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Board of directors

Sir Ralph Norris
Sir Ralph Norris

Sir Ralph Norris

HFIITP, Hon. D Bus (University of NSW) Independent Chairman, Member of Remuneration and Nominations Committees

Sir Ralph retired as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in November 2011 following a 40 year career in the banking sector in Australia and New Zealand, including as Chief Executive Officer of ASB Bank.  He is also a former Chief Executive Officer of Air New Zealand. 

Sir Ralph is Chairman of Contact and RANQX Holdings and a director of the Advisory Board of New Zealand Treasury and Fletcher Building Industries.

He is a member of SouthPark Corporation, the NZ Olympic Advisory Committee, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Advisory Board, The University of Auckland Council and trustee of Business Mentors New Zealand. He also served as an independent non-executive director of Fletcher Building from 2001 to 2005. 

Sir Ralph was appointed to the Fletcher Building Limited board in April 2014. He became Chairman in October 2014.

Mark Adamson
Mark Adamson

Mark Adamson

BA (Hons), ACA, ATII Non-independent Executive Director

Mark Adamson is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the company.  He joined the Formica Group in 1998 as Chief Financial Officer of the European division, followed by the role of Managing Director UK and Eire and in 2004 became president of Formica Europe.  He became the Chief Executive of Formica Corporation in 2008 and of the Laminates & Panels division in 2011. Prior to joining Formica he was Financial Controller of the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline.  Mr Adamson is a member of the English Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Taxation and a director of Fletcher Building Industries.

Mr Adamson was first appointed to the Fletcher Building Limited board on 1 October 2012.

Antony Carter
Antony Carter

Antony Carter

BE (Hons), ME, MPhil (Loughborough) Independent Non-Executive Director; Member of Remuneration and Nominations Committees

Tony Carter was previously Managing Director of Foodstuffs (Auckland) and Foodstuffs (New Zealand), New Zealand’s largest retail organisation, and a director of a number of related companies. He has extensive experience in retailing, having joined Foodstuffs in 1994 and from having owned and operated several Mitre 10 hardware stores, and was a director and later Chairman of Mitre 10 New Zealand. Mr Carter is Chairman of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Air New Zealand and the Blues LLP, a director of ANZ Bank New Zealand, Fletcher Building Industries and Avonhead Mall, and a trustee of the Maurice Carter Charitable Trust.

Mr Carter was first appointed to the board of Fletcher Building Limited on 1 September 2010.

Dr Alan Jackson
Dr Alan Jackson

Dr Alan Jackson

BEng (Hons), PhD (Auckland) MBA (IMD Management Institute) Independent Non-Executive Director; Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Sustainability, Environment, Health and Safety and Nominations Committees

Dr Alan Jackson was until 2009 Chairman Australasia, Senior Vice President and Director of The Boston Consulting Group. He has been an international management consultant since 1987 with The Boston Consulting Group and has proven experience at the most senior levels of international and government business.  Dr Jackson has worked across a range of industries including resources, diversified industrials, building products and construction sectors including as chairman of Housing Corporation New Zealand.  Dr Jackson is a Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers. He is a director of Delegat’s Group and Fletcher Building Industries and Chairman of New Zealand Thorughbred Racing.

Dr Jackson was first appointed to the Fletcher Building Limited board on 1 September 2009.

John Judge
John Judge

John Judge

BCom, FCA, MPP, FInstD Independent Non-Executive Director; Chairman of the Audit and Risk Commitee, Member of the Nominations Committee

John Judge has considerable experience in Australasian business and brings financial and analytical knowledge to the board. His career includes various roles within Ernst & Young culminating in the position of Chief Executive of Ernst & Young New Zealand. He is Chairman of ANZ Bank New Zealand and the Auckland Arts Festival Trust, a director of Fletcher Building Industries and The New Zealand Initiative, and a member of the Otago Business School Board of Advisers.

Mr Judge was first appointed to the Fletcher Building Limited board on 9 June 2008.

Kathryn Spargo
Kathryn Spargo

Kathryn Spargo

LLB (Hons), BA Independent Non-Executive Director; Chairman of the Sustainability, Environment, Health and Safety Committee and member of the Audit and Risk and Nominations Committees

Kathryn Spargo has extensive business experience from advisory roles on strategic and governance issues following a career in legal practice in both the public and private sectors. She is the chairman of ASX listed company UGL and a director of Adairs, Sigma Pharmaceuticals, Sonic Healthcare, SMEC Holdings (Australia) and Fletcher Building Industries. She is also a member of the Geelong Football Club board.  Ms Spargo is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Ms Spargo was first appointed to the Fletcher Building Limited board on 1 March 2012.

Cecilia Tarrant
Cecilia Tarrant

Cecilia Tarrant

BA, LLB (Hons), LLM (Berkeley) Independent Non-Executive Director; Member of the Audit and Risk, Sustainability, Environment, Health and Safety and Nominations Committees

Cecilia Tarrant has over 20 years of experience in international banking and finance, having worked as a lawyer and as an investment banker in the USA and Europe. Prior to returning to New Zealand, she was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in London. She is a director of Fletcher Building Industries, Annuitas Management and Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group Trustee NZ and Deputy Chairman of the Government Superannuation Fund Authority. Ms Tarrant is also an Executive-in-Residence at The University of Auckland Business School.

Ms Tarrant was first appointed to the Fletcher Building Limited board on 10 October 2011.

Steve Vamos
Steve Vamos

Steve Vamos

BE (Hons) Independent Non-Executive Director; Member of the Audit and Risk and Nominations Committees.

Steve Vamos has more than 30 years’ experience in the information technology and online media industry.  His previous executive roles include, Vice President, Worldwide Sales and International Operations for Microsoft Corporation Online Services Group, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Australia and New Zealand, Chief Executive Officer of ninemsn and senior executive roles at Apple and IBM.  He is a Non-Executive Director of Telstra and Fletcher Building Industries and is a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Technology Sydney Business School.

Steve was first appointed to the Fletcher Building Limited Board on 6 July 2015.