Gary Leech

Chairman, Citycare Group

Gary Leech was appointed as a Director in October 2014. Gary has a B.Com in Accountancy and Economics from Canterbury University. He is a Fellow of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He has been a Chartered Accountant in public practice in Ashburton and Christchurch for 40 years and is the founding principal of Leech & Partners Ltd and has served NZICA as a member of the Disciplinary Tribunal (20 years), National Councillor, Canterbury Branch Chair and several national committees and is currently a member of the Appeals Council. Gary has significant governance experience as a director in listed and unlisted companies in a wide range of industries requiring a range of skills and disciplines including; banking, infrastructure, construction, export, agri-business, manufacturing and commercial property.


Craig Price

Director, Citycare Group

Craig Price was appointed as a Director in October 2012. Craig holds an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering. Craig is a Director of Beca and Regional Manager of their South Island Business. He has particular skills in the business, contract and project management areas across the infrastructure, industrial and building sectors, with special competence in directing the delivery of major engineering projects. Craig is a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and an Accredited Director. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers NZ.


Jennifer Rolfe

Director, Citycare Group

Jennifer Rolfe was appointed as a Director on 31 October 2014. Jennifer holds a First Class Honours degree in Marketing Management from the University of Otago and has spent her professional career running a number of the country's biggest and most successful multinational advertising agencies. She is an experienced marketing strategist, having worked with many of New Zealand's top companies and brands, with a particular emphasis on data and digital innovation in marketing. She is currently Managing Partner of a successful, highly-awarded and independent advertising agency, Rainger and Rolfe. Jennifer has served on a number of boards over the last 10 years.


Mark Todd

Director, Citycare Group

Mark Todd was appointed as a Director in October 2012. Mark has a Masters degree in Accountancy from the University of Canterbury. Until late 2015 he was an Executive Director of ASX and NZX listed retailer Kathmandu Holdings Limited, where his executive management roles over a 17-year career included Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mark has extensive experience in growth strategy development and execution, the sale and listing of companies and trans-Tasman business. He is a Member of the Institute of Directors and a Chartered Accountant.


Graham Darlow

Director, Citycare Group

Graham Darlow recently completed a career in engineering design and construction. He has chaired the Canterbury Safety Charter from its inception and was awarded Safeguard Safety Leader of the Year in 2016. Previously he has been General Manager of both Brian Perry Civil and Fletcher Infrastructure and was Chief Executive of Construction at Fletcher Building.


Penny Hoogerwerf

Director, Citycare Group

Penny Hoogerwerf was appointed as a Director in November 2017. Penny has a Bachelor of Laws and Arts degree from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, and has over 15 years' experience as a corporate lawyer. Her trans-Tasman career has included partnership at a leading New Zealand law firm and a number of General Counsel roles, including most recently the Central Plains Water infrastructure project. She is a legal and corporate governance specialist, with strong infrastructure and construction experience. Penny is a member of the Institute of Directors and the Law Society of New Zealand.


Mike Killick

Associate Director, Citycare Group

Mike Killick was brought on as a Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) Associate Director in October 2018. Mike holds a Masters of Business Administration, an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. Calling himself a ‘specialist generalist', Mike has proven general management experience spanning the business sectors of manufacturing, power generation, food and beverage, asset management and sports governance. He was a Director and founder of OpEx Management and was a Director / co-owner of Deep South Ice Cream Ltd. Currently a Canterbury Branch Committee Member of Export NZ and on the Institute of Directors, Mike is also an Executive Committee Member of NZ Football and is leading the Coalitions Programme in the South Island for NZ Trade & Enterprise.

The CCHL Associate Director Programme aims to enhance the governance capability of senior leaders who are embarking on a governance career. The programme offers emerging directors the opportunity to accelerate their boardroom experience with participants appointed as an Associate Director, for a 12-month duration, on a board in the CCHL group of companies. CCHL provides further support with ongoing mentoring throughout the programme and opportunities for professional development and social networking.