Corporate Governance

Tegel is led by a highly experienced Board and Executive team and proudly employs more than 2,300 motivated, skilled and knowledgeable employees supported by robust health and safety standards and strong labour relationships.

The Board

David Jackson


David is a former New Zealand Chairman and Senior Audit Partner of Ernst & Young, having worked with the firm globally in various roles for over 30 years.

In addition to Tegel, David is currently a director of Mitre 10 (New Zealand) Limited. David’s previous directorships include Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, Nuplex Industries Limited, Mediaworks Limited, The New Zealand Refining Company Limited and Pumpkin Patch Limited.

David holds a MCom (Hons) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

David is a member of the Audit and Risk and Governance and Remuneration Committees.

Philip Hand

Executive Director & CEO

Phil was appointed CEO of Tegel Foods in February 2014 and a director of Tegel in March 2014, following over six years with the business in his previous role as General Manager of Operations (December 2007 – February 2014).

Prior to joining Tegel, Phil was Managing Director of Goodman Fielder Baking NZ, a market leader in bread and related products in New Zealand. Phil was previously Operations and Supply Chain Director for Goodman Fielder Fresh, and has held various other management and operational roles.

George Adams

Independent non-executive Director

George has over 25 years experience in the consumer goods and telecommunications industries, as well as a strong background in occupational health and safety. George was previously managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand & Fiji, a role he held for 10 years. During this time George also chaired the NZ Food and Grocery Council. Prior to moving to New Zealand in 2003, George was Financial Controller of British Telecom Northern Ireland and Group Financial Director of Dublin-based bottling company Molino Beverages.

George is also currently Chairman of Mix Cosmetics, Apollo Foods Limited, Insightful Mobility Limited, Nexus Foams Limited, the Business Leaders Health and Safety Forum and the Occupational Health Advisory Board.

George is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

George is the Chairperson of the Governance and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Bridget Coates

Independent non-executive Director

Bridget Coates is an experienced company director holding both governance and executive roles across a wide range of industries.  She is currently a director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, and an advisory board member for the University of Auckland Business School.  Bridget is also chairperson and co-founder of White Cloud Dairy Innovation Limited, providing quality New Zealand-made dairy protein and other functional foods to US consumers. 

In 2014 Bridget was awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to business. Bridget holds a BCom and MA (Hons) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

Bridget is the Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Governance and Remuneration Committee.

Brett Sutton

Non-executive Director

Brett is a Partner at Affinity Equity Partners, which he joined in 2004. In addition to Tegel, Brett is a director of Live Entertainment Holdings Pty Ltd and Velocity Frequent Flyer Pty Ltd. Brett is a Qualified Chartered Accountant in Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Finance.

Brett is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Governance and Remuneration Committee.

Tang Kok Yew

Non-executive Director

Mr. Tang is the Founding Chairman and Managing Partner of Affinity Equity Partners following its spin-off from UBS Capital in 2004. Affinity is a leading regional private equity firm in Asia Pacific. Prior to that, he was the Asia-Pacific Chairman of UBS Capital (the private equity arm of UBS) since 1999. Before he joined UBS Capital, he was the Chief Executive for Investment Banking, East Asia at Union Bank of Switzerland in 1995. Following the merger of Union Bank of Switzerland and Swiss Bank Corporation to form UBS, Mr. Tang became Chief Executive, Hong Kong, of UBS Group and Asia Regional Head of Investment Banking for UBS Investment Bank. Mr. Tang also served in a number of senior roles over 20 years in Banque Indosuez Group and Chase Manhattan Bank in Hong Kong and Malaysia. Mr. Tang holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) degree with First Class Honors from the University of Malaya.

Policies and company documentation

Date Title type Download
Dec 06, 2017 Non-GAAP Financial Information Policy 248 KB
Oct 18, 2016 Tegel Audit and Risk Committee Charter 85 KB
Oct 18, 2016 Tegel Board Charter 137 KB
Oct 18, 2016 Tegel Governance and Remuneration Committee Charter 91 KB
May 02, 2016 Tegel Constitution 222 KB
May 02, 2016 Tegel Continuous Disclosure Policy 119 KB
May 02, 2016 Tegel Securities Trading Policy and Guidelines 166 KB
May 02, 2016 Tegel Shareholders Communications Policy 100 KB
May 02, 2016 Tegel Code of Conduct 71 KB
May 02, 2016 Tegel Conflicts of Interest Policy 100 KB
May 02, 2016 Tegel Diversity Policy 57 KB