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 30 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 is an independent director and joined the Board in July 2015. Since then he has at various times been Deputy Chair of the Company and also Chair of both the Audit and Risk and Remuneration committees. John has degrees in both law and commerce and had a successful international career as a CEO in the finance sector, which has evolved into becoming an experienced chair and director across a range of industries in over the past 30 years. His specialization is in governance of entities facing challenging situations and transformations, and shareholder transition and succession.
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.
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.
Katherine Turns is an independent director and is the newest member of the Board joining in February 2022. She was appointed Chair of the Board’s Audit Committee at the same time and is a member of the Board’s Remuneration and Nomination Committee. Katherine is a highly regarded and respected leader and qualified Chartered Accountant. She has a depth of financial, commercial and sustainability expertise across manufacturing and primary sectors and a wealth of experience taking New Zealand products to the world.
Grant Biel served as a non-executive Director from September 1995 up until his retirement from the Board in November 2021, when he was appointed the Company’s first ever Director Emeritus – a position he will hold for life. Grant is the surviving co-founder of the Cavalier Carpets business which he founded with Tony Timpson in 1972.