Donald Frederick Hattaway CA, ACIS
Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director

Don is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and has practised as a Chartered Accountant in public practice since 1980. He retired as a Partner in Price Waterhouse in 1996 and has specialised in acting for small or medium sized enterprise businesses since then often fulfilling the role of finance director for those companies. Don was the Chairman of listed banking software technology company Finzsoft Solutions Ltd. Don is a previous Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Auckland Cricket Association. He is a Director of Sietec (NZ) Limited and has held a previous public company directorship with Cooks Global Foods Ltd as well as directorships with a number of private companies.

Robert Garry Hart LLB (Hons) Waikato University (1998), PG Dip Management
Independent Non-Executive Director

Rob is a director of Waikato law firm Ellice Tanner Hart, who has practised law for 16 years. In this role he has wide experience acting on finance and security related matters involving various tiers of lenders. He also advises clients on governance and insolvency related matters. Rob was previously a director of New Zealand Cricket Incorporated and is currently deputy chair of Balloons Over Waikato Trust which annually stages Waikato’s largest event. Rob is a member of the New Zealand Sports Tribunal and has held directorships with a number of private companies.

Alistair Alan Ward B.Com (Hons) M INST D AFNZIM
Independent Non-Executive Director

Alistair is a director & principal of Campbell MacPherson Limited, a corporate advisory firm he co-founded in 2002. Campbell MacPherson is a leading corporate advisory firm providing a wide range of corporate advisory and investment banking services. Alistair has advised many business leaders and owners on issues relating to corporate governance, strategy, mergers, acquisitions and capital raising. Alistair has extensive senior management experience in New Zealand and overseas with the Fletcher Building Group between 1982 and 1997. Alistair is a former CEO of The Golden Bay Cement Company Ltd, Alistair has also chaired a variety of industry groups including the Cement & Concrete Association of NZ and the Major Energy Users Group. Alistair is a former director of Solid Energy (having resigned in December 2001).He is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and an Associate Fellow of the NZ Institute of Management and has held directorships with a number of private companies.

Brent Douglas King B.Com., CA, CMA, RFA
Executive Director (Managing Director)

Brent was the founder and managing director of Dorchester Pacific Limited, and its subsidiary Dorchester Finance Limited, until he resigned in 2006. During his tenure he built that company from zero to over $480m in assets and returns of 20% per annum for over 10 years. Dorchester Pacific Limited was a public issuer with a registered prospectus for more than fifteen years. During that time Dorchester Pacific Limited and other companies Brent was a director of registered in excess of 100 prospectuses/disclosure documents and companies it sponsored also issued prospectuses. Mr King is a current director of Corporate Holdings Limited, Investment Research Group Limited (IRG), Equity Investment Advisers Limited, King Capital & Investment Corporation Limited, Mykco Limited and Chow Group Limited. IRG is both an NZAX sponsor and an NXT advisor. Mr King has also held directorships with a number of private companies.

Gregory John Pearce B.Com.
Executive Director (Lending and Credit)

Greg is a lending and credit specialist having held roles with large companies (Telecom and Air New Zealand) and a senior role with Dorchester Finance Limited being General Manager Lending and Credit from 1997 to 2008. Since that time, he has consulted and contracted to receivers in relation to loan recoveries.

Garth William Ward B.Com., C.A.

Garth is a senior company secretary and Chief Financial Officer. He is a Chartered Accountant, having been a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand for over 35 years. Garth has advised a number of listed and unlisted companies over his 35 year career in accounting and finance.