Jim Delegat is the Executive Chairman of Delegat Group Limited and has been on the Board since the Company listed in 2006. He is responsible for providing strategic direction and monitoring performance to ensure successful delivery of Board approved business plans. He has been involved in the New Zealand wine industry all his working life and is thoroughly experienced in every aspect of the business. Jim is one of only a handful of second generation family wine producers in the country. Active in industry affairs, Jim has been a Director of both the Wine Institute of New Zealand and New Zealand Winegrowers, having previously served on the Board of the Wine Institute of New Zealand for more than 13 years. He is a member of the Institute of Directors.
John Freeman is the Managing Director of Delegat Group Limited. John is responsible for developing growth plans, building a high performing organisation and executing business plans. He originally joined Delegat in 2005, holding various sales leadership and management roles both in Auckland and in the Group's overseas subsidiaries. John also brings to Delegat Group Limited his experience from the technology and finance industries, and has a Masters of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He is a member of the Institute of Directors.
ROSEMARI (ROSE) DELEGAT
Rose Delegat is a Non-Executive Director of Delegat Group Limited and has been on the Board since the Company listed in 2006. The Group continues to benefit from Rose’s experience and the expertise that she has given to the company for more than 35 years. She was responsible for initiating the Group’s drive into export markets in the 1980s and was the inaugural Chairperson (1987 – 1990) of the special United Kingdom Exporting Group, part of the Wine Institute of New Zealand. She is a member of the Institute of Directors.
ROBERT (BOB) WILTON
Bob Wilton is a Non-Executive Director of Delegat Group Limited. He has been on the Board since the Company listed in 2006 and has specific responsibilities for the financial management of the Group. He is a past Senior Lecturer and Head of Department, Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Auckland Business School, a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Institute of Directors. Bob brings to the Board considerable experience in business, particularly through merchant and investment banking, and is a past Chairman of the New Zealand Venture Capital Association.
DR. ALAN JACKSON
NON-EXECUTIVE INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Dr Alan Jackson is a Non-Executive Director of Delegat Group Limited and has been on the Board since 2012. Alan was, until 2009, Chairman Australasia, Senior Vice President and Director of The Boston Consulting Group. He has been an international management consultant since 1987 with The Boston Consulting Group and has proven experience at the most senior levels of international and government business. Alan has worked across a range of industries internationally, including consumer goods companies, supermarkets and retailers, in addition to industrial and resource companies. Alan headed The Boston Consulting Group’s Consumer Goods and Retail practice in Australasia and Asia Pacific. Alan is a Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers and Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors. He is also Chairman of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing and a Director of Aurora Vineyard Limited.
NON-EXECUTIVE INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Phillipa Muir is a Non-Executive Director of Delegat Group Limited and joined the Board in 2020. Phillipa is currently also Chair of Fletcher Building’s Employee Educational Fund, Chair of the Auckland Writers Festival Trust and a senior partner in law firm Simpson Grierson, where she heads the firm’s national Employment Law Group and acts across a wide range of industry sectors. Phillipa was awarded the Excellence in Governance Award at the NZ Women in Governance Awards 2018 and has held a number of previous governance roles.
Graeme Lord is a Non-Executive Director of Delegat Group Limited and has been on the Board since 2020. He has significant experience in the global wine industry, including serving as Managing Director of Delegat Group Limited from 2014 to 2018. Prior to this, since 1999, he contributed to the company's growth story as a senior executive in strategy, marketing, and sales leadership roles. Graeme was previously CEO of Macpac Wilderness Equipment and a Consultant with The Boston Consulting Group. He is a member of the Institute of Directors.