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HNZ Board of Directors

Heartland New Zealand Limited's Board of Directors is accountable to our shareholders for the overall governance and performance of the company.

Heartland New Zealand Limited is governed by a six-strong Board, chaired by Geoffrey Ricketts. Our directors bring a wealth of financial services experience and business knowledge gained during successful careers at executive and board level. They represent and serve the interests of the shareholders, and together oversee and appraise the company's strategy, policy and performance.

Geoffrey Ricketts


Geoff is a commercial lawyer, company director and investor with wide experience in the New Zealand and Australian business environment.

Jeff Greenslade

Managing Director

Jeff has over 20 years' experience as a senior executive, and is responsible for the strategy and operational management of Heartland Bank Limited.

Graham Kennedy


Graham has 40 years’ experience as a chartered accountant, and is an independent professional director and Chairman of a number of private companies.

Christopher Mace


Chris is an Auckland based businessman and company director with experience in the New Zealand and Australian business environment.

Deborah (Jane) Taylor


Jane is a professional director, following a 30 year career in law, accountancy and finance. She is currently a director of a number of public and private companies and is also a board member of the XRB (External Reporting Board) and the New Zealand Accounting Standards Board.

Greg Tomlinson


Greg is a Christchurch based businessman and investor with experience in a variety of New Zealand industries.