Phillipa Muir - Chairperson and Trustee

Phillipa is a partner at the law firm Simpson Grierson and heads their national Employment Law Group.

She is the leading employment lawyer for many of New Zealand's major corporations, tertiary institutions and local government enterprises. Phillipa has successfully argued a number of test cases before the Employment Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. She is a co-author of three leading text books on employment law.

Phillipa is also Chair of the Auckland Writers Festival, Deputy Chair of Auckland Grammar School and a Board member of the global Employment Law Alliance.

John McDonald - Trustee

John is an independent Trustee of The Fletcher Building Employee Educational Fund.

John's career spans 30 years in senior finance, management and board positions at Fletcher Challenge Limited from which he retired in 2002 . He has considerable international experience in management, corporate governance best practice and as a director and audit committee member of private and publicly listed companies.

He is also Chairman of the Fletcher Building Retirement Plan and a Trustee of The Tenon Employee Educational Fund.

Kate Daly - Trustee

Kate is the Chief People and Communications Officer for Fletcher Building. She joined the business in June 2011.

Prior to joining Fletcher Building Kate led the Human Resource and Corporate Affairs team at Coca-Cola Amatil, and before this worked in London in human resource management roles primarily within the Investment Banking sector.

Kate is currently a Trustee on the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust and a Board member, Chair of the Strategy Committee for Keep New Zealand Beautiful Inc. Kate also serves as a Trustee for the Fletcher Building Retirement Plan.