Susan Peterson

Susan is an Independent Director on the Board of ASB as well as Trustpower (TPW – NZX), Xero (XRO – ASX/NZX), Vista Group (VGL – NZX/VIL – ASX) and Property for Industry (PFI – NZX). Susan is also an Independent Director for The New Zealand Merino Company. Susan is the Co-Chairman and shareholder of the fast growing start -up company Organic Initiative (Oi). Susan also chairs the Audit and Risk Committees for Vista and The New Zealand Merino Company.

Susan is a Tribunal Member of the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal. Susan is also a past member of the IHC Board, the National Advisory Council for the Employment of Women and the Strategic Advisory Board of the New Zealand Heart Foundation.

Susan’s management career included a variety of executive roles at ANZ including General Counsel and Company Secretary, General Manager of the Direct Banking Group (Internet Banking, Mobile Phone Banking, ATM’s, Contact Centres and the Payments Strategy), Chief Executive of ANZ’s second registered bank in New Zealand and General Manager, ANZ’s Wealth Business (Private Banking, Insurance and Funds Management). Susan was also a director on many of ANZ’s New Zealand subsidiary company Boards.

Susan’s particular interest is helping companies to drive growth by leveraging technology and innovation in the international market place. Susan was a finalist in the 2014 Westpac New Zealand Women of Influence Awards.