Five new directors have been appointed to the board of incubator The Icehouse, including LanzaTech founder Sean Simpson and Pumpkin Patch's Sally Synnott.
Along with web marketing pioneer Tim Williams, Prolife Foods founder Bernie Crosby and advertising maven Claudia Batten (pictured), they join current members Chris Quin, Acting CEO of Telecom, Greg Whittred, Dean of The University of Auckland Business School, Anthony Healy, Director of Bank of New Zealand Partners, and Peter Lee CEO of UniServices Ltd.
Chairperson Greg Cross said collectively the new directors all had a deep understanding of business growth in an international context.
“Our new directors each bring a wealth of global experience that will help grow The Icehouse’s capability and contribution to New Zealand’s economy,” said Cross.
“They have all built and run their own successful businesses and have excellent networks that will help open doors locally and offshore,” he said.
The appointments are part of the 3000.org.nz initiative, which aims to accelerate New Zealand’s economy by boosting the number of our internationally competitive businesses by 2020.