New Chairman Appointed to Nib Board


The board of Nib NZ has appointed Hanne Janes to succeed retiring Chairman Tony Ryall. She took up her role on 1 March.

The Chairman of nib Holdings, David Gordon, says Janes’ years of experience on the current nib NZ Board, her sector knowledge, and thorough understanding of the regulatory environment for private health insurance makes her an ideal choice.

Hanne Janes
Hanne Janes.

Janes has worked for more than two decades as a barrister, specialising in medico-legal, commercial and corporate law, and previously worked as a management consultant with Deloitte.

She has held appointments as Counsel Assisting the Gisborne Cervical Screening Ministerial Inquiry; the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction; and the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care. Janes also has a detailed knowledge of workplace health and safety.

She has also served as a Non-Executive Director of ProCare Health and Member of the Board of Trustees of the ProCare Charitable Foundation.

Ryall joined the nib NZ board as a Non-Executive Director in February 2015 and was appointed Chairman in July 2016.

“I thank Tony for his dedicated service to nib NZ over the past nine years. nib NZ has benefited enormously from his leadership during this time, and we wish him well in his future endeavours,” said Gordon.