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Board of Directors

Grant Baker
Non-executive Chairman - Appointed September 2009

Grant Baker has wide experience at a senior level in both public and private New Zealand companies. He has been involved in a number of successful ventures, including 42 Below Vodka and Trilogy International. He is chairman on NZX listed Me Today Limited and was chairman of 42 Below Vodka and Trilogy International.

With a 7.54% shareholding, Grant is a long term committed investor in Turners Automotive Group and has been Chairman of Turners Automotive Group since September 2009. As an avid collector of specialist vehicles and a motor racing enthusiast, both as a competitor and as a backer of young up and coming drivers. He is currently chairman of the Liam Lawson Supporters Partnership and is passionate about the strong Turners brand and its focus on cars.

Matthew Harrison
Non-executive Director - Appointed December 2012
 Matthew Harrison has extensive management experience and a background in finance and business administration. He is the former Managing Director of EC Credit Control, the debt recovery business acquired in 2012 and has great experience dealing with credit cycles and credit management. He joined EC Credit Control in 1998, following senior management roles in the courier industry. Matthew joined the Turners Automotive Group Board in 2012 and represents his family interests, which have a 7.65% combined holding in the company. Matthew is a self-confessed “car nut” and has collected and owned a variety of special cars over the years. He is very enthusiastic about the future of Turners and, given his large shareholding and love for automobiles, is strongly committed to seeing Turners continue its successful journey.

Alistair Petrie
Non-executive Director - Appointed February 2016

Alistair Petrie has over 15 years of senior management experience in both private and listed companies in the agribusiness sector. He has extensive knowledge in sales and marketing in both international and domestic environments, which is particularly useful for some of the challenges and opportunities Turners has importing vehicles from Japan. He has a number of directorships with companies that have a focus on growth and innovation, and he represents the interests of Bartel Holdings, which has a 11.17% shareholding in Turners Automotive Group. Alistair worked for many years at Turners & Growers, the original parent company of Turners Auctions, which provides a nice connection at Board level back to those foundational brand values of “trust and integrity”. Alistair has a BSC (hons) from Newcastle Upon Tyne University and an EMBA from Melbourne University.
John Roberts
Independent Director - Appointed July 2015
 John Roberts has extensive experience in the financial services industry, having held the role of Managing Director of credit bureau Veda International for 10 years, during which time the Veda Advantage business was successfully listed on the ASX. John previously had over 15 years in advertising, with CEO roles with Saatchi & Saatchi in New Zealand and Asia Pacific, before heading up MasterCard in New Zealand for three years.  John is currently a director of Centrix, a leading credit rating agency in NZ, and this keeps him connected with the financial sector and the NZ credit cycle.  John’s advertising and branding experience has been invaluable across a number of projects within the business and he continues to add value and thought leadership around the use of data and analytics, drawing on his Veda NZ experience.
Antony Vriens
Independent Director - Appointed January 2015

Antony Vriens has been a director and chairman of Turners’ insurance subsidiary, DPL Insurance (now Autosure), since 2012. He is a highly experienced financial services industry professional, with demonstrated success as a senior executive and consultant in insurance and wealth management businesses across Asia Australia and New Zealand. Antony currently holds the position of VP of Technical Insurance Services for Manulife Asia responsible for digital transformation. He brings a hands on, practical and commercial approach and a strong technology focus to his Board role. His relationships across the insurance industry and regulators are highly valuable to the Turners business and his collaborative approach is embraced by both the Board and management.

Martin Berry
Independent Director - Appointed August 2018

Martin Berry is a seasoned global financial services executive having run large international businesses for the likes of ANZ, Citibank, Barclays and Standard Chartered. He later focused on  entrepreneurial ventures where he has successfully built, acquired and exited several companies with values in excess of USD $600m. Martin later founded and now runs venture capital firm Launcho Ventures out of Singapore investing in early stage tech companies.


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