Board

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TIM COOK

CMinstD

Independent Chairman

Tim is a Director of a number of companies within Veritas.  He is also Chairman of SaferSleep NZ Limited, SaferSleep USA, MyWave Limited, MyWave Holdings Limited, Flossie.com and The Auckland Heart Group, NZ’s largest private cardiology practice.  He is a Director of MoleMap NZ Limited, Distil Group Limited and NZX listed Plexure Group Limited.

He chairs the Remuneration Committee for Veritas and is Chair of the Audit Committee.

His earlier management career includes senior retail and operational management roles in the supermarket, retail, franchising, food and fashion industry sectors.

From 2006 to 2011 he was a Director of NZX listed Charlie’s Group Limited, representing Collins Asset Management who was the cornerstone shareholder at 19.69%.  He was a member of the Finance and Audit Committee and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.  He was heavily involved in its sale to Asahi Group for $129 million in 2011.

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MICHAEL MORTON

MBA (Massey)

Executive Director

Michael Morton has extensive management experience and over 17 years’ experience as CEO of the Mad Butcher business.

Michael’s first management position was Assistant Manager at Stallone’s Pizza Delivery Company; a South Island based pizza chain which later became Eagle Boys Pizza.  He was later appointed Operations Manager of that company.

Michael next worked for PepsiCo as Assistant Manager of KFC and then Operations Manager, before moving to Restaurant Brands New Zealand Limited to become General Manager of the Pizza Hut business.  In 2000, Michael left Restaurant Brands and joined the Mad Butcher Holdings Limited as CEO under Sir Peter Leitch’s ownership.  In 2007, Michael completed the acquisition of the Mad Butcher Holdings Limited.

Since Michael joined the Mad Butcher business as CEO in 2000, the number of Mad Butcher stores throughout New Zealand has more than doubled.

Following on from the successful acquisition of the Mad Butcher Holdings Limited by Veritas, Michael joined the Board of Veritas as continued his role as CEO of the Mad Butcher.

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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.

John 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.

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

John 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, John 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.

John joined the Board in December 2014.