Jim Delegat is an Executive Director 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.
Steven Carden is the Managing Director of Delegat Group Limited. Steven is responsible for developing growth plans, building a high performing organisation and executing business plans. Prior to joining Delegat in January 2022, Steven was the CEO of New Zealand’s largest farming company, Pāmu, where he transformed the State Owned Enterprise into a modern, diversified agribusiness. Steven has held senior executive roles at PGG Wrightson, and was a former manager at McKinsey & Company in New York. Steven is the founder of the First Foundation charity, and the vertical farming company, 26 Seasons.
DR. ALAN JACKSON
NON-EXECUTIVE INDEPENDENT CHAIRMAN
Dr Alan Jackson is the Non-Executive Chairman 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 is a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers and Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand 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.
Graeme Lord is a Non-Executive Director of Delegat Group Limited. He originally joined Delegat in 1999, holding senior executive roles in strategy, marketing and sales leadership roles, from 2014 to 2018 was the Managing Director and Acting Managing Director from April 2021 to January 2022. 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.
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. She is a member of the Institute of Directors.
NON-EXECUTIVE INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Gordon is a Non-Executive Director of Delegat Group Limited and joined the Board in 2022. He previously worked for 15 years with Ryman Healthcare, as Chief Executive Officer and before that as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He has been a corporate finance partner with PwC and was the finance director of a London-listed hi-tech engineering company. Gordon has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (FCA).