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New Independent Director Appointed

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Goodman (NZ) Limited, the Manager of Goodman Property Trust, is pleased to announce it has appointed Laurissa Cooney to the Board as a non-executive Director. 

The effective date of the appointment is 4 November 2020 and in accordance with the NZX listing rules the Board has determined that Laurissa is an Independent Director. 

Laurissa is a professional director. Her current directorships include Accordant Group Limited, Air New Zealand Limited, Ngai Tai ki Tamaki and Tourism Bay of Plenty where she is also the Chair.  

Prior to these governance roles she was Chief Financial Officer of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. Her professional career has also included senior auditing and consulting roles with Deloitte. She holds a Bachelor of Management Studies (Hons) from Waikato University, is a Fellow of the Charted Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. 

Keith Smith, Chair of Goodman (NZ) Limited said, “We are delighted to be appointing such a capable Director as we commence our Board renewal programme. Laurissa’s technical expertise together with her wider professional and community experience augments the skills of existing directors and broadens our business perspective.”

Goodman (NZ) Limited has also announced that Independent Director Peter Simmonds will be retiring from the Board on 31 December 2020.

Keith Smith said, “Peter has made an outstanding contribution to the business over the last 10 years, as both Director and Chair of the Audit Committee. The Board and management team all thank him for his efforts and wish him a successful retirement when he steps down at the end of the year.”

For further information please contact:

John Dakin
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Goodman (NZ) Limited
(021) 321 541

Keith Smith
Chairman and Independent Director
Goodman (NZ) Limited
(021) 920 659