Board of Directors
DEN I SE CHURCH CHA I R QSO
MARY- JANE DALY DEPUTY CHA I R BCOM , MBA , CM I NSTD
Denise was appointed as Chair of the Airways Board in January 2019, bringing a wide range of governance and management experience. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors and has been Chair of the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) since July 2015. Denise is a board member of Predator Free Wellington Ltd, trustee of the South Youth Foundation, president- elect for Rotary Club of Wellington, and a director and shareholder of Leadership Matters Limited. Denise was Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment from 1996 to 2001. She has previously served on the Health IT Board, the Science Board, the Boards of Karori Sanctuary Trust, Ako Aotearoa, FRST, Landcare Research, and the Wellington Zoo Trust. In 2002 Denise was appointed as a companion of the Queens Service Order.
Mary-Jane was appointed to the Airways Board in May 2014. She is a Director of Auckland Transport, Kiwi Property Group, Onepath Life (NZ) Limited and Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Limited. Mary- Jane is also the Deputy Chair of the Earthquake Commission and Trustee of the Mark Daly Trust. Mary-Jane has a strong background in insurance and banking, having held a range of roles in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She has led significant business units in large organisations and also has extensive financial and risk skills from a variety of contexts. As well as her management experience in the corporate sector with Fonterra and IAG, Mary- Jane has held positions at the Bank of New Zealand and National Australia Bank and Toronto-Dominion Bank in London. Mary-Jane holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Canterbury University and an MBA from City University in London.
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