Board

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DUNCAN MAKEIG

Bachelor of Law, LLB, Otago University

Independent Director – Chairman

Duncan has over 30 years of experience in business principally in the FMCG sector working across multiple international jurisdictions as General Counsel and Company Secretary, leading corporate M&A activity, IPOs and privatisations. Mr Makeig previously worked for Lion and Yum! International in a number of different roles, and is currently Chief Executive Officer of China Road, a full service brand-building partner for Australian and New Zealand premium food producers looking to establish and grow their brands for long term success in the Chinese market. Mr Makeig is Chairman of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation and has served as Chairman on a number of public and private boards, including Heineken-Lion Australia, Banksia Wines Ltd and Bevchain Australia Ltd. He is co-owner of The Royal Hotel in Wyong on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

He has been a Director of Veritas since March 2019.

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CARL CARRINGTON

BE (Chem & Mats), MBA  (Cranfield), CMInstD

Non-Executive Director

Carl has significant hospitality experience.  His senior management experience is primarily in the food & beverage sector with 14 years in DB Breweries, Lion Nathan and Heineken joint venture businesses in New Zealand, Asia and Australia including five years as Managing Director of the Heineken-Lion Joint Venture in Australia. His most recent senior management experience has been six years as CEO of pan-iwi owned Aotearoa Fisheries.

He is currently a Director and Acting CEO of Hop Revolution Limited and a Director of McCashin’s Brewery.

He has been a Director of Veritas since July 2018.

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JOHN MOORE

B.Com (Hons), LLB (Hons) – University of Queensland

Independent Director 

John is an experienced investment banker and corporate adviser who has worked in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand.

He started his career with CS First Boston in Australia in 1993, before moving to Ord Minnett / Jardine Fleming, transferring to Hong Kong in 1997.  Joining ABN AMRO in Hong Kong in 1997, he then had various roles in both Equity Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions for ABN AMRO, including being responsible for NZ ECM (2001 – 2003) and holding senior positions in the group’s investment banking operations in Asia between 2004 and 2009.

He has been based in New Zealand since 2009 and, from 2010 to early 2014, was Head of ECM for Craigs Investment Partners.

He has experience working with a range of New Zealand companies, including working on the IPOs of Freightways, Skellerup, Summerset, Moa, SLI Systems and the Fonterra Shareholders Fund, as well as transactions for Veritas (the acquisition of Mad Butcher and the associated equity raising), Goodman Property, Contact Energy and Arrium.

In May 2014, he established Miro Capital Advisory Limited, an advisory firm focused on providing capital markets advice to small and medium sized companies in New Zealand, both listed and unlisted.  Miro Capital is an NZX Sponsor firm as well as being the first accredited NXT Market Advisor firm.

He has been a Director of Veritas since December 2014.

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CRAIG NORRIS

MComm (Auckland), CA (CAANZ)

Non-Executive Director

Craig has a substantial background in investment banking, mergers and acquisition and corporate advisory work. He is currently a private investor with hospitality and tourism interests, and prior to that was a Managing Director in principal investment at JP Morgan based in Hong Kong.  He has worked in significant financial institutions and banks in London and New York.

He has been a Director of Veritas since June 2018.