Governance Bio
Anna Tootill
Appoint Professional

Anna Tootill

6 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Incorporated Entity
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Sport & Physical Recreation Orgs
Council Controlled Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
“I am a well-respected Taxation Advisor with significant strategy, leadership and commercial expertise as both a key member of an organisation and external advisor. I have a strong legal and financial foundation which allows me to successfully run my own taxation and business advisory practice giving advice to both NZ and overseas owned entities. Where appropria”


Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles

Appointed Director

Swimming New Zealand

September 2015 - Present (2 years)

Appointed Director (Sept) 2015 Head of Audit & Risk Committee (Sept 2016)


WUCS - Waikato University Combined Sports

January 2010 - Present (7 years)

Newly established Sportsville model governance Board to facilitate the on-going development of sustainable sports clubs for the University of Waikato - 6 sporting clubs - Over 1000 participants, 33% community based - Successfully funds over $250k per annum for sports clubs

Executive Roles


Taxation & Business Advisor

September 2010 - Present (7 years)

• External tax advisor to medium sized NZ and overseas owned businesses • Strategic and Commercial advice to key executives and Boards • Complex tax and legal advice • Focus on long term sustainable outcomes and structures that add commercial value

Taxation Manager

Powerco LImited

September 2010 - Present (7 years)

• $480m turnover, total assets employed of $202billion, second largest electricity and gas distribution company in New Zealand; • Regular advisor to the Board on tax and other key issues, looking to add shareholder value • Leading and participating in a high performing team, consistent delivery of financial and commercial targets • Commercial accounting, regulatory and tax consulting/legal advice (including Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Structuring & Raising) • Managing tax compliance obligations including tax audits and ruling applications • Active member of the Corporate Taxpayer Group (involving 35 of NZ's largest Corporates) • Advising on proposed law changes including submission preparation and liaising with officials

Associate Director


July 2008 - September 2010 (2 years)

• Commercial accounting and tax consulting advice (including Mergers & Acquisitions, Structuring, International Tax & R&D Tax Credit) • Lead regarding the Research & Development Tax Credit • Corporate focus (including Utility, Manufacturing & Dairy sector, Co-operatives)

Tax Manager New Zealand

Fonterra Limited

February 2005 - July 2008 (3 years)

• Active participant in Emissions Trading Workgroup & East Asia SAP implementation • Business re/structuring advice (including Mergers & Acquisitions, international investments) • Building and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders


Institute of Directors

Regional Governance Development Programme, Governance

2012 - 2012

University of Waikato

Bachelor of Laws, Law

1996 - 2000

University of Waikato

Bachelor of Management Studies (Honors), Economics & Strategic Management

1996 - 2000