(DIP BUS, DIP MGT)
Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Board & Remuneration Committee
Steve Nichols was appointed to the Board in March 2013 to strengthen Pie’s focus on compliance and corporate governance. He was appointed chairman of the board in February 2016.
Steve has extensive senior operational and strategic leadership experience in the financial services sector, working for 20 years from 1987 as a shareholder and director of MHG, specialists in the insurance broking industry.
Steve was also a director and shareholder of UK-based underwriting agency, InterGlobal, until it was sold in 2007. He was directly involved in establishing InterGlobal’s business interests internationally in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Steve was appointed chief executive of Payments NZ Ltd in 2010, a company that is privately owned by New Zealand’s eight settlement banks. Steve resigned from this role in 2014 to pursue commercial directorships and personal business interests.
Steve holds shares in Pie and invests in our funds alongside clients. Steve is an Independent Director.