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Governance

TPT Group is committed to sound corporate governance that will ensure the company operates as efficiently as possible while providing for the appropriate level of accountability and transparency.  The Board guides strategic direction and context and focuses on issues critical for the businesses successful execution.

 

The Board delegates management of the day-to-day affairs of the company to the Executive Team under the leadership of the Group Chief Executive Officer to deliver the strategic direction and goals determined by the Board.

Mike Marr -  Managing Director & Group CEO

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Mike Marr was born in Pukekohe and is a New Zealand entrepreneur, he and his wife Terese are the founders and owners of TPT Group, Mike holds a number of governance roles.

 

Over 23 years Mike has led ten successful start-up companies and completed 13 acquisitions. 

TPT Group comprises companies in the electronic security, data communications,  information technology, innovation and artificial intelligence, finance, and commercial property sectors.

​He started off his career as a young electrical apprentice and holds qualifications in electrical trade, electrotechnology, an Advanced Dip. Business, Dip. Management, Dip.  Integrated Risk Management and a Dip. Project Management.

In 2020, Mike was acknowledged as a Blake Leader Awardee. This prestigious award recognises inspirational New Zealanders whose leadership style has delivered high-impact results and contributed to a more sustainable future for Aotearoa.

 
2017, he was one of two Global recipients of the Beta Gamma Sigma Medallion of Entrepreneurship (the first recipient to be awarded the Global honour outside of the USA).  The Medallion for Entrepreneurship is awarded to noteworthy Global business people who combine innovative business achievement with service to humanity.  In 2014, he was a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for NZ. 

Mike is a Deputy Chair of electricity lines company Waipa Networks, Chair of Rhema Media, and Chair of The Runway Foundation., he is also an elected trustee of Counties Energy Trust.

 

He was previously a member of the AUT University Business School Advisory Board, and an Independent Director of Eqalis Pharmaceuticals.

Mike and his wife Terese founded The Runway Foundation in 2015, a registered NZ Charitable Trust providing support for families experiencing the challenge of ADHD but also to support the wider community.  He is a strong believer in giving back to the community and supports several charities and community initiatives including Lifewise, Community Food Banks and Crisis Funds.

Graeme Hansen  -   Group Independent Chair

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Graeme was the Managing Director of Barclays Private Banking globally and also held CEO roles for Barclays in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, spanning 13 years.  He has been CEO of both the New Zealand Racing Board and Public Trust in New Zealand.  

 

Graeme holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a graduate from the Harvard University AMP Programme.

In addition to TPT Group company roles, he also chairs other private entrepreneurial firms. His previous governance roles include independent directorships for The Warehouse Group Financial Services, PGGW Finance, the NZ Spinal Trust and Toronto East General Hospital.

Brendan Wood -  Group Independent Director

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Brendan is a highly regarded New Zealand commercial lawyer residing in Auckland with Daniel Overton & Goulding.  Brendan specialises in acquisitions, commercial law and commercial property. 

 

Brendan holds a Bachelor of Law with Honour's.

 

He also holds various Independent Trustee roles as well as Non-Executive Director roles.  One of his previous roles included being a Non-Executive Director of listed company Just Water International.

Robert Ferris -  Group Independent Director

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Robert is an experienced senior executive having held positions of General Manager and Managing Director during his 18 years at Electrix, one of New Zealand's largest Electrical and Gas contracting companies, where he oversaw a period of sustained growth.

 

He brings extensive commercial experience to the TPT Group board with a strong focus on people and safety.

 

Robert has significant experience in the Power Industry and holds an NZCE Electrical.

 

Previous governance roles include the industry-based EEA, and the PEET at University of Canterbury.

Amy Johnson -  Future Director

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Amy Johnson is a respected Enterprise Business Technology and AI thought leader.

 

With a Business and Technology background, she is a Kiwi who is a global citizen studying at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and returning to New Zealand to co-found a highly successful global AI and Customer Experience Technology company where she serves as Chief Customer Experience Officer and COO.

She has a deep knowledge of enterprise systems, digital customer experience, customer journeys, enterprise value chain processes, AI and how these can be transformed to deliver further tangible returns for enterprises and their customers.

She is currently a Director of MyWave Limited and Closeburn Station Management Company Ltd.

Amy holds a Bachelors Degree in Business /Managerial  Economics as well as a Master of Arts in  Business /Managerial  Economics.

Amy has a proven track record of commercialising technology in global markets and helps companies with digital strategies, data strategies, business process optimisation, employee productivity improvements, investment in new technologies and end to end customer journeys that increase sales and take out significant costs while improving the customer experience.

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