Judging panel

EY Business Journalism Awards

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EY - Rob McLeod Rob McLeod

Rob recently retired from the role of the EY Australasian managing partner and CEO and, in December 2015, as chairman of EY New Zealand 2015 but continues as a part-time commercial advisor and governor of various enterprises. In January 2016, Rob joined the board of publicly-listed Sanford Ltd.

In the past, Rob has been a director of ANZ National Bank, Sky City Entertainment Group, and Telecom. From 2002 to 2010, he was chairman of the NZ Business Roundtable.

Rob has more than 30 years’ experience in corporate and international tax. In 2001 he conducted the last government initiated NZ wide tax review – the McLeod Review. In 2009 he was appointed to the Tax Working Group and the Capital Markets Development Taskforce, both of which had a strong focus on tax reform.

Rob has also had extensive involvement in Maori economic development.  For example, he led the treaty settlement for Ngati Porou, has been a director of Tainui Group Holdings, was a member of Minister Pita Sharples Economic Advisory panel, and was a member of the establishment unit of Te Puni Kokiri.

 
EY - Alan Judge

Alan Judge
Chairman, EY New Zealand

Alan Judge is Chairman of EY New Zealand. He is a senior partner with more than 30 years' experience in the profession.  He is the client service partner for organisations in both the private and public sectors. Alan is also a member of EY’s Asia Pacific Partner Advisory Council. Alan has been a commentator for EY on both tax and broader economic matters.
 
Alan holds a Bachelor of Commerce - University of Otago, Bachelor of Laws - University of Otago, is a Fellow Chartered Accountant - New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and has completed a Strategic Leadership Course at Harvard. He is also a member of the think tank New Zealand Initiative.
Alan is Chair of the City Gallery Wellington Foundation and a trustee of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation. 

 
EY - Roger Partridge

Roger Partridge

Roger is chairman and co-founder of The New Zealand Initiative, a think tank, and is a senior member of its research team.

He led law firm Bell Gully as chairman from 2007 to 2014, after 16 years as a commercial litigation partner. Roger was executive director of the Legal Research Foundation, a charitable foundation associated with the University of Auckland, from 2001 to 2009, and a member of the council of the New Zealand Law Society, the governing body of the legal profession in New Zealand, from 2001 to 2015.

He is a chartered member of the Institute of Directors, a member of the editorial board of the New Zealand Law Review, and a member of the Mont Pelerin society.

 
EY - Rebecca Macfie

Rebecca Macfie

Rebecca is one of New Zealand’s most decorated and accomplished business journalists. She took out the top prize at last year’s EY Business Journalism Awards, winning a week-ling video journalism course at the University of California at Berkeley.

Rebecca also won the top award at last year’s Canon Media Awards, earning her a three-month stint at Wolfson College, Cambridge.

Since 2007 she has been a senior writer at the Listener. Her work has also been published by The New Zealand Herald, Christchurch Star, The Press, The Independent Business Weekly, NBR and North & South magazine.

Rebecca is the author of Tragedy at Pike River Mine, which won the NZ Society of Authors’ Best First Book Award for non-fiction, and she was a finalist in the non-fiction section of the 2014 NZ Post book awards.