Graham joined the Entrada Travel Group board in 2011 and has been Chairman since 2014. After an executive career with DB Breweries he became a full time professional independent director in 1995. He has served as Chairman of Hellers Ltd, Christchurch, and Canterbury Tourism, Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, Liquorland, DB South Island Brewery Ltd, Dairyworks Ltd and several other private companies. He has also been a director and audit Chairman of the TAB, South Port NZ Ltd, Canterbury DHB and Health South Canterbury.
Graham’s background is in marketing, finance, manufacturing, transport and tourism and he holds B Com and ACA (retired) qualifications. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Directors and is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management. Graham is passionate about sport and he lives in Christchurch.
Independent Director & Audit Committee Chair
Paul is Auckland based, with a broad background in growth companies in both the public and private markets, and extensive experience in all aspects of finance across a wide range of industries. He has operated at both senior management and non-executive board levels throughout his career, with a focus on participating in the growing successful companies.
Paul’s prior management positions have included CFO of Meridian Energy and CFO of Sky Television. He has previously held non-executive Director and/or Chairman roles in Arc Innovations, NZPM Group, and Southern Hydro (Melbourne) amongst others, and he is currently a non-executive Director of Rubicon, Geo40, Mercer Group, Argus Group and Solarcity. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
Paul is Managing Director of Tranzit Group and 24 other companies. Paul’s grandfather, Albert Snelgrove, founded Tranzit Group in 1924, and Paul started his career as a diesel mechanic, joining Tranzit and repairing buses from the age of 21. He has worked across all facets of Tranzit Group since.
Paul and his wife Lorraine bought into the business when he was 29, taking on full responsibility of the strategic direction, contracts and financials. Through dedication and entrepreneurial character, he has grown Tranzit Group from 28 vehicles to 1800.