M J (Mike) Skilling BAgriSci, PGDipBank
Mr Skilling joined the board in August 2014. He has in depth experience in retail, private, rural and business banking together with insurance, managed funds and finance companies. Mr Skilling is a director of seven Boards - three large scale farming enterprises, a motor vehicle importer and financier, a pre-school business, an investment house rental business and a finance company. He was a founding director of The ICEHOUSE and Board Member and Trustee for eight years. He is a judge of the Auckland Business Awards and the Indian Business Awards. He is a Fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and a member of the NZ Institute of Directors.
Chairman: Funds Administration New Zealand Limited
Member: Audit and Risk Committee
A L (Anne) McLeod BCom, LLB
Ms McLeod, a corporate commercial lawyer based in Dunedin, was elected to the Board in 2015. She has considerable experience in banking, business and legal industries. She is a Fellow of the Te Rangi Hiroa College, a Member of the Institute of Directors, RITANZ (Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association New Zealand) and a Member of the Banking and Financial Services Law Association.
Chairperson: Southsure Assurance Limited
A J (Joe) O’Connell BCom CA
A Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Directors, Joe joined the Board of SBS Bank in June 2017.
He serves as a Director on a number of Companies including Powernet, Electricty Invercargill and was Chairman of Invercargill Airport Limited from 2011 – 2016.
He has worked in many industries including transport, timber, concrete, petroleum distribution and property.
M P (Mark) O’Connor BCom, FCAANZ, FNZIM
Mark is a qualified accountant who has primarily been involved in senior management roles in the
NZ Port sector for over 25 years. He is the former CEO of NZX listed company South Port NZ Ltd, a
position he held for 18 years.
Appointed to the SBS Board in August 2018, Mark is Chairman of Invest South Ltd and a Director of
Back Country Foods Ltd, Calvary Hospital Southland Ltd and the Southland Chamber of Commerce.
He is also a member of the Audit & 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.