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 Auckland City BMW Limited, Team MINI Limited and Rolls Royce Motor Cars Auckland.  He is also Chairman of SaferSleep NZ Limited, SaferSleep USA and The Auckland Heart Group, NZ’s, largest private cardiology practice.  He is a Director of MyWave Limited, MyWave Holdings Limited and a Director of NAZX listed VMob 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 12 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 Gene4ral 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 Business 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 to 36.

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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SHARON HUNTER

Independent Director

Sharon is one of New Zealand’s best-known and respected business women. In 1989 she co-founded PC Direct which rapidly became New Zealand’s largest and most successful personal computer company.

After selling the company in 1997, she and Tenby Powell formed Hunter Powell Investments Partners Ltd (HPIP) in 1999.

Their first acquisition was Continental Distributors, subsequently re-launched as euroPacific Foods. After that business doubled in size, it was sold to Delmaine Fine Foods. Later they purchased Hirepool from Owens Group with private equity partners Goldman Sachs JB Were.

Sharon currently sits on the Investment Advisory panel for the Government’s Primary Growth Partnership and was previously a member of the Advisory Board for Rugby World Cup 2011. Sharon is a non-executive director for Spicers Portfolio Management, and chair of corporate advisory and finance firm Cranleigh New Zealand.  She is also on the Board of The Skin Institute Group.

In addition to her business activities, Sharon is actively involved in the not-for-profit sector. She is a trustee of the Starship Foundation and past Chair and Board member of the Robin Hood Foundation.

Sharon joined the Board in February 2014.

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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.  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 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.

John joined the Board in December 2014.