Metro Performance Glass - Board of Directors


Metro Performance Glass has an experienced and balanced Board. Its members collectively contribute a diverse range of skills and backgrounds including executive and governance roles at various building products companies, publicly listed companies and other significant entities both in New Zealand and internationally. The Board comprises an independent, non-executive Chairman, and four independent non-executive directors.

Below are the profiles of the board of directors

Shawn Beck - Independent, Non-Executive Chair, Member of Audit and Risk Committee. Appointed November 2023.

Shawn has a varied background, including serving as an equities analyst and institutional dealer, investment banker, private equity general partner, company director, company founder, and owner operator. 

Specific experience includes: nearly 20 years as a co-founding director of Pencarrow Private Equity, director and/or chair of approximately 15 companies in a wide range of industries including three publicly listed NZX companies, and execution or direct oversight of around 70 corporate finance transactions including IPO's, debt and equity raisings, takeover receipts and M&A.


Julia Mayne - Independent, Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. Appointed September 2021.

Julia has more than 30 years experience in financial and operational improvement roles, focused in particular on the Australasian building materials sector. Julia is currently the Head of Commercial at Scottish Pacific Business Finance. Prior to this, she completed several consulting, programme management or Acting CEO roles focused on business improvement. From 2001 to 2015, Julia held senior financial leadership positions across the Fletcher Building Group, including the roles of General Manager Finance – Building Products division, the CFO of the Crane Division, and Divisional Finance Manager – Stramit Building Products.

Julia is a qualified CPA, has a CPA MBA from Deakin University, a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of NSW and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Wollongong.

Pramod Khatri- Independent, Non-Executive Director, Member of Audit and Risk Committee> Appointed December 2023.

Pramod commenced his career in Audit and Business Advisory Services with Arthur Young (now Ernst and Young) in 1986 where he worked on a number of listed company audit and advisory assignments in NZ, Australia and Canada. In 1993 Pramod left EY to undertake his MBA studies following which he held a number of senior management roles in the New Zealand Dairy, Roading & construction, and manufacturing sectors. 

In 2001 Pramod joined the McKechnie Metals business as Commercial Manager and in 2002 was promoted to General Manager. In 2004, Pramod led the management buyout of the McKechnie Aluminium business and became its Managing Director and major shareholder. Pramod and his team transformed this business from a commodity based supplier of extruded aluminium products to a more value adding business. In 2012 McKechnie entered the Window and Door business through the acquisition of the Omega business and started supplying window systems to a network of window fabricators throughout the country. Up until July 2022, Pramod remained as Managing Director and majority shareholder of McKechnie Aluminium when the business was sold to American interests. 

Pramod is also currently the Chairman and Shareholder of Christchurch based AW Fraser Limited, a supplier of bronze, brass and precision machined components. A role he has held since 2006 when he assisted the management team at the time with the buyout of that business from private equity interests. In addition to this, Pramod is a trustee of a New Plymouth based charitable trust which provides financial support to students entering tertiary studies.  

Simon Bennett- Independent, Non-Executive Director, Member of People and Culture Committee. Appointed December 2023.

Simon is an experienced business owner, director and manager. He has had exposure to a number of sectors, experience in leading business teams and managing a range of stakeholders, including Government. He has a keen interest in the labour market's role in a successful economy and the growth of New Zealand's productivity. 

Simon has worked in manufacturing, retail, property, and the building sector in a consulting capacity. He worked in an executive capacity in distribution in the building sector, for a well known manufacturer and distributor. 

Simon has been a director of several businesses and is on the Board of Trustees for the ICE Foundation (a charitable trust which owns business incubator The Icehouse) and is also a Director of The Icehouse. Simon is the Chair of Accordant. He is a member of the Institute of Directors. Simon has a BCom from the University of Otago.