Jane Taylor is a professional director, with a strong background in both law and finance. Her current governance appointments include Landcare Research New Zealand Limited and Predator Free 2050 Limited, Deputy Chair of Radio New Zealand, and a director of Silver Fern Farms Co-operative Limited, Kiwibank Limited and OTPP New Zealand Forest Investments Limited. Jane is also a board member of the External Reporting Board (XRB).
The aspirational vision of the board and executive to deliver real value to its shareholders and suppliers through an innovative strategy, in an industry that has and continues to face significant challenges, attracted me to this role. I relish the opportunity to be involved with such a dynamic and focused company through this continuing process of transformation.
Former directorships include Forestry Corporation of New Zealand Limited, Hirepool Group Limited, Heartland NZ Limited, GNS Science Limited and Research and Education Advanced Network Limited. Jane was awarded the Otago Daily Times Business Leader of the Year for 2016.
Jane holds an LLB(Hons) and LLM with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland, a postgraduate qualification in accountancy and finance from Victoria University of Wellington and a BForSc (Hons) from the University of Canterbury. She is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, a member of the New Zealand Law Society and a member of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. Jane is also certified as an Independent Hearings Commissioner (Chair endorsement) under the Resource Management Act 1991.