Board

Murray Gribben

CEO

Murray Gribben’s investment experience spans New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. He was previously a director of leading property development and investment firm Willis Bond where he was responsible for capital raising and property investment. Prior to that Murray was managing director of AMP Capital Investors, New Zealand’s largest funds management firm. His responsibilities there included infrastructure, property and private equity investment in New Zealand. He has also held senior roles with Henderson Global Investors in the United Kingdom.

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Don Huse

CHAIR

Don is a professional Director.  He is Chair of OTPP New Zealand Forest Investments Limited, deputy Chair of Transpower New Zealand Limited and a Director of Precinct Properties New Zealand Limited.  He was Chief Executive Officer of Auckland International Airport Limited and Wellington International Airport Limited. He is also a former Director and Chief Financial Officer of Sydney Airport Corporation Limited and a Director of TransAlta New Zealand Limited.

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Chris Kelly

DIRECTOR

Chris was the Chief Executive Officer of Landcorp Farming Limited from 2001 to 2013. He has also held a number of significant agribusiness board positions over the past decade, including Farm IQ Systems Limited, as well as acting as a member of Massey University Council.

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Debbie Birch

DIRECTOR

Debbie is General Manager, Commercial Investments at Te Tumu Paeroa (the new Maori Trustee) based in Wellington and is leading the organisation’s strategy to optimise Maori land and assets. She has 30 years of financial markets experience including managing global investment portfolios in Asia and Australia.

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Graeme Sutton

DIRECTOR

Graeme is a farmer, former Chairperson of Irrigation New Zealand and a former Director of Waimakariri Irrigation Limited. Graeme has held Director positions in a number of agribusiness companies.

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Lindsay Crossen

DIRECTOR

Lindsay comes from a civil engineering background and has extensive experience in leadership and governance roles. He has worked in design, local government infrastructure and contracting disciplines. Lindsay is a Distinguished Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management. He is Chair of the National Infrastructure Advisory Board and currently has project governance roles in the Ultra-Fast Broadband and University capital development industries.  Previously Lindsay was CEO for a national contracting company.

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Michael Webb

DIRECTOR

Michael is a commercial barrister, specialising in corporate, banking, financial markets and regulatory law. He has extensive governance experience on the boards of New Zealand and Australian companies and Crown entities.

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Linda Robertson

Director

Linda is a professional Director.  She is currently a director of Auckland Council Investments Limited, Dunedin City Holdings Limited, Dunedin City Treasury Limited, Dunedin Venues Limited, Hunter Downs Development Company Limited,  NZ Registry Services Limited, NZPM Group Limited and King Country Energy Limited.  Linda is also a member of the Audit & Risk Committee for the Ministry of Social Development and a member of the Treasury Advisory Committee for the New Zealand Export Credit Office.  Her previous directorship roles include New Zealand Post Ltd, Kiwibank Limited, the Earthquake Commission, Catalyst Risk Management Ltd and Speirs Group Limited.  Ms Robertson has 30 years experience in executive finance roles having worked in the banking and energy sector in New Zealand.  Linda is a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

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Crown Irrigation has three core functions:

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Co-investing in irrigation schemes

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Providing grants to irrigation schemes in development

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Applying commercial expertise and leadership to irrigation schemes