MFL Board of Directors
The trustee of MFL is MFL Mutual Fund Limited, which is represented by a board of directors.
Mark Cross, Chairman
Mark Cross is a consultant and professional director. He has over 20 years’ investment banking experience in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, and most recently was managing director of Corporate Finance at Deutsche Bank AG in London.
Mark is a director of Chorus Limited, Z Energy Limited, Genesis Energy Limited, Argosy Property Limited, Superannuation Investments Limited and various private companies.
Mark is also chairman of Milford Asset Management Limited. He is a Chartered Accountant (CAANZ) and member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors (Inc).
Mark was appointed as a director of the trustee in 2011 and became chairman in December 2013.
Paul Fyfe, Director
Paul Fyfe is a former managing director of ING (NZ) Limited, former chairman of the Investment Savings and Insurance Association (ISI), and former member of the Superannuation 2000 taskforce and the IAFP taskforce.
Paul is a director of Superannuation Investments Limited. He has over 40 years’ experience in the investment funds industry.
He was appointed as a director of the trustee in 2006.
The Rt Hon Sir William Birch GNZM, Director
Sir William is a consultant on Public Policy and Government Services, acting as Senior Advisor to Forsyth Barr in New Zealand. He is a director of Superannuation Investments Limited and various other private companies and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors (Inc).
Sir William served as a member of Parliament for 27 years, including 15 years as a Minister of the Crown. His portfolios included Energy, Labour, State Services, Health and Employment, and he was Treasurer for one year and Minister of Finance for six years in the fourth National Government. He was also the Deputy Mayor of Pukekohe for six years.
Sir William was made a Knight Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 1999. Sir William was appointed as a director of the trustee in 2000.
Dr Edward Schuck, Director and licenced independent trustee
Edward Schuck is an investment consultant and professional director with more than 30 years’ experience in New Zealand, the US and the UK.
Prior to establishing Fidato Advisory Limited, a provider of investment advice to institutional investors, Ed was managing director of Russell Investments in New Zealand. He is also an independent director of Superannuation Investments Limited, MMc Limited, Health Service Welfare Society (trading as Accuro Healthcare) and a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Provident Fund.
He holds a PhD in portfolio management and is a chartered member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors (Inc). Ed was appointed as a director of the trustee in 2015.