Governance

TPT Group is committed to sound corporate governance that will ensure the company operates as efficiently as possible while providing for the appropriate level of accountability and transparency.  The Board guides strategic direction and context and focuses on issues critical for the businesses successful execution.

 

The Board delegates management of the day-to-day affairs of the company to the Executive Team under the leadership of the Group Chief Executive Officer to deliver the strategic direction and goals determined by the Board.

Mike Marr -  Managing Director & Group CEO

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Mike was born in Pukekohe and is a New Zealand entrepreneur, he’s the founder and owner of TPT Group and he holds a number of governance roles. Over 22 years Mike has led 10 successful start-up companies and completed 12 acquistions.   In 2020, Mike was acknowledged as a Blake Leader Awardee. This prestigious award recognises inspirational New Zealanders whose leadership style has delivered high-impact results and contributed to a more sustainable future for Aotearoa.

 
In 2017, he was one of two Global recipients of the Beta Gamma Sigma Medallion of Entrepreneurship (the first recipient to be awarded the Global honour outside of the USA).  The Medallion for Entrepreneurship is awarded to noteworthy Global businesspeople who combine innovative business achievement with service to humanity.  In 2014 he was a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for NZ. 

 

Mike is a professional director of electricity lines company Waipa Networks, Rhema Media, Eqalis Pharmaceuticals and he also sits on the AUT University Business School Advisory Board.  He is also Chair of The Runway Foundation and was recently elected as a trustee of Counties Energy Consumer Trust. 

Mike and his wife Terese founded The Runway Foundation in 2015, a registered NZ Charitable Trust providing support for families experiencing the challenge of ADHD but also to support the wider community.  He is a strong believer in giving back to the community and supports several charities and community initiatives, including Lifewise, Community Food Banks and Crisis Funds.

Graeme Hansen  -   Group Independent Chair

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Graeme was the Managing Director of Barclays Private Banking globally and also held CEO roles for Barclays in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, spanning 13 years.  He has been CEO of both the New Zealand Racing Board and Public Trust in New Zealand.  In addition to TPT Group company roles, he also chairs other private entrepreneurial firms. His previous governance roles include independent directorships for The Warehouse Group Financial Services, PGGW Finance, the NZ Spinal Trust and Toronto East General Hospital.

Brendan Wood -  Group Independent Director

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Brendan is a highly regarded New Zealand commercial lawyer residing in Auckland with Daniel Overton & Goulding.  Brendan specialises in acquisitions, commercial law and commercial property.  He also holds various Independent Trustee roles as well as Non-Executive Director roles.  One of his previous roles included being a Non-Executive Director of listed company Just Water International.

Ken Davis -  Group Independent Director

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Ken is a successful New Zealand entrepreneur having founded and grown CodeBlue, an IT services business, into a nationwide organisation.  Ken is also owns businesses internationally which are associated with software development, artificial intelligence and machine learning.  Previous to CodeBlue, Ken was the General Manager of Toshiba Corporation.

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