M J (Mike) Skilling BAgriSci, PGDipBank, CMInstD
Mike joined the SBS Board in August 2014. He is an independent director of various companies spanning funds management, insurance, mortgage broking, dairy/sheep/beef/crop/horticultural farming, consumer finance and early learning/preschool.
Mike has in-depth experience in retail, private, rural and business banking together with insurance, managed funds and finance companies. In previous roles, he has led both the Agribusiness and Business Banking arms of BNZ including Small Business, Medium/Large Business, International Trade, Property, Plant and Machinery Finance and Private Banking.
He is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and a Chartered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
Chairman: Funds Administration New Zealand Limited
Member: Audit and Risk Committee
A L (Anne) McLeod BCom, LLB
Anne is a partner in the corporate commercial team at Anderson Lloyd in Dunedin.
Her legal expertise includes banking law, mergers and acquisitions and structuring advice. Anne also advises Anderson Lloyd’s clients who are listed on the NZX and regularly advises on the offer of financial products. Given this experience she is a member of the Due Diligence Committee in relation to the bank’s Capital Bond issues.
She joined the SBS Board in 2015 and chairs the bank’s subsidiary Southsure Assurance.
Anne is a Member of the Institute of Directors, RITANZ (Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association New Zealand) and the Banking and Financial Services Law Association.
Chairperson: Southsure Assurance Limited
A J (Joe) O’Connell BCom, FCA, MInstD
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Member of the Institute of Directors, Joe joined the SBS Bank Board in 2017. He is an experienced director with a financial background that spans transportation, ready-mix concrete, timber processing, exploration piling and drilling, commercial property, fuel distribution, growing media, airports and electrical distribution networks.
Joe was Invercargill Airport chairman (2011-2016), overseeing the redevelopment of all land-side and terminal facilities as well as negotiating commercial terms for the company to secure its long-term viability.
He spent six years as general manager of finance for H W Richardson Group and during the past 12 years has focused on directorships and management consulting work with a large amount of time being spent with the K G Richardson group of companies, which has extensive interests in timber processing, property, drilling and transportation.
Joe currently sits on several boards, including Electricity Invercargill, PowerNet and Southfuels.
M P (Mark) O’Connor BCom, FCAANZ, FNZIM
Mark is a qualified accountant who has primarily been involved in senior management roles in the New Zealand port sector for more than 25 years. He is the former CEOof NZX-listed company South Port NZ, a position he held for 18 years.
Appointed to the SBS Board in August 2018, Mark is also chairman of private equity fund Invest South and a director of Calvary Hospital Southland. He is also chairman
of the Assurance & Risk Committee for NZ Customs and has been active in the Southland Regional Development (SoRDS) programme. He currently chairs the SoRDS Aquaculture Working Group and is a member of the SoRDS Transitional Advisory Group.
Member: Audit and Risk Committee