Rob Campbell

Independent Chairman

Rob is our independent chairman and he has over 30 years’ experience in investment management and corporate governance. Rob is currently Chair of Tourism Holdings Ltd, SkyCity Entertainment Limited, Summerset Group Holdings Limited (NZ) and a director of Precinct Properties. He is also a director of substantial private companies based in Australia and New Zealand, and a director of, or advisor to, a number of hedge and private equity funds in a number of countries. Rob trained as an economist and has worked in a variety of capital market advisory and governance roles over a long period. Rob has been an Ultrafast Fibre Director since April 2018.

Mark Franklin


Mark is Chief Executive of Stevenson Group, a position he has held since early 2010. Prior to that role, Mark was the founding Chief Executive of TZ1, the global carbon registry, and before that, Chief Executive of Vector - one of New Zealand‘s largest network lines companies. Mark’s other directorships include Stevenson Group Limited, WEL Networks, Auckland Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of Committee for Auckland and Precinct Management Limited. Mark was formerly a Director of NZ Rail Corporation (KiwiRail) and has also been a member of the Prime Minister‘s Climate Change Leadership Forum and the Australia and New Zealand Joint Prime Minister’s Leadership Forum. Mark has been an Ultrafast Fibre Director since December 2010.

Anthony Steele


Tony is an experienced Business Adviser and Chartered Accountant. He acted as Managing Partner of the KPMG Hamilton office and a member of the KPMG National Management Board for 11 years. Tony is an independent Director and Chairman of Maisey Group Limited and various subsidiaries in NZ and Australia.He is a Director of WEL Networks Limited and Waikato Networks Limited. Tony is a Fellow of both the Institute of Directors and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.Tony has been a Director of Ultrafast Fibre Limited since October 2014.

Carolyn Steele


Carolyn is a professional director with substantial experience in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and investment management. Carolyn is currently a director of WEL Networks Limited, Metlifecare Limited, Green Cross Health Limited and Halberg Disability Sport Foundation. Carolyn is also a Trustee of the New Zealand Football Foundation and previous director of Datacom Group Limited. Until 2016, Carolyn was a Portfolio Manager at Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, the Crown entity which manages the New Zealand Superannuation Fund. Prior to joining the Guardians in 2010, Carolyn spent ten years in investment banking at Forsyth Barr and Credit Suisse/First NZ Capital. Carolyn has been an Ultrafast Fibre Director since April 2018.

Paul McGilvary


Paul is currently Chairman of Maui Milk and a director of AsureQuality and Waikato Milking Systems Limited. Previously, Paul was the Chief Executive of Tatua Co-operative Dairy Company, based in Morrinsville, from 2008 until the end of 2016. He was also Chairman of the Japan, USA and Shanghai subsidiaries. Tatua’s focus is the manufacturing and marketing of complex value added products for the world’s food industry. Paul has also been the Chief Executive of HortResearch, the largest plant and fruit research organisation in the world. Paul’s career to date includes business development and general management roles in a number of industries, including science, automotive, infrastructure and food, both in New Zealand and overseas. Paul has been an Ultrafast Fibre Director since April 2018.

Barry Harris


Barry has extensive governance and executive experience. He has held a number of Chief Executive roles including Environment Waikato, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Hamilton City Council. Barry was also a senior executive with Fonterra for five years, and is currently Chairman of New Zealand Food Innovation (Waikato) Limited, Agricultural Services Limited and McFall Fuels Limited. Barry is a Director of DairyNZ, Dexcel Limited, Primary ITO, TB Free New Zealand Limited, National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) Limited, Te Awa River Trust Trustee and OSPRI (formerly Animal Health Board). Previous board roles include CentrePort, RD1, International Nutritionals, Hamilton Riverside Hotels and Local Authority Shared Services. Barry has been an Ultrafast Fibre Director since April 2018.

Geoff Lawrie


Geoff has 36 years of professional business experience in the technology industry in New Zealand and Asia / Pacific, 25 of those in General Manager or Managing Director positions. He has worked at a senior strategic level for some of the most respected international companies in this industry, including 6 years as the Managing Director of Microsoft NZ and 9 years as the NZ Country Manager for Cisco Systems. He has well developed skills in the area of leadership and communications, innovation management, business strategy and sales management, as well as considerable experience in leading the market and media engagement for a company. Geoff was the inaugural Chairman of the NZ Tech industry association and maintains strong linkages with the technology-based innovation sector in NZ. Geoff is a Director at Howard and Company, a Director at Ultrafast Fibre, Chairman of Auror, a Beachheads Advisor for NZTE and is a trustee of the Valens Group charitable organisation. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and the Ice Angel network in Auckland. Geoff has been an Ultrafast Fibre Director since April 2017.

Keith Goodall


Keith is a chartered accountant in practice in Auckland and is primarily a professional director sitting on the Boards of companies involved in the energy, health, distribution, trades and hospitality sectors. Keith has had a lengthy experience in the technology sector having chaired one of New Zealand’s first ISP’s, iHug Ltd and was subsequently appointed Deputy Chair of ASX listed iiNet Pty Ltd. Following his resignation from iiNet he joined the Board of Callplus/Slingshot until it was sold in 2015. Keith also acts as an expert witness in the High Court and Family Court on commercial and family matters and has held High Court appointments. Keith has been an Ultrafast Fibre Director since April 2017.