Partners Life New Board Appointment // Partners Life

By: Partners Life  05-Apr-2012

Partners Life Limited is delighted to confirm the appointment of Joanna Perry (MNZM, FCA, FFin, MA) as a non-executive director to the Partners Life Board.  

Joanna is currently a full-time independent, non executive director and/or member of the audit committee of a diverse range of organisations in New Zealand and Australia. These appointments include Deputy Chair of Genesis Energy and independent director of Kiwi Income Property, PSIS, AsureQuality and New Zealand Rowing.  

Prior to becoming a full-time non executive director Joanna was a KPMG partner for 18 years and during that time she was the KPMG audit partner responsible for both the Sovereign and Club Life audits.  

Joanna has just completed seven years as the chairman of the Financial Reporting Standards Board and was a member of the Securities Commission for 11 years. She is currently a member of the International Accounting Standards Board’s Interpretations Committee.  

Chairman Boyd Klap commented “Joanna’s combination of experience, expertise and reputation in the New Zealand financial services industry is unequalled. Her record of substantial success and unquestionable integrity brings significant additional ‘mana’ and value to the Partners Life board.  

We are very pleased that she has agreed to help steer our company and we excited to be working with her to shape the Partners Life story”.  

Managing Director, Naomi Ballantyne states “Boyd, Joanna and the executive directors that make up the Partners Life Board are tremendously experienced, widely respected and well connected. I could not ask for a better Board of Directors to guide myself and my team to achieving significant success. I have known Joanna for many years and have a huge admiration and respect for her.  I am thrilled to be working with her again”.  

On being appointed to the board Joanna commented “I am excited and absolutely delighted to be working with this experienced and innovative team and to be able to help and guide Partners Life in what I am sure will be a long and successful journey”.

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