Governance Bio
Scott Pearson
Appoint Professional

Scott Pearson

12 Years
Paid Roles Only

Interested In:


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


Board Member
“I bring senior executive experience from a broad range of industries, manufacturing, hospitality and gaming, local government, travel and tourism, fertility, and membership organisations. I have leadership experience in financial and general management, change management and business improvement. Will travel. ”


Governance Roles


New Zealand Gambling Commission

December 2018 - Present (1 years)

The Gambling Commission is an independent statutory decision-making body established under the Gambling Act 2003. The Commission hears casino licensing applications, and appeals on licensing and enforcement decisions made in relation to gaming machines and other non-casino gambling activities. The Gambling Commission has the powers of a Commission of Inquiry. The Gambling Commission functions are wide-ranging, and include the following: • Specifying, varying and revoking casino licence conditions • Determining appeals against regulatory and licensing decisions made by the Department of Internal Affairs in respect of Class 3 and Class 4 gambling. • Advising Ministers on the setting of the problem gambling levy


Selwyn College

July 2018 - Present (1 years)

Selwyn College in Kohimarama, Auckland is a high performing secondary school. It values and celebrates the cultural and socio-economic diversity of its students and community. Students are very well supported to experience success academically and in the wider life of the school. The college has undergone a significant transformation since the appointment of the current principal in 2008. Academic achievement has improved markedly including that of Māori and Pacific students. Productive partnerships with parents, local iwi and the wider school community support student achievement. The junior performing arts academy and ASB sports stadium enrich the learning environment. The school's Totara Learning Centre provides for 15 students with high learning needs. The popular community education programmes and centre for refugee education for adults and families also support the uniqueness of Selwyn College. Since the beginning of 2012, an elected board of trustees has governed the college. The current trustees work effectively with the principal to support and sustain the acceleration of the school’s transformation. The school’s broad curriculum is well resourced. The board is strategic in its approach to accommodate the projected roll growth and sustain the school’s high performance.


Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board (ARAFB)

June 2018 - Present (1 years)

ARAFB distributes grants to organisations that deliver arts, culture, recreational, heritage, rescue and other facilities and services to the Auckland region. The ARAFB was established with the introduction of the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Act 2008. In accordance with the act, a levy is paid by us, collected by the ARAFB, then distributed as grants to the 10 specified amenities named in the legislation. These amenities are named in the act: Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, NZ Opera, Auckland Theatre Company, Auckland Arts Festival, Stardome Observatory, Coastguard Northern Region, Surf Life Saving Northern Region, Watersafe Auckland / Drowning Prevention Auckland, and the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust

Committee Member

ACFE Auckland Chapter

January 2018 - Present (1 years)

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is a global, professional association whose members are dedicated to fighting fraud. ACFE is headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA. From here the global parent entity supports the International chapters. The first New Zealand chapter was established in 1997 and New Zealand currently has chapters in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. The chapter members include both Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) and those involved with or have an interest in fighting fraud.

Deputy Chairman

Repromed Fertility

June 2010 - Present (9 years)

Repromed is one of New Zealand’s leading fertility clinics with a difference – we provide highly personalised care for all. Fertility treatment is a fascinating process but can be daunting for first time patients. Our aim is to take the mystery away and provide simple and clear facts. We offer world-class technology and our staff are highly qualified and experienced. In fact, our service meets the highest level of independent global and national quality standards. Every patient is unique and we are passionate about finding the best solution that meets your individual needs. Our patients choose us for our professional expertise and success rates, but also the personalised care and discretion we provide. Repromed was a start-up company with seven Doctor/Shareholders. It has now become the second largest provider of Fertility services in New Zealand. In 2013 Repromed secure a contract to provide Fertility services to the three northern District Health Boards.

Audit and Risk Committee

The Lion Foundation

April 2013 - March 2014 (11 months)

After a significant change in Board Members an Audit and Risk committee was created, of which I was a member. The Lion Foundation is one of New Zealand's oldest and most respected Charitable Trusts. In the past 26 years, we've returned over $590 million back to the community, supporting thousands of good causes right around New Zealand. The Lion Foundation internal philosophy is 'make a difference' and we do. We have approximately 200 Lion Foundation venues and 3,000 gaming machines across the country and we consistently return millions of dollars into the community. Last year that equated to over $53 million.

Executive Director

Mintt Manufacturing

July 2007 - December 2008 (1 years)

The Mintt group was formed with the acquisition of three complimentary injection moulding companies with the intention of listing on the New Zealand stock exchange. The project was funded through bank, mezzanine, and private equity. I was the COO for the group reporting to the managing director. The role was focused on managing three general managers at our three production sites, reviewing performance, setting targets, DIFOT, developing strategy, implementing of lean manufacturing. Key tasks and achievements include = Managing three separate factories through General Managers = Managing mezzanine and bank lenders = Factory relocation = 20% lean manufacturing target = Sale of non core businesses = Implementation of real time injection machine utilisation

Managing Director

Metal Protection Specialists Limited

April 2006 - December 2008 (2 years)

Metal Protection Specialists was the largest electroplating facility at the time in New Zealand at just under 2500m2. The building was designed specifically for electroplating and to cope with the daily use of dangerous chemicals. The award winning facility featured a fully contained bunded area that had the capacity to hold all dangerous liquids in the event that all plating and storage tanks were ruptured, and organic treatment of storm water form the roof and carpark. Changes I implemented in the business include... = New management systems = Automated barrel plating line = Lean manufacturing initiatives = Staff restructuring = Improved customer service

Committee Member

Grafton United Cricket Club Incorporated

February 2000 - April 2002 (2 years)

I was a member of the committee responsible for the running of the club representing the One Day teams.

Executive Roles

Interim CFO

Cooks Global Foods Limited (NZX CGF)

November 2018 - June 2019 (7 months)

Cooks Global Foods Limited is a New Zealand NZX listed company. The company owns the global rights to the Esquires Coffee Franchise and operates coffee stores through franchisees around the world. As well as the Audit and Risk Committee, responsibilities included reporting and market announcements, transition from NZAX to NZX, and Audit.


The Lion Foundation

December 2010 - March 2014 (3 years)

The Lion Foundation is one of New Zealand's oldest and most respected Charitable Trusts. In the past 26 years, we've returned over $590 million back to the community, supporting thousands of good causes right around New Zealand. The Lion Foundation internal philosophy is 'make a difference' and we do. We have approximately 200 Lion Foundation venues and 3,000 gaming machines across the country and we consistently return millions of dollars into the community. Last year that equated to over $53 million.

Commercial Manager - Project One

Watercare / Auckland Transition Authority

February 2010 - November 2010 (9 months)

Today Watercare provides water and wastewater services to around 1.4 million people in the Auckland region. Watercare is a council controlled organisation (CCO), wholly owned by the Auckland Council.

Chief Financial Officer

Burton Hollis (Coffee Roasters)

April 2004 - May 2006 (2 years)

Burton Hollis was at the time New Zealand's largest independent coffee roaster with an annual output of just less than 200 tonnes of roasted coffee. As well as coffee roasting the business imported and resold coffee machines, syrups, tea and stocked branded and non branded paper cups.

Financial Controller

Auckland Chamber of Commerce

January 1998 - January 2000 (2 years)

The Auckland Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary association of companies and individuals engaged in business activities in the Auckland region. It is dedicated to the development of international, national and regional trade We’re here to inspire and influence business vitality and to provide the tools to make your company successful. For the past 150 years the Chamber of Commerce has been behind the success stories of many Auckland businesses. Currently we are connecting and empowering 12,000 business owners in the Auckland and Northern regions of the Chamber’s network.


University of Auckland

Graduate Diploma Information Systems, Information Systems, Human Resources, Databases, Project Management, Software development

2003 - 2004

Volkshochschule Heidelberg e. V. Germany

Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom (German language diploma), German Language

1993 - 1994

University of Auckland

Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting, Commercial law, Marketing, Economics, International Business, Law Intermediate

1989 - 1991