Mike Allen

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mike Allen
Non-Executive Director Appointed 2010
Committee membership Nomination, Remuneration

Key skills and experience

Mike is not standing for re-election at this year’s AGM. During his tenure as a Non-Executive Director, Mike has drawn upon and brought to bear his considerable experience of general management in the UK and New Zealand, and strong legacy knowledge of the Company and its business to the Board. Through his role as Chairman of the Pensions Committee, Mike has also been instrumental in the successful settlement of the UK Pension Regulator’s pension investigation and the subsequent agreement of a single actuarial valuation of the UK pension scheme.

Other current appointments

He is currently Chairman of Investore Property Limited and Director of Taumata Forests Limited, and an Independent Director of China Construction Bank (NZ) Limited and Tainui Group Holdings.

Previous relevant experience

Mike was until recently a Director of Godfrey Hirst Australia and has previously held a variety of senior leadership roles in New Zealand at Southpac Corporation and Westpac.


Mike has an LLB / BCom from Otago University, New Zealand.