Our directors

 

Jane Taylor

LLB (Hons), LLM, B.For.Sc (Hons),      
Dip Acc, FCA

Jane is a professional director, barrister and independent hearings commissioner with extensive commercial, legal, regulatory and governance experience. She was appointed as an Orion director in June 2018 and as Chair in February 2019. Jane is also currently Deputy Chair of the External Reporting Board (XRB) and a director of Silver Fern Farms, Port Otago, and Ontario Teachers Plan Forest Investments. She is also a Guardian of the Aotearoa Circle, a charitable trust comprised of private and public sector entities dedicated to restoring the decline in our natural capital.

 Jane Taylor 2019

Jen Crawford 

BA (Hons) LLB CMInstD

Jen was appointed as an Orion director in August 2021. She is a professional director with a background in resource management and infrastructure projects. Jen has governance experience in a range of sectors and practiced for more than 20 years as a specialist lawyer in New Zealand and the UK, including as a Partner at Anderson Lloyd. Jen is currently a director of MHV Water and Mahaanui Kurataiao. She also provides mentoring and executive coaching support to professionals in the Canterbury region. 

 Jen Crawford
 

Sally Farrier

BE (Hons), MBA, GDipAppFin

Sally was appointed as an Orion director in August 2020.  She has more than 20 years’ experience as non-executive director with specialist expertise in economic regulation and governance of energy, utilities and infrastructure. Sally is a director of AusNet Services Ltd which owns and operates an electricity distribution network in Victoria, Australia, and is a former director of Meridian Energy. She has served on Ministerial panels, determination and review bodies related to pricing, planning and reform. She is an active angel investor and was a member of the team that founded Patientrack in the early 2000s.

Sally Farrier 2021 

Bruce Gemmell

BBS, CA (NZ and AU)

Bruce was appointed as an Orion director in September 2016. He is a professional director. Bruce was formerly a senior partner of international accounting firm EY. Bruce is Chancellor of Lincoln University. He is also either a director or trustee of the Highlanders rugby franchise, Miramar Consolidated Limited, Planz Consultants Limited, Central  Plains Water Limited, Lincoln Agritech Limited and other companies. Bruce also consults to corporates on matters of value, capital raising and restructuring.

 Bruce Gemmel

Jason McDonald

BE Elec (Hons), MBA (Technology Management)

Jason was appointed as an Orion director in August 2017. Jason is an independent consultant and he is the chair of Mevo Limited and director of Red Bus Limited. Jason has previously held senior executive positions in Meridian Energy and the former Electricity Corporation of New Zealand, and several governance and advisory roles in the energy sector – including with Arc Innovations, Powershop, RightHouse and WhisperTech.

 Jason McDonald 2019

Mike Sang

BCA

Mike was appointed as an Orion director in August 2021. He has a finance background with a career in a variety of sectors including roles as CEO of Ngai Tahu Holdings and CFO of PGG Wrightson. He is a professional director and has had a number of directorships with current roles including Government Super Fund Authority and BRANZ. Mike is a Chartered Member of the IOD and a Chartered Accountant with CAANZ.   

 Mike Sang


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