Ms Susan Paterson, ONZM

First appointed
01 July 2019
Current term expires
30 June 2024

Susan has been a professional director since 1996. She has a Bachelor of Pharmacy and practised as a pharmacist before moving into management roles in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Susan completed an MBA at London Business School and was a strategy consultant for the Boston-based Index Group across Europe and the USA, focussing on the strategic use of I/T. She chairs Steel and Tube and Theta Ltd, with other directorships including the Reserve Bank, Goodman Property, Electricity Authority, Arvida Group Ltd, Eroad, Les Mills Holdings Limited, and Sky TV.

She has been an external monetary policy advisor to Adrian Orr, Governor of the Reserve Bank. Past directorships include Transpower NZ Limited, St Cuthbert’s College, the NZ Eco Labelling Trust, EECA, Housing New Zealand and Ports of Auckland. Susan was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2015 for services to corporate governance.