Annabel Cotton


Annabel is the Managing Director of Merlin Consulting Limited and a professional director with over three decades’ experience advising NZX and ASX listed companies on investor relations, governance and equity management.

Annabel is a director and Audit and Risk Assurance Committee chair of Waikato Regional Airport Limited and Trust Investments Management Limited. She chairs Hamilton & Waikato Tourism Limited. Annabel is also a trustee of several large charitable trusts including Global Women and the Donny Charitable Trust. She is an independent member of the NZ Equity Partners’ Investment Committee and has chaired the investment committee of several charitable trusts. Her governance experience includes directorships and audit committee membership at Genesis Energy Limited, the Securities Commission, the External Reporting Board and several NZX listed companies.

Annabel is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, the Institute of Finance Professionals, the Australasian Investor Relations Association and Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand.