Profile of Directors

Alastair Gibson Kerr MA (Hons)

Attended by Invitation – Audio Committee;
Remuneration Committee

Alastair Kerr joined the Board in December 2017. He is a professional independent director and has held many senior executive roles internationally with organisations such as Marks and Spencer, Mothercare, Virgin, The Body Shop, L’Oreal and Williams Sonoma Inc., in a career spanning 35 years.

Alastair is currently Chair of Murphy Group, the UK based construction company. In New Zealand he Chairs Cognition Education Limited, Vet NZ Limited and Paper Plus Limited.

Tony Donald Allison B Com, BA, CA, CMINSTD

Independent Non-Executive Director
Chair – Audit Committee
Member – Remuneration Committee

Tony Allison joined the Board in June 2016. He is the former CEO of Night ‘n Day and is now an independent professional director and consultant, serving on multiple boards, including Delta Utility Services Limited and Dunedin International Airport Limited. Tony is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. His executive career includes senior positions in large accounting and legal firms along with a major construction and development company.

Benjamin John Powles LLB, BA

Independent Non-Executive Director,
Chair – Remuneration Committee
Member – Audit Committee

Ben Powles joined the Board in December 2017. He started his career with one of New Zealand’s largest law firms, before making a switch to high growth technology companies. His executive career includes senior management roles in the telecommunications, finance and energy industries. Until recently Ben was the CEO of one of Australasia’s most successful home-grown online retailers, World Front/Fishpond.

Antony David Karp B Bus (HONS), MAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director
Member – Audit Committee; Remuneration Committee

Antony Karp joined the Board in June 2018. He holds a number of corporate roles including being the CEO and Managing Director of Prezzee, a Sydney based fintech that specialises in online gift cards. He is also a corporate adviser to the Precision Group and a non executive director of hardware wholesaler the Whites Group. Antony began his career in the property industry, working with Jones Lang LaSalle in Australia and Asia before moving in to the funds management sector, joining BT Funds Management where he ran BT Hotel Group. He then spent 12 years with the ASX listed Australian department store retailer David Jones before joining the Smiths City Board.