The GS1 New Zealand Board of Directors are nominated by the industry bodies that they represent. Their commitment to developing open global standards sees them meet on a regular basis to progress adoption of GS1 standards and best practices throughout the sectors in which they operate.
Chairman, GS1 NZ & Managing Director, Apotex New Zealand Ltd
Deputy Chairman GS1 NZ & Chief Executive, 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Ltd
General Manager IT Fonterra Trade & Operations, Fonterra Co-operative Group
Chief Information Officer, Foodstuffs North Island
Colin Robertson Chairman, GS1 NZ & Managing Director, Apotex New Zealand Ltd
Colin joined the GS1 NZ Board in 1996 and has been Chairman since 2002. With over 20 years experience in the healthcare industry in Canada and New Zealand, he is also Vice-Chair of the NZ Therapeutic Products Manufacturers’ Association, representing the interests of the generic pharmaceutical and complementary medicines sectors at GS1.
Colin’s ‘day-job’ is Managing Director of Apotex NZ Ltd, an Auckland-based subsidiary of Apotex Inc, Canada’s largest manufacturer of generic medicines.
Colin's interests include karate, scuba, boating & fitness.
Sean Goodwin Deputy Chairman GS1 NZ & Chief Executive, 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Ltd
Sean is the Chief Executive of 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Limited. He joined the GS1 NZ Board in August 2011 and became Deputy Chairman in 2016.
Sean has previously held management positions with Cadbury New Zealand, Unilever Australasia and NZ Diary Foods.
Sean holds a BCom in Marketing and Management and a BPhEd (Physical Education) from the University of Otago. In his spare time, Sean loves playing golf.
Andrew Dennis General Manager IT Fonterra Trade & Operations, Fonterra Co-operative Group
Andrew joined the Board of GS1 NZ in February 2012. In his 'day job' Andrew is General Manager IT (and the functional CIO) for Fonterra Cooperative in the Trade & Operations (FTO) part of the business. FTO consists of around 80 plants, 100 distribution centres and 8000 employees, processing 15.5 billion litres of milk into products such as milk powder, butter and cheese. Andrew has been at Fonterra since February 2011.
Prior to joining Fonterra Andrew has had a varied career as Vice President IT Supply Chain for Dr Pepper Snapple Group based in Texas, Director Supply Chain Planning Process Development of Rye Brook (New York) and other appointments in the UK (Cadbury) and Australia (Schweppes, Proudfoot Consulting and John Sands).
With a foundational degree in Industrial Engineering (Monash University), Andrew has also completed post-graduate diplomas in Engineering Management and Logistics (RMIT, Melbourne). Andrew enjoys water sports and bike riding.
Peter Muggleston Chief Information Officer, Foodstuffs North Island
Peter has been CIO of Foodstuffs Auckland, then Foodstuffs North Island, since 2012. Before Foodstuffs, he was CIO of Sovereign Assurance, and previously at ASB Bank, Shell and Fletcher Energy. Peter was CIO of the Year in 2015, and has an MBA from Otago University.
Executive Director, ManufacturingNZ & ExportNZ
ICT Manager, ANZCO Foods Ltd
Executive General Manager Merchandise & Planning, Warehouse Stationery
General Manager, Merchandise for Placemakers & Mico
Catherine Beard Executive Director, ManufacturingNZ & ExportNZ
Catherine works with government and other key decision makers on issues of concern to exporters and manufacturers.
Catherine has spent the last 20 years as a lobbyist and advocate for several industries, including on climate change issues for the energy-intensive sector, all aspects of the fire and general insurance sector and dairy issues in the agricultural sector.
She represents BusinessNZ at the Global Federation of Competitiveness Council.
Catherine co-founded a design and manufacturing business that won national design awards for children’s furniture.
Mark Rance ICT Manager, ANZCO Foods Ltd
Mark is the IT manager for ANZCO foods, a leading New Zealand meat processing and marketing company with particular expertise in the Japanese market. Mark has recently been elected chairman of the New Zealand RFID Pathfinder group, having been a foundation member of that group since 2005.
Mark has had a leading role in the Pathfinder group’s ground-breaking on-farm trials on the use of RFID technology at ultra High frequency (UHF) for the ear tagging of cattle, deer and sheep.
Peter Darbyshire Executive General Manager Merchandise & Planning, Warehouse Stationery
Peter Darbyshire knows the full value of data integrity and verified bar coding in a complex trading environment. He led a major project in the New Zealand operations of Bunnings Warehouse using GS1 Standards to radically improve that business’s information and point-of-sale scanning. Now as Executive General Manager Merchandise at Warehouse Stationery and as a GS1 New Zealand Board member, Peter is keen to see more businesses secure the advantages of high data integrity and of efficiency in information exchange within their supply chains.
He joined Warehouse Stationery in 2013, after four years as Merchandise and Marketing Manager at Bunnings New Zealand.
He had crossed the Tasman for Bunnings in 2008 after earlier merchandise management roles with Mitre 10 Australia, Vita Pacific and Kmart.
Originally from Melbourne, Peter’s formal education has included studies at La Trobe University, Melbourne Business School and Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ruth Brash General Manager, Merchandise for Placemakers & Mico
Ruth Brash is the GM Merchandise for some of Fletcher Building’s key distribution businesses – namely PlaceMakers, Mico and Forman Building Systems, which jointly have well over 100 branches nationally. In her role Ruth leads a category management team with responsibility for procurement, pricing, sourcing, ranging and improving visual merchandising standards. She has previously held Supply Chain roles which have involved the implementation of GS1 standards in areas such as warehouse management systems. When not at work Ruth tries to keep up with the myriad of activities her two teenage children are involved in.
General Manager, Healthcare Logistics
Managing Director, Independent Building Supplies
Chief Financial Officer, Ministry of Health
Michael Broome General Manager, Healthcare Logistics
Michael is General Manager of Healthcare Logistics (part of the EBOS Group Limited). He has overall responsibility for the Healthcare Logistics (HCL) business in NZ and Symbion Contract Logistics (SCL) in Australia. Michael joined Zuellig Distribution (re named HCL) in 2000 and had helped it grow into the market leading pharmaceutical distribution business (3PL and 4PL) in NZ. Michael has worked with the Pharmaceutical industry for 13 years; prior to this he has held senior roles at Wrightson Seeds, NRM Feeds and Tegel Foods. He has a Commerce degree from Lincoln College.
Michael is married with two children.
Jason Bardell Managing Director, Independent Building Supplies
Jason Bardell admits to frustration over the pace of GS1net roll-out in the building supplies and hardware sector. As a new Board member, he is determined to see more progress on data synchronisation by suppliers, merchants and retailers. It's a "no brainer", he says, given the benefits to everyone in having always-current and accurate product master data on hand for every business purpose.
Jason's certainly a voice of building sector experience after his 28 years in the sector - 22 of those years building up his own business, IBS (Independent Building Supplies).
For Jason, innovation is another "must have" for IBS, the New Zealand building sector's only specialist supplier of panel board. As major owner and managing director, Jason works continuousy with international manufacturers of different types of board on the development of new, more resilient and sustainable porducts for supply into this country. IBS sources from over 30 producers worldwide, and wholesales to al major building supplies merchants and retailers here. It has brought two innovative new products into the market already in 2015.
Stephen O’Keefe Chief Financial Officer, Ministry of Health
Stephen O’Keefe has been recently appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer for the Ministry of Health. Stephen is an experienced Finance Leader and General Manager having held senior roles at KiwiRail, Fonterra Brands, NZ Dairy Board. Nominated to the Board by the Director General of Health, Stephen is looking forward to extending the collaboration the NZ healthcare sector has with GS1 and the use of GS1’s standards for identification, automatic data capture, quality initiatives and procurement.