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Nib NZ appoints two independent non-executive directors

Josephine Gagan and Sophie Haslem

Sophie Haslem, left, and Josephine Gagan.

Thu, 08 Feb 2024

Nib New Zealand has appointed Josephine Gagan and Sophie Haslem as non-executive directors to the nib NZ board, effective February 1, 2024.

Gagan is chair of the NZ Health Group, on the board of the Auckland Hospital Foundation, and chair of the Minds for Minds Trust. She was group chief executive of New Zealand Health Group and, for more than two decades, she was chief executive and owner of Geneva Healthcare, based in Auckland.

Gagan is a leading sector strategist within healthcare. Her skills include leadership management, workforce diversity, and strategic management in the healthcare sector.

Haslem is current chair at Kordia Group and is deputy chair at CentrePort. She is also on the board of Rangatira, Payments New Zealand, and Livestock Improvement Corporation. Haslem was also on the board of Ngai Tahi Holdings Corporations, an investment company managing more than $2 billion in tribal assets.

She has more than 25 years of broad commercial experience working across large corporations and early-stage growth companies. She has worked in corporate and investment banking, management consulting, and spent more than a decade at New Zealand Post in key executive roles. Her experience includes governance, extensive mergers and acquisitions, business strategy, and technology.

Chair Tony Ryall welcomed the additions, saying: “I am very pleased to welcome Josephine and Sophie to the board.

“Their professional and personal experience brings broad and new perspectives to our board, and those perspectives align with nib Group values and our business strategy.”

The appointments reflect nib’s commitment to board renewal; as part of its ongoing succession planning, Jacqueline Chow stepped down from the nib NZ board last year but remains an independent non-executive director on the group board.


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