Kiwibank appoints future director

Anne Haira joins Kiwibank board

Kiwibank appoints future director

Kiwibank has announced the appointment of Anne Haira to its board as part of the Institute of Director’s Future Directors programme.

Haira, currently the deputy secretary partnerships, investments, and enablement at the Ministry of Environment, brings extensive experience in climate change policy and external affairs.

Haira’s career

Haira has held leadership roles at the Ministry of Environment since 2019 and previously worked at Fonterra, where she pioneered the organisation’s Māori strategy.

She also served as a senior lawyer with Kensington Swan, advising iwi and hapū on Te Tiriti o Waitangi settlement negotiations, and has also worked overseas with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community in New Caledonia and the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs in Canada.

Role and expectations

As a future director, Haira will fully participate in Kiwibank board and committee meetings as a non-voting participant. She expressed her excitement about the appointment.

“This appointment provides me with the opportunity to learn from governors with wide-ranging sectoral experience,” Haira said. “I'm looking forward to contributing my experience in climate change and sustainability and experiencing first-hand the challenger culture that the bank is known for.”

“This is an exciting opportunity for both Kiwibank and Anne,” said Jon Hartley, Kiwibank board chair. “Her background, experiences, and enthusiasm align closely with our purpose of Kiwi making Kiwi better off. We welcome Anne in her role as a future director of the bank and look forward to working together.”

Read the Kiwibank announcement here.

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