Rabobank New Zealand Limited - Directors
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Rabobank New Zealand Limited - Directors

Andrew BolandAndrew Borland (Chairman)

Mr Borland joined the Board on 2 November 2016 and was appointed its Chairman on 1 April 2020. He graduated from Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Agricultural Commerce degree.

Following a 20 year career in banking, Mr Borland joined Scales Corporation Limited in 2007 as its Chief Executive Officer. He became its Managing Director in 2011 and is currently in that role. In addition to his various directorships within the Scales Group, Mr Borland has directorships with Akaroa Salmon Limited, George H Investments Limited, Primary Collaboration New Zealand Limited and Primary Collaboration Shanghai Co Limited.

Mr Borland is a member of the Board Audit Committee, the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and the Board Remuneration Committee.

Rabobank Director Anne BrennanAnne Brennan

Ms Brennan joined the Board on 28 November 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University College Galway and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms Brennan also serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Charter Hall Group, NSW Treasury Corporation, Nufarm Limited, Argo Investments Limited, O’Connell Street Associates Pty Ltd and Rabobank Australia Limited. Her former executive roles included Chief Financial Officer of CSR and Finance Director of the Coates Group. Previously, in a 25 year career in professional services, Ms Brennan was a partner in three leading firms – KPMG, Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young.

Ms Brennan is the Chair of the Board Audit Committee and the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and is a member of the Board Remuneration Committee.

Andrew BolandBrent Goldsack

Mr Goldsack joined the Board on 1st April 2020, as an independent director. He graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, and is a Chartered Accountant.

Mr Goldsack retired as a Managing Partner from PwC in 2017, 12 years of which he was a partner after working in New Zealand, Moscow and London. Brent also previously worked in Private Equity in London and New York. Brent is currently on the Board of Fonterra Co-operative Group, is the Chair of Waitomo Group, a director of Canterbury Grasslands, and a Trustee (and past Chair) of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition. Brent and his wife Delwyn dairy farm in the Waikato.

Mr Goldsack is a member of the Board Audit Committee, the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and the Board Remuneration Committee.

Geerten BattjesGeerten Battjes

Mr Geerten Battjes joined the Board on 28 May 2015. He holds an honours degree in Econometrics from the State University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

Mr Battjes joined Rabobank in 2009 and was responsible for the risk management function within Rabobank's international operations. He is now Rabobank's Chief Risk Officer, Wholesale and Rural.

Mr Battjes is also a director of Rabobank Australia Limited and Rabo Herverzekeringsmaatschappij NV. Mr Battjes is a member of the Board Audit Committee, the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and the Board Remuneration Committee.

Rabobank director Bernardus MarttinBernardus (Berry) Marttin

Mr Marttin joined the Board on 26 November 2010. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario (Richard Ivey School of Business).

Mr Marttin is a member of the Managing Board of Rabobank and Co-Chairman of Rabobank's global Management Team Wholesale and Rural. Mr Marttin has been with Rabobank since 1990. He has extensive experience as an international banker in both wholesale and rural banking. His other directorships include Rabobank Australia Limited, Rabobank International Holding BV, Rabobank North America, De Lage Landen International BV, RI Investment Holding BV, Arise BV, Rabobank Foundation and Rabobank Partnerships. Mr Marttin is also a member on the boards of IDH (Initiatief Duurzame Handel / Dutch Sustainable Trade initiative), International Strategisch Overleg (formerly the Dutch Trade Board) and the Neumann Stiftung Foundation. He is also First Vice-President of the Executive Team, American Chamber of Commerce and a member of the EACB (European Association of Co-operative Banks).

Mr Marttin is a member of the Board Audit Committee, the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and the Board Remuneration Committee.

Rabobank director Jan Alexander (Sander) PruijsJan (Sander) Alexander Pruijs

Mr Pruijs was re-appointed to the Board on 24 May 2016 – having previously served as a director from 26 November 2010 to 27 August 2014. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Law from Leiden University, the Netherlands. In 2013, he successfully completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Mr Pruijs is currently Global Head of Rural Banking of Rabobank, which includes responsibility for banking activities in Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Brazil, North America and Indonesia.

Mr Pruijs has more than 35 years of experience as a banker. He started his banking career in 1984 at ABN Amro Bank, the Netherlands, and assumed a number of senior positions in the areas of Global Clients, Corporate and Investment Banking, Risk Management and Financial Markets. He joined Rabobank in 2008 as a member of the Managing Board of Rabobank International responsible for Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and later for Poland.

He holds a number of leadership roles at Rabobank which include being the President Commissioner of the Board of Commissioners for Rabobank Indonesia and a director of Rabobank Australia Limited. He is also a member of Rabobank’s Management Team Wholesale and Rural.

Mr Pruijs is a member of the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and the Board Remuneration Committee.


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