Governance Bio
Brian Rosenberg
Appoint Professional

Brian Rosenberg

Location
Auckland
Experience
20 Years
Remuneration
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:

Organisations

Private company
Listed company
Trust
Charity

Roles

Director
Advisor / Advisory Board
Trustee
Board Member
Committee Member
“I have 30 years directorship experience with a passion for growth strategies and the role of governance in the process. I bring to the board table a questioning mind, a focus on detail and a quest for sustainable growth.”
Experience
Memberships

Professional

Governance Roles

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Visique Members Company Limited, Auckland

August 2012 - Present (4 years)

Visique is a $30m turnover cooperative of 34 independent optometry practices providing optical solutions to the general public through 51 locations. Visique Members Company limited provides supply chain management, business support and marketing services to its members.

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR AND CHAIR OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE

Just Water International Limited

October 2013 - December 2014 (1 years)

JWI is listed on the NZX and operated in New Zealand and Australia. It is principally in the business of supplying water – coolers, drinking water and filters for the home and office.

DIRECTOR

Corporate Express New Zealand Limited

October 1996 - December 2010 (14 years)

Corporate Express New Zealand Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Staples Inc. publicly listed on the NYSE. During my tenure at Corporate Express NZ, it employed 250 staff, had sales in excess of $100 million per annum, through a network of 4 distribution centres and 6 sales offices. The role was accountable to the CEO of Corporate Express Australia which until August 2010 was listed on the Australian Stock exchange with sales of AUD$1.3 billion when it was acquired by Staples.

DIRECTOR

Dress For Less Limited

October 1995 - April 1996 (6 months)

Family owned retail apparel group placed in receivership in May 1998.

Executive Roles

EXECUTIVE GENERAL MANAGER

Corporate Express New Zealand Limited

May 1996 - February 2011 (14 years)

Corporate Express distributes low end commodities to business. I led the Senior Management Team that grew sales from an initial $5m to $100m+ establishing a national footprint of 4 distribution centres and 6 sales offices. I was part of the Australian executive team and regularly presented at board meetings on new initiatives and market insights.

Education

Institute of Directors

Chairing the Board - 2 day course, Governance

2014 - 2014

Institute of Directors

Company Direction - 5 day course, Governance

2011 - 2011

Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand

Associated Chartered Accountant, Accounting

1996 - 1996

S A Institute of Chartered Accountants

Chartered Accountant, Accounting

1979 - 1979

University of Witwatersrand

Bachelor of Accounting, Accounting & Finance

1972 - 1978