Tait enjoys stable governance and calls upon an experienced management team. While several corporate functions are based in Christchurch, New Zealand, we pride ourselves on our international client base and global sales and support network. Tait is financially independent and is audited annually by PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Tait trades under the name Tait Communications. The corporate parent is Tait International Ltd. It has a board of seven directors.
Board Chairman Sir Brian Roche has held a wide variety of New Zealand leadership roles, across a number of sectors, including as Group Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand Post and Chairman of the Hurricanes professional rugby franchise. He has advised four New Zealand Prime Ministers.
In the 2017 New Year Honours, he was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (KNZM) for his services to the State and business.
Sir Brian has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Victoria University) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (FCA). In 2013 he received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Victoria University.
Michael Daniell is a Non-executive Director. Mike is a director of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited and was its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2016, is a member of the Council of the University of Auckland and Chair of the NZ Medical Technologies Centre of Research Excellence.
Mike has more than 35 years of international business experience, encompassing research and development, manufacturing, marketing and sales.
He holds a BE (hons) from the University of Auckland in electrical engineering.
Garry Diack is CEO and Executive Director. He joined the Board in July 2014 following his role of Interim Chief Executive Officer of Solid Energy New Zealand Limited. Garry was responsible for steering company performance through recapitalization following a massive market downturn. He initially joined Solid Energy in 2010 and held the position of Interim CEO from February 2013 to May 2014.
Prior to that, Garry accumulated a 25 year career as an advisor and consultant in corporate performance improvement, governance and growth-related activities in a number of leading New Zealand and Australian corporate entities.
Garry is a past Director of the Mercer Group, the Southland Building Society, the Ashburton Trading Society, SouthSure Insurance and General Cable Superconductors Limited. Garry holds an MA (Hons) degree from the University of Canterbury in Industrial and Organisational Psychology.
John Meyer is a Non-executive Director. Based in Florida, John is currently Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arise Virtual Solution, a world leader in business process outsourcing and contact center services.
John has over 28 years of leadership experience with large publicly traded organizations in the United States and internationally. He has previously served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Acxiom Corporation and President of the Global Services group of Alcatel-Lucent.
John's background includes serving as a Flight Commander and Captain in the US Air Force. He holds an MBA from the University of Missouri and a BS in management from Pennsylvania State University.
Mr Osamu Muraoka is a Non-executive Director. He is based in Yokohama, Japan, and was appointed to the Tait Board in January 2019 following the minority investment in Tait by JVCKENWOOD Corporation.
Osamu is an Executive Officer and General Executive of Communications Systems Division at JVCKENWOOD Corporation. Prior to this role, he held various senior roles including serving as Operating Officer, General Executive of Business Solution Division; Operating Officer, General Executive of Professional and Healthcare Division; and Director of the Board for KENWOOD U.S.A Corporation (currently JVCKENWOOD U.S.A Corporation).
Over the past 30 years, Osamu has been dedicated to sales, marketing strategy, international business development and supply chain management for JVCKENWOOD Corporation.
David Randell is a Non-executive Director. He has 40 years' leadership experience, 28 of which he gained as a partner with PwC in New Zealand, the UK, the US and Asia. Most recently David was the acting CFO for Waterfront Auckland.
David spent five years as a member of the PwC Executive and was a Governance Board member for Coopers & Lybrand up to and including the PwC merger in 1998.
Based in Auckland, David is also a Non-executive Director with Provident Insurance Corporation Limited and an advisor to the Board of Magson's Hardware Limited.
David is a financial, audit and governance expert, a chartered accountant and holds a Post-graduate Diploma for International Business from Harvard/INSEAD.
Shinichi Takada is a Non-executive Director. He was appointed to the Board in January 2019 following the minority investment in Tait by JVCKENWOOD Corporation.
From 1 April 2019, Shinichi became JVCKENWOOD’s Managing Executive Officer (MEO) in charge of Corporate Strategy, Group Governance, Brand Strategy and Corporate Communication. Prior to this role, he was Chief Operations Officer of the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, and Senior Executive of APAC’s Automotive Sector.
Mr Takada joined the then-Victor Company of Japan in 1982 and has served the JVCKENWOOD business in a range of senior executive management and subsidiary company governance roles both in Japan and overseas. Prior roles include President of JVCKENWOOD Singapore Ltd, General Manager of the Aftermarket Business Division, and Sales Manager.