Board of Directors
Summerset has an experienced Board with a diverse range of skills and experience. The Board is responsible for supervising and directing the management of the company, guiding the strategic direction of Summerset and ensuring strong corporate governance.
Chair, Independent | BA (Hons 1st), MPhil (Econ)
Rob is the Chair of the Board. He has over 30 years’ experience as a director and an investor.
He is currently the Chair of WEL Group Ltd, Tourism Holdings Ltd and director of Precinct Properties NZ Ltd and SKYCITY Entertainment Group.
Rob is also an investor and director of a number of substantial private companies and is a director of, or an advisor to, a number of private investment funds.
Rob has been Chair of Summerset since 2011, when he was appointed to Summerset to lead its listing on the NZX.
Dr Marie Bismark
Independent | MBChB, LLB, MBHL, MPH, MD, FAICD, FAFPHM
Marie is Chair of Summerset’s Clinical Governance Committee. She holds degrees in law, medicine, bioethics and public health, and has completed a Harkness Fellowship in Healthcare Policy at Harvard University.
Marie works as a psychiatry registrar with Melbourne Health, and as an Associate Professor at Melbourne University.
Her research focuses on patients' rights, quality of care, and medical regulation. Marie is an experienced company director, serving on the boards of GMHBA Health Insurance and on the Veterans' Health Advisory Panel.
Marie has been a director of Summerset since 2013.
Independent | BCA (Hons), FCA, CFinstD, INFINZ (Cert)
James is the Chair of Summerset’s Audit Committee. He is a director of Vista Group International Limited and Chair of the Investment Committee of Pencarrow Private Equity. In October 2017, James joined MMC Limited as Chair and Foundation Life (NZ) as a director.
James has had a career as an investment banker, including six years as Country Manager for Macquarie Bank and five years as a director of Credit Suisse First Boston. He also worked in the New Zealand dairy industry for eight years in chief executive and finance roles.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration with First Class Honours and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).
James has been a director of Summerset since 2011 when he was appointed to Summerset prior to its listing on the NZX.
Independent | GradDipBusStuds, CMinstD
Gráinne is Chair of Summerset’s Nomination and Remuneration Committee. She is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and is also a director of Tourism Holdings Ltd and Evolve Education Group Ltd.
Gráinne is a professional director with many years’ experience in senior executive roles. She was General Manager, Corporate Services at SKYCITY Entertainment Group and Managing Director of McDonald’s Restaurants (NZ) Ltd. She also held senior management roles with Coopers and Lybrand (now PwC) and HR Consultancy Right Management.
Gráinne has vast expertise in operating customer-focused businesses in highly competitive sectors. She has also spent many years as a trustee and Chair in the not-for-profit sector, including having been the Chair of Ronald McDonald House Charities New Zealand for five years.
Gráinne has been a director of Summerset since 2016.
Independent | BCom, FCA, CFInstD, MAICD, ACIS, FNZIM
Anne is the Chair of Summerset’s Development and Construction Committee. She is a professional director with experience in a diverse range of sectors including construction, health, infrastructure, telecommunications and financial services.
She is the Deputy Chair of Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd, and a director of Chorus Ltd and Steel and Tube Holdings Ltd. Her other directorships include City Rail Link Ltd and ANZ Bank subsidiary OnePath Life (NZ) Ltd.
Anne is a former Chair of national commercial construction group Naylor Love Enterprises Ltd and of the New Zealand Blood Service.
Anne is a Chartered Accountant with experience in senior finance management roles in addition to her governance roles. She is also the Independent Chair of the Ngai Tahu Te Runanga Audit and Risk Committee.
Anne has been a director of Summerset since 2014.
Dr Andrew Wong
Independent | BHB, MBChB, MPH, FNZCPHM
Andrew is registered with the New Zealand Medical Council as a Public Health Medicine specialist. He is the Managing Director of Mercy Ascot Hospitals and HealthCare Holdings, having held these positions since 2009.
He is also a director of a number of medical organisations. These cover a diverse range of areas such as surgical hospitals, day surgeries, diagnostic radiology and cancer care.
Andrew has been a director of Summerset since 2017.