Non-executive Independent Director
Di is the former professor at the University of Auckland, with an extensive list of peer reviewed publications. She was then Chief Executive of the Royal Society of New Zealand and has over 20 years’ experience in various management and governance roles in the tertiary education, science and health sectors, including Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity) and Council member at the University of Auckland, a Director of Agresearch, a Crown Research Institute,. She is currently a Member of the Victoria University of Wellington Council Nominations Panel and Member International Jury for L’Oreal for Women in Science Fellowships Melbourne. She is a Director of the Cawthron Institute and a member of the governance boards of the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies University of Otago and two National Science Challenges - Ageing Well and Healthier Lives. She is a Trustee of the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research and the Deafness Research Foundation (NZ). She is a former member of the Board of Grow Wellington and a current trustee of Business Trust Marlborough. She is the Executive Director of DCM Solutions, a small consulting company for research in education, science and health. She was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to education, a Companion of the Royal Society of New Zealand for services to science.
Di is the Chairman of the Powerhouse Human Resources and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Portfolio Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committees.
Appointed to the Board on 10/12/2014.