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Rabobank New Zealand Limited - Directors

  • Rabobank director Sir Henry van der HeydenSir Henry van der Heyden, DCNZM (Chairman)

    Sir Henry van der Heyden joined the Board on 23 March 2012 and was appointed its Chairman on 10 November 2016.

    Sir Henry graduated from Canterbury University with a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours. He was a founding director of Fonterra Co-operative Group from the Co-operative’s establishment in 2001 and he has held the role of Chairman from 2002 - 2012. Sir Henry van der Heyden is also Chairman of Auckland International Airport Limited, Tainui Group Holdings Limited, Rabobank Australia Limited, Rabo Australia Limited, Rimu SA Limited and Manuka SA Limited. He is also a Director of Foodstuffs North Island Limited and Pascaro Investments Limited. Sir Henry is a member of the Board Audit Committee and the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and the Chairman of Board Remuneration Committee.

    Sir Henry was awarded New Zealand Herald Business Person of the Year in 2007, New Zealand Chairman of the Year in 2012 and the prestigious Rabobank Leadership Award in 2015.

  • 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, Rural and Retail. Mr Battjes' other directorships include Rabobank Australia Limited and Rabo Australia Limited. He is a member of the Board Audit Committee, the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and the Board Remuneration Committee.

  • Andrew BolandAndrew Borland

    Mr Borland joined the Board on 2 November 2016. He graduated from Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Agricultural Commerce degree.

    Following a twenty 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 directorships within the Scales Group, Mr Borland is the Chairman of Akaroa Salmon Limited, Primary Collaboration New Zealand Limited and Primary Collaboration New Zealand (Shanghai) Co Limited. He is also a director of George H Investments Limited, Loganbrae Limited, Pipfruit New Zealand Incorporated, Rabo Australia Limited and Rabobank Australia 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, Nufarm Limited, Argo Investments Limited, Metcash Limited, Rabobank Australia Limited and Rabo 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, she 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 a member of the Board Remuneration Committee.

  • Peter KnoblanchePeter Knoblanche

    Coinciding with his appointment to head up the Rabobank Australia and New Zealand Group, Mr Knoblanche joined the Board on 1 July 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Wollongong University and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Mr Knoblanche is a member of Rabobank’s global Management Team for Wholesale, Rural and Retail Banking and is responsible for the Rabobank Australia and New Zealand Group in his capacity of Regional Managing Director and CEO Rabobank Australia. He has over 30 years’ experience in both wholesale and retail banking, having held positions with various Australian and international banks. Mr Knoblanche joined Rabobank in 1996 and has held several management roles within Rabobank Australia and New Zealand Group. Prior to his current role, Mr Knoblanche was Deputy CEO of Rabobank Australia and the Deputy Managing Director of Rabobank Australia and New Zealand Group and had led Rabobank’s Australian rural banking operations for the past 10 years.

    Mr Knoblanche is also a director of Rabobank Australia Limited, Rabo Australia Limited, Graincorp Pools Pty Limited, Rabo Equipment Finance Limited and Soft Commodity Trading Pty Limited.

  • Rabobank director Bernardus MarttinBernardus 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 for Wholesale, Rural & Retail banking. Mr Marttin has been with Rabobank since 1990. He has extensive experience as an international banker in both wholesale and retail banking. His other directorships include Rabobank Australia Limited, Rabo Australia Limited, Rabobank International Holding BV, De Lage Landen International BV, Obvion BV and Rabohytheekbank NV. 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 Alexander Pruijs (Sander 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 and Retail Banking of Rabobank, which includes responsibility for banking activities in Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Brazil, Ireland, North America and Indonesia.

    Mr Pruijs has more than 30 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 includes Chairman of the Board for RNA, President Commissioner of the Board of Commissioners for Rabobank Indonesia, Member of the Board for Rabobank Australia Limited and Member of the Board for Rabo Australia Limited. He is also a member of Rabobank’s Management Team Wholesale, Rural and Retail and is responsible for Rural and Retail.

  • Rabobank Director William GurryJillian Segal AM

    Ms Segal joined the Board on 12 March 2018. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Law (University Medalist for law) from the University of NSW and has a Master of Law from Harvard University. Ms Segal was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005 and awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Ms Segal holds a number of non-executive positions including Deputy Chancellor of UNSW, Chair of the General Sir John Monash Foundation and the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce (NSW), directorships with the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Grattan Institute, Rabo Australia Limited, Rabobank Australia Limited and is a trustee of the Sydney Opera House Trust.

    Ms Segal is a member of the Board Audit Committee, the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and the Board Remuneration Committee.

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