Tait is financially independent and is audited annually by PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Because of its trust structure, set up by Founder, Sir Angus Tait, the company's independence and clients' continuity of service is assured. 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 support network. We work with a network of sales/support offices, dealers, system integrators and consultants that spans the globe.
Tait Ltd has a board of seven directors.
Sir Brian Roche KNZM
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 Giere is a Non-executive Director. John is President and CEO of OpenWave Mobility and is based in the San Francisco Bay area. John has over 20 years of wireless industry management experience in sales, product management, marketing and business development. He has held senior roles at Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson.
John's significant global experience in the areas of mobile wireless, applications and emerging technologies brings fresh insight and industry perspective to Tait.
He holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University.
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.
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.
Peter van Rij
Peter is a Senior Partner at the Christchurch-based legal firm Parry Field Lawyers. He was appointed Chairman following the death of founder and first Chairman, Sir Angus Tait, in 2007. Peter has been a legal advisor for the company since the late 1970s and was initially appointed to the Board as a Non-executive Director. Peter has a great depth of experience in the business.