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 five independent non-executive directors.

Below are the profiles of the board of directors

Peter Griffiths - Independent, Non-Executive Chair, Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

After a career in the energy industry, Peter has become a professional director. His last executive position was as Managing Director of BP Oil New Zealand, retiring in 2009. He has previously served on a number of boards including Z Energy, Marsden Maritime Holdings, The New Zealand Refining Company, and New Zealand Oil & Gas. He is also Chair of the New Zealand Business and Parliament Trust and has private interests in general aviation. Peter holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from Victoria University of Wellington.

Julia Mayne - Independent, Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee

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.

Mark Eglinton - Independent, Non-Executive Director, Chair of the People and Culture Committee

Mark is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer and a director of NDA Group, a leading international engineering and fabrication business. Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Tenon Limited (NZX listed at that time) from 2005 to 2009 and held several senior positions with Fletcher Building, including the role of Managing Director of Fletcher Aluminium & Plyco Doors from 1999 to 2001. Mark has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Otago.

Jenn Bestwick - Independent, Non-Executive Director, Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Jenn’s background is in strategy and organisational performance, and she has previously held a number of senior management roles and performed various reviews for government agencies. Jenn currently works across sectors as diverse as science and Innovation, education, tourism, engineering, and environment. She is also the Chair of Tonkin + Taylor Group Limited, Chair of the Tertiary Education Commission, and holds directorships for Invercargill City Holdings Limited and Antarctica New Zealand. Jenn has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nottingham, UK, and is a Member of the Institute of Directors.