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Bridget Coates joins Tegel board

Bridget Coates

Tegel Group Holdings Limited has appointed Bridget Coates to its Board as an Independent Director effective from 30 October.

Bridget Coates is an experienced company director holding both governance and executive roles across a wide range of industries. She is currently a director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, and an advisory board member for the University of Auckland Business School. Bridget is also chairperson and co-founder of White Cloud Dairy Innovation Limited.

Bridget’s previous roles include directorships on the New Zealand Superannuation Fund Board, SKYCITY Group Holdings Board, Fisher & Paykel Appliances Holdings Limited, Managing Director of US-based private investment firm 212 Equity Management, and Managing Principal of Fahrenheit Ventures, a consultancy specialising in US market entry strategies for consumer products businesses. Prior to this Bridget was the inaugural chair of business incubator, the ICEHOUSE, CEO University of Auckland Development and a member of the Council of the University of Auckland. In 2014 Bridget was awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to business.

Chairman David Jackson said the Board had undertaken an active international search for a director with the relevant skills across a range of disciplines required by the Board.

“Bridget comes to Tegel as a current and former director on a number of global reaching and listed company Boards. In addition she has a strong track record in driving international business growth through innovation, relationships, brands and marketing.

Tegel is committed to driving its domestic and export strategy and Bridget’s extensive experience and skills will complement and enhance the current Board skill set. We are delighted to welcome Bridget to the Tegel Board,” said David.