George Adams is an independent Director and was appointed to the Board on 1 June 2018. He was appointed Chair of the Board in July 2020, having served as Deputy Chair of the Board since April 2019. George was also appointed Chair of the Board’s Nomination Committee in July 2020 and is a member of the Board’s Audit and Remuneration Committees. George brings outstanding commercial and governance experience from more than 25 years of international business experience in the fast-moving consumer goods and telecommunications industries, as well as a strong background in occupational health and safety.
John Rae is an independent Director and joined the Bremworth Board in July 2015. He is a member of the Board’s Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. John has degrees in Law and Commerce and spent his early career in banking in New Zealand and London in various treasury and capital market roles for 10 years before returning to New Zealand and undertaking a number of private equity, venture capital and corporate finance transactions in Australasia.
Dianne Williams is an independent Director and joined the Bremworth Board in July 2015. She was appointed Chair of the Board’s Remuneration Committee in July 2020 and is a member of the Board’s Audit and Nomination Committees. Dianne’s early career was in marketing in the FMCG sector, driving market dominance for some of New Zealand’s favourite brands including Cadbury and Sealord before taking up senior executive roles with companies demanding strong sales and marketing programmes.
Grant Biel is a non-independent Director by virtue of his interests in Rural Aviation (1963) Limited, a substantial product holder in Bremworth. He has been on the Bremworth Board since July 1984, held the position of executive Director from July 1984 to September 1995 and is a member of the Board’s Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Grant is the surviving co-founder of the Cavalier Carpets business which he founded with Tony Timpson in 1972.
Paul Izzard is an independent Director and joined the Bremworth Board in November 2020. Paul is a member of the Board’s Audit and Remuneration Committees. Paul is founder and director of Izzard Design, a leading interior design business in New Zealand. Over almost 20 years, he has completed more than 300 projects in residential and commercial design. Paul’s industry knowledge and networks, as well as his business leadership experience, are considered valuable attributes as Bremworth transforms to being a global leader in designing and creating desirable, sustainable, safe and high performing natural interior solutions.