AIA NZ adds DLA Piper partner to its board

Appointment brings diversity of the board to three women directors out of seven

AIA NZ adds DLA Piper partner to its board

DLA Piper New Zealand has announced the appointment of partner Tracey Cross as a new independent director on the AIA New Zealand board.

Cross has more than 20 years of experience with DLA Piper as a leading lawyer in the funds management and superannuation industry. Theresa Gattung, chair of AIA NZ, said that Cross’ appointment will bring valuable expertise to the board.

“Tracey brings a wealth of experience around conduct and culture,” she said. “At DLA Piper she leads the firm’s conduct and culture initiative, bringing best practice and insights to clients, plus advising boards and senior management.”

Cross’ appointment brings the diversity of AIA’s board to three women directors out of a total of seven. Cross said that she is looking forward to being part of such an experienced and diverse board.

“I am delighted to be part of AIA New Zealand,” she said. “Joining an organisation with a focus on best-practice conduct aligns with my professional expertise and personal passions.  I am an advocate for diversity, and in my role as chair of DLA Piper NZ's Leadership Alliance for Women, I lead initiatives that support the advancement of our female lawyers into leadership.  As chair of Women in Super, I represent women's interests in financial literacy education and retirement planning and support educational programmes within schools to empower young women.”

"Tracey’s knowledge of and passion for global trends in, and regulation of, conduct and culture reviews will provide strategic input at AIA New Zealand board level," said Martin Wiseman, managing partner at DLA Piper New Zealand.

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