Katie TrenemanChairman of the Board
After finishing her Commerce Degree, Katie spent 6 years in commercial and chartered accountancy roles.
Katie returned to the family business thirteen years ago, after travelling overseas, and now owns and operates Paper Plus Howick with her mother, Bev Winstone.
Katie enjoys boating, water skiing and snow skiing.
David MoirDeputy Chairman of the Board
David has been a member of the Paper Plus Group for 23 years. He is currently a Director and Shareholder of Nambas Ltd which along with his wife Sue and Sean & Jill Weir own Paper Plus stores in Nelson, Blenheim and a 50% share in Take Note Takaka.
David has had governance experience through being a former Director of the Paper Plus Group, the Nelson Marlborough Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of Nayland College Board of Trustees and was the founding Chairman of Uniquely Nelson.
David enjoys family pursuits, all sports, and the occasional surf.
Together with his wife Megan, Mark owns and operates Paper Plus Kaikoura.
Mark was a Take Note member from its conception in 2000 and converted to a Concept 6 Paper Plus store last November. Prior to his conversion, Mark represented Take Note members on the Paper Plus Group Board of Directors for 3 years. During this time he completed the NZ Institute of Directors training, contributed to Take Note Franchise Committee, focus groups and buying committees. He provides a hands on view of both the Paper Plus and Take Note businesses, as well as a good understanding of NZ Post, Kiwibank, Kiwibank mortgages and Lotto.
Within his community, Mark sits on various local boards and trusts
Maurice KiddIndependent Director
At the 2008 AGM, a vote was passed to increase the number of Independent Directors to three and, after an extensive market search, Maurice Kidd was appointed as an Independent Director to the Group’s Board.
Maurice brings with him substantial experience as an advisor and, in many instances, as a director to a number of public and private companies. Maurice has a finance and investment background with extensive governance experience. He has held senior positions in New Zealand and international organisations. As well as Paper Plus', his current directorships include: Solution Dynamics Limited (Chairman), Molemap New Zealand Limited (Chairman), Image Centre Limited (Chairman) and East Pack Limited.
He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand and the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
Alastair KerrIndependent Director
After an extensive international search, Alastair was appointed as an Independent Director in August 2016.
Alastair has held many senior executive roles internationally with organisations such as Marks and Spencer, Mothercare, Virgin, The Body Shop, L'Oreal and Williams Sonoma Inc, in a career spanning 35 years.
As an Independent Director, he has extensive governance experience and has been on many boards across many different geographies and sectors. He is currently chair of J Murphy and Sons, a $2 billion construction business based in London, and operating in the UK, Australia, Canada and the US. He is also a Director of Fuller Smith and Turner PLC, the brewers, operating in London and the South of England; and Sara Group, a French Lebanese family consumer business, operating across the Middle East. He has also been Chair of Arran Arromatics, a Director of Fenwick Ltd., and White Stuff Limited, as well as being a Public Member of Network Rail in the UK and a member of The Body Shop Trust.
Alastair has an MA Hons degree from the University of Glasgow.