Ms Mel Hewitson, MNZM, of Auckland, for services to governance
Mel Hewitson is an Independent Director of Fidelity Life Assurance, Simplicity New Zealand, Ngāti Whātua Ōrakei Whai Maia and Domain Name Commission.
She is a trustee of Auckland Foundation and of Foundation North. She chaired the Nominating Committee for the Guardians of New Zealand Super Fund and is Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Waikato-Tainui Group Investment Committee.
She was appointed to the Crown’s independent evaluation panel for the selection of default KiwiSaver providers.
Ms Hewitson has held senior executive roles with the Financial Markets Authority, AllianceBernstein and ANZ Bank, and was the Head of Governance and Investor Oversight at Trustees Executors.