Therese is an Independent director and is currently Chairman of TVNZ Ltd, a Director of NZX Limited, Air NZ Limited and ASB Bank Limited, a Trustee of Wellington Regional Stadium, and a Victoria University Council Member. She also sits on a number of Government panels.
Previously she was the Head of NZ for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, and the Chief Operating Officer for Rugby New Zealand 2011 Limited, the company established to deliver the Rugby World Cup Tournament in 2011. She has also been a Director of NZ Cricket and Save the Children NZ, and Chairman of MFAT’s International Advisory Panel. Before a career in governance she was the Chief Financial Officer at the New Zealand Rugby Union and part of the team that worked on the winning bid to host RWC 2011 in NZ. Her career started as an auditor at KPMG.
Therese is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a commerce graduate from Victoria University. In 2013, she was named the inaugural supreme winner of the Women of Influence Awards and was awarded a Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Award in 2014. She became a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in June 2015.