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The Board of Directors

Marlin has a highly experienced Board with strengths in funds management and corporate governance. The role of the Board is to govern and control the activities of Marlin, to regularly review performance and to monitor Marlin’s affairs so that shareholders’ interests are held paramount.

The Board will continue to comprise a majority of independent directors.

Andy Coupe
LLB

Independent Director
Chair of the Investment Committee
Member of the Audit & Risk Committee
Member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee

Andy Coupe has extensive commercial and capital markets experience having worked in a number of sectors within the financial markets over the last 30 years. Andy was formerly a consultant in investment banking at UBS New Zealand Limited, where his role principally encompassed equity capital markets involving numerous initial public offerings and secondary market transactions, and takeover transactions. Andy is a director of Kingfish, Barramundi, Briscoe Group, Coupe Consulting and Gentrack Group. He is also Chair of Farmright, Solid Energy New Zealand, the New Zealand Takeovers Panel and Deputy Chair of Television New Zealand. Andy’s principal place of residence is Hamilton.

Andy was first appointed to the Marlin board on 1 March 2013.

 

Carol Campbell 
BCom, CA, CMInstD

Independent Director
Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee
Member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee 
Member of the Investment Committee

Carol Campbell is a chartered accountant and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Carol has extensive financial experience and a sound understanding of efficient board governance. Carol holds a number of directorships across a broad spectrum of companies, including NPT (where she is Chair of Audit and Risk), T&G Group, New Zealand Post, NZME, Kiwibank, Kingfish and Barramundi. Carol was a director of The Business Advisory Group for 11 years, a chartered accountancy practice, and prior to that a partner at Ernst & Young for over 25 years. Carol’s principal place of residence is Auckland.

Carol was first appointed to the Marlin board on 5 June 2012.

David McClatchy
BCom

Independent Director
Member of the Audit & Risk Committee
Member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee

David McClatchy is an experienced company director who has extensive investment management experience across New Zealand and international markets over the last 35 years. David is a director of Kingfish and Barramundi. Before returning to New Zealand in 2019, David was Group Chief Investment Officer for Insurance Australia Group and Director and Head of IAG Asset Management. Prior to this, David had a 16 year career with ING as Chief Executive and Chair of ING Investment Management in Australia and Chief Investment Officer and Director of ING New Zealand. David’s principal place of residence is Tauranga.

David McClatchy was first appointed to the Marlin Global board on 1 July 2021.

Fiona Oliver
LLB, BA, CFInstD

Independent Director
Member of the Audit & Risk Committee
Member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee

Fiona Oliver is a professional director, and her governance roles span a range of business sectors including renewable energy, natural gas, technology, and professional and financial services. She is a director of Kingfish and Barramundi. Fiona is also a director (and audit committee chair) of Gentrack Group Limited, the First Gas Group, BNZ Life Insurance Limited and BNZ Insurance Services Limited. She is also a director of Freightways Limited and Wynyard Group Limited (in liquidation). Fiona’s Executive career was in the financial services sector in New Zealand and overseas. In New Zealand, her roles included Chief Operating Officer of Westpac’s investment arm, BT Funds Management, and General Manager of AMP NZ’s Wealth Management division. In Sydney and London, Fiona managed the Risk and Operations function for AMP’s private capital division. Prior to this, Fiona was a senior corporate and commercial solicitor in New Zealand and overseas, specialising in mergers and acquisitions. Fiona is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a member of Global Women. Fiona was awarded the Beacon Award by the New Zealand Shareholders Association in 2022 for her role as chair of the independent directors of Tilt Renewables Limited during the attempted takeover of this company in 2018. Fiona’s principal place of residence is Auckland.

Fiona Oliver was first appointed to the Marlin board on 1 June 2022.