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.
Sir Michael Daniell is a Non-executive Director. Sir Michael 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.
Sir Michael 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.
Sir Michael was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business, healthcare and governance.
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.
Osamu Muraoka is a Non-executive Director. He was appointed to the Tait Board in January 2019 following the minority investment in Tait by JVCKENWOOD Corporation.
Mr Muruoka is currently serving as Chief Operating Officer of both the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions, in charge of strengthening international business. He is also General Executive of the Overseas Business Marketing Division. He was previously an Executive Officer and General Executive of JVCKENWOOD's Communications Systems Division and previously 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).
Since joining JVCKENWOOD in 1990, Mr Muruoka 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.
Katsuya Sato is a Non-executive Director. He was appointed to the Board in April 2022, replacing Shinichi Takada in one of the two board seats appointed by shareholder JVCKENWOOD Corporation.
Mr Sato is a member of JVCKENWOOD's Executive management group, currently serving as Executive Officer of the Communications Systems Division and Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer of the Public Service Sector.
Mr Sato's governance experience includes serving as Director on the Board of wholly-owned subsidiary EF Johnson Technologies Ltd. Previous management roles in the company's Communications Systems Division include Senior General Manager of the Engineering and Design Division, General Manager of Development Centres focusing on P25 mobile radio technologies, and Senior General Manager of the Professional Systems Segment of JVCKENWOOD's Communications Equipment Business. Mr Sato joined the company in 1992 and has spent time abroad, with JCVKENWOOD USA Corporation.