The TeamTalk Ltd Board of Directors


ROGER SOWRY - Independent Chairman

Roger was a Member of Parliament from 1990 to 2005, including a spell as Chief Whip (1994-96). Following the 1996 election he was Minister of Social Welfare, a position he held for three years. He served as Associate Minister of Health (1996-98) and Leader of the House (1998-99). In 1999 Roger became Deputy Leader of the National Party. Roger retired from Parliament in 2005, moving to become Chief Executive of Arthritis New Zealand. He also serves as a member of the Electricity Authority, and chairs Weltec and Whiteria Polytechnics. He is currently a partner at Saunders Unsworth Limited. Roger became TeamTalk’s Chairman on 27th August 2014.

Reg Barrett

REG BARRETT - Independent Director

Reg is a Wellington based company director with assignments in both the commercial and government sector in New Zealand and overseas. He is a former CEO of three organisations with Central and Regional government spanning 13 years, a military engineer career spanning 21 years and over 10 years executive experience with Vodafone. He has had over 25 years governance experience as both a Chairman and Director of commercial enterprises and specialist knowledge in civil engineering projects, telecommunications, supply chain, land transport and use of technologies as enablers for enterprises.

Nathan York 2015

NATHAN YORK - Independent Director

Nathan has held a number of senior management and governance positions, primarily in the Māori and property sectors, and is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Tuaropaki Trust and Chair of the Ahu Whenua Trust, Whaiti Kuranui 2D4 Sec1B. He has extensive portfolio management and property development experience, having delivered a number of nationally recognised projects during his prior involvement at Tainui Group Holdings. Nathan has tribal affiliations to Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Raukawa/Tainui and Ngāti Tūwharetoa.

James Sclater 2017

JAMES SCLATER- Independent Director

James Sclater is a professional company director and trustee acting for a number of companies and investment trusts, including ProCare Health, Homecare Medical and Damar Industries. James is a chartered accountant and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the New Zealand Institute of Directors. Prior to 2009, James was chairman of Grant Thornton Auckland, where he was a business advisory services director for 18 years, specialising in small-to-medium enterprise accounting, taxation and management advice.

Susan Freeman-Greene

SUSAN FREEMAN-GREENE - Independent Director

Susan is currently Chief Executive of Engineering New Zealand (formerly IPENZ) where she has been since February 2015. Susan was formerly Chief Executive of the Broadcasting Standards Authority and before that was a senior leader and Chief Mediator with the Human Rights Commission. Her professional background is in law (she still holds a Practising Certificate) and she practised for many years as a lawyer before adding to her repertoire by undertaking further training and practising as a mediator. She has had over 25 years’ experience across the public and private sector in law (including in the commercial and employment areas) and in mediation.