Governance Bio
Andrew Cornwell
Appoint Professional

Andrew Cornwell

20 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Government Sector Org
Sport & Physical Recreation Orgs
Council Controlled Organisation
Iwi Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
“I am at the stage of my career where I wish to pursue governance opportunities that can utilize my 35+ years working experience including 30 years in senior executive management roles. I believe my skills are transferable to many industries and I am interested in working with businesses of any size I can bring an analytical mind and a collaborative personality t”


Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles


Show Me Shorts Festival Trust

May 2016 - Present (2 years)

Charitable trust promoting creation and distribution of short films


Motion Pictures Distributors Association

January 2014 - February 2016 (2 years)

This is an industry organization whose principal function is to manage issues relevant to the whole industry.


Film Fund Production Trust.

July 2007 - July 2015 (8 years)

An independent trust established by the government to finance larger budget films

Board Member

New Zealand Film Commission

July 2006 - July 2015 (9 years)

NZFC is a crown entity responsible for funding New Zealand films and film industry development. Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee since 2011. Also chaired Sales Agency Committee.

Chairman and Member

Film and Video Labeling Body

July 1999 - February 2016 (16 years)

Film and Video Labelling Body is an incorporated society which is warranted by Government to carry out various functions under the Film Video and Classification Act 1993. Note: Have been on and off this Board at various times over the past fifteen years

Executive Roles

General Manager

Sony Pictures

October 1992 - July 2017 (24 years)

This is a $30M business involved in the marketing, sales and distribution of films to both cinemas, retail stores, rental stores and digital distributors. Sony Pictures is also the NZ licensee for the Walt Disney Company which includes Marvel and Lucas Film. Sony is also active in acquiring local films for distribution.

Marketing Manager

Trust Bank/Port of Tauranga/Newmans Tours/ HSBC Bank

October 1985 - October 1992 (7 years)

I was the senior Marketing Executive for various companies over this time including Trust Bank, HSBC Bank, Port of Tauranga and Newmans Tours. These were all significant entities. This involved exposure to a number of industries including banking, inbound tourism and infrastructure. I was managing multi-million dollar budgets, developing products to go-to-market and frequently engaging at Board level.


University Of Canterbury

Master of Commerce, Economics

1982 - 1982

Victoria University of Wellington

Bachelor of Commerce and Administration , Economics

1978 - 1981