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 - Nicola Legat

Nicola Legat
Publisher, Massey University Press

Nicola is one of New Zealand’s most respected publishers and editors.

She is the former publishing director of Random House NZ, the country’s biggest trade publisher and part of the global Random House Inc.  During her tenure, Random House won the Local Publisher of the Year award for seven consecutive years.

Nicola is also an award-winning feature writer with a long career in magazine writing, and is a former editor of Metro magazine.

She is actively involved with arts, culture, conservation and community groups and is a trustee of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival and the NZ Book Awards Trust, sits on the Publishing Association of New Zealand Council and is a member of the University of Auckland Rhodes Scholarship selection panel.