Governance

Governance Policies
GXH Securities Trading policy Aug 2019
GXH Company Constitution 30 July 2019
GXH Board Charter May 2019
GXH Code of Ethics Policy March 2019
GXH Continuous Disclosure Policy February 2019
GXH Diversity Policy November 2018
GXH Finance and Risk Committee Charter November 2018
GXH Nomination and Remuneration Committee Charter November 2018
GXH Remuneration Policy November 2018
GXH Protected Disclosure Policy February 2019
GXH Audit Committee Charter March 2019


Board of Directors
Peter Merton
Chair

Peter Merton, an Otago University Pharmacy graduate, has been involved in the pharmaceutical industry in New Zealand and overseas since the early 1980s.
His involvement with the company goes back to the late 1990s, and he played an active part in the initial industry consolidation when Amcal and Unichem brands merged to form Pharmacybrands Limited, later renamed Green Cross Health Limited.

Following the merger of Life Pharmacy Limited (LPL) with Pharmacybrands Limited in 2009 Peter assumed the role of Chair of the Group. He is also a significant shareholder in the company through his interest in Cape Healthcare Limited. Peter has previously held the roles of Chief Executive of the Propharma/Healthcare Logistics businesses and Director of EBOS Group Limited.

Andrew Bagnall
Non-Executive Director

Andrew Bagnall holds a Commerce Degree from Otago University and a MBA from Michigan State University. Andrew was a significant investor in Life Pharmacy Limited and following the merger with Pharmacybrands Limited (later renamed Green Cross Health Limited) has continued to hold a significant shareholding in the merged entity.

In Andrew’s earlier career, he was a leading figure in the New Zealand travel industry establishing and managing Gullivers Travel Group which became the major distributor of wholesale and retail travel services in New Zealand. Gullivers Travel Group was eventually listed on the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges (ASX) and was subsequently sold to ASX listed S8. Andrew was also involved in co-developing one of New Zealand’s first commercial retirement villages. Andrew now runs his own private investment company, Segoura, which manages investments in various businesses and he maintains a keen interest in sports car racing.

John Bolland
Non-Executive Director

John Bolland has more than 20 years experience in private equity, senior management and corporate finance. This includes 14 years with Ernst & Young, where he had Partner level responsibility in Corporate Finance and Audit & Business Advisory. John's current role is managing a closely held private investment fund, including non-executive roles in a number of the fund's investments. John holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and is a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Peter Williams
Non-Executive Director

Peter Williams is an executive of The Zuellig Group which has significant healthcare interests in Asia Pacific. In this capacity he is a Director of a number of companies including, in New Zealand, EBOS Group Limited and CB Norwood Distributors Limited. Peter is also a Director of Cape Healthcare Limited.

Tony Edwards
Independent Director

Dr Tony Edwards is a founding Director and shareholder of The Doctor’s Group, which originated in Napier in 1989. The Doctor’s Group became part of Radius Medical in 2005, which was in turn acquired by Green Cross Health (then PharmacyBrands) in 2011. The Doctors is the primary brand of medical centres for Green Cross Health Medical.

Tony has been a board member of Medical Centres within the group since 1989. He is currently chair of Te Matau a Maui Health Trust which is the owner of Health Hawke’s Bay Limited. He continues in his part time integrative Medical Practice at The Doctors Napier, where he is also the Managing Director.

Dame Margaret Millard
Independent Director

Dame Margaret Millard runs a farm in partnership with her husband and is currently the Chair of C. Alma Baker Trust (NZ) Limited, a Trustee of the Strive Rehabilitation Manawatu Trust (client centred, community based social rehabilitation for people with brain injuries) and Chair of the Manawatu Rangitikei Rural Family Support Trust. Dame Margaret was on the Nursing Council of NZ for 8 years. She has been a member of Rural Women New Zealand for over 30 years and has been heavily involved in a number of community initiatives both in New Zealand and across the world.

Ken Orr
Independent Director

Ken Orr has had over 30 years as a community pharmacist and is currently a partner in a group of pharmacies in Northland. Ken was a former President of the NZ Pharmacy Guild, which represents the business interests of community pharmacies. Ken joined the Board in September 2009 as an alternate Director and was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company in March 2012.

Carolyn Steele
Independent Director

Carolyn Steele is a director of Metlifecare Limited, WEL Networks Limited, Ultrafast Fibre Limited, the chair of Halberg Foundation and a Trustee of the New Zealand Football Foundation. Until 2016, Carolyn was a Portfolio Manager at Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, the Crown entity managing 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.