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Board of Directors

Grant Baker
Non-executive Chairman

Grant Baker is a founding Partner of venture capital firm The Business Bakery, which together has a 16.34% shareholding in Turners Automotive Group. He has wide experience at a senior level in both public and private New Zealand companies. He has been Chairman since September 2009. Grant is also chairman of The Gastro Intestinal Cancer Institute and a director of Trilogy International Ltd.
Paul Byrnes
Deputy Chairman and Executive Director

Paul Byrnes is a chartered accountant, and professional director and investor with 25 years’ experience in senior and CEO roles in private and listed companies. His career has included the management buyout of previously listed Holeproof Industries, consulting and participation in merger and acquisition opportunities and business ‘turnaround’ management. Paul was appointed CEO and Executive Director of Dorchester Pacific in May 2008 (now Turners Automotive Group), handing over the CEO role to Todd Hunter in June 2016 but retained in an executive role focusing on merger and acquisition activity under a two year contract. Until recently, Paul was Chairman of power company Top Energy and a director of listed Hellaby Holdings. Paul has a 4.44% shareholding in Turners Automotive Group.

Matthew Harrison
Non-executive Director

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. 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 an 8.98% combined holding in Turners Automotive Group. He is also a director of a number of private companies.

Alistair Petrie
Non-executive Director

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. He has a number of directorships and represents the interests of Bartel Holdings which has a 9.05% shareholding in Turners Automotive Group.
John Roberts
Independent Director

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 agencies with CEO roles with  Saatchi & Saatchi in New Zealand and Asia Pacific, before heading up Mastercard in New Zealand for three years.

Antony Vriens
Independent Director

Antony Vriens has been a director and Chairman of Turners' insurance subsidiary DPL Insurance since 2012. He joined the Turners Automotive Group board in January 2015. Antony is a highly experienced and commercial financial service professional with demonstrated success as a senior executive and consultant in insurance and wealth management businesses within Australia and New Zealand.
Martin Berry
Independent Director

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 more entrepreneurial ventures with a successful track record of having built, acquired and sold several companies with values in excess of USD 100m. Martin later founded and now runs venture capital firm Brandhaus Capital Partners out of Singapore investing across the region with a strong focus on fintech.
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