Brian Wood (MBA (Otago), FNZIM, CF.Inst.D) joined the Delta Board in December 2016 and was appointed Chair in July 2017. Brian is an experienced professional director, and has held positions in a range of private and public sector roles. He has had experience in the civil engineering and energy sectors particularly in electricity distribution network companies. He was managing director Asia Pacific for the global civil engineering consultancy MWH, and held a director’s role at Dunedin City Holding Limited. Brian is an accredited company director, a fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, and a fellow of the NZ Institute of Management.
Trevor Kempton (BE Hons, MIPENZ, FNZIM, CMInstD) joined the Delta Board in October 2013. He is a professional engineer with more than 40 years’ experience in civil and environmental engineering, project management, construction and business. He was managing director of Naylor Love Construction from 2001 until his retirement in 2010 - in 2017 he was appointed Chairman of the Board. He is currently Chair of the Dunedin Arts Festival and Engineering Heritage (Otago). He was a member of the Ministerial taskforce on Construction Industry Productivity in 2008/9. A fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management, Trevor is also in his third term as an Otago Regional Councillor.
Steven Grave joined the Delta Board in July 2017. He is a professional engineer with more than 35 years’ experience in civil engineering and 21 years’ experience in the contracting industry. Previously Steven has held senior leadership roles with the Ministry of Works and Fulton Hogan. Currently he owns his own consulting practice and is a board director of Blakely Construction and Whitestone Contracting.
Tony Allison (BCom, BA, CA, CM.Inst.D) joined the Delta Board in November 2017. He is an experienced chief executive with a long working history in finance and the retail industry. Previous roles have included Finance Director of a London law firm and Chief Operating Officer at Calder Stewart Industries. He is currently the chief executive of Night ‘n Day food stores and a board director of the Dunedin International Airport and Smith City Group. Tony has a BCom and BA from the University of Otago and is both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.
Kate Hesson (LLB, BA) joined the Delta Board as an intern director in January 2018. She is an experienced commercial lawyer with a range of knowledge in property and development law, as well as contract and due diligence work. Currently she is an Associate with Goldsmith Law and owns her own consulting practice. Kate is an active member of the Institute of Directors and is committed to helping organisations grow successfully and sustainably.