Board of directors
TPT Group Holdings (NZ) Limited is governed by four directors all based locally in New Zealand.
TPT Group is committed to sound corporate governance that will ensure the company operates as efficiently as possible while providing for the appropriate level of accountability and transparency. The Board guides strategic direction and context and focuses on issues critical for the businesses successful execution.
The Board delegates management of the day-to-day affairs of the company to the Executive Team under the leadership of the Group Chief Executive Officer to deliver the strategic direction and goals determined by the Board.
Mike Marr - Managing Director & Group CEO
Appointed: October 1999
Mike was born in Pukekohe and is a New Zealand entrepreneur, he’s the founder and owner of TPT Group and he holds a number of governance roles. Over 21 years Mike has led 10 successful start-up companies and completed 11 acquistions. TPT Group comprises companies in the electronic security, information technology, future innovation including robotics and artificial intelligence, finance, and commerical property sectors.
He holds qualifications in electrical trade, electrotechnology, an Advanced Dip. Business, Dip. Management, Dip. Integrated Risk Management and a Dip. Project Management.
In 2020, Mike was acknowledged as a Blake Leader Awardee. This prestigious award recognises inspirational New Zealanders whose leadership style has delivered high-impact results and contributed to a more sustainable future for Aotearoa.
2017, he was one of two Global recipients of the Beta Gamma Sigma Medallion of Entrepreneurship (the first recipient to be awarded the Global honour outside of the USA). The Medallion for Entrepreneurship is awarded to noteworthy Global businesspeople who combine innovative business achievement with service to humanity. In 2014 he was a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for NZ.
Mike is a professional director of electricity lines company Waipa Networks, Rhema Media, Eqalis Pharmaceuticals and he also sits on the AUT University Business School Advisory Board. He is also Chair of The Runway Foundation and was recently elected as a trustee of Counties Power Consumer Trust.
Mike and his wife Terese founded The Runway Foundation in 2015, a registered NZ Charitable Trust providing support for families experiencing the challenge of ADHD but also to support the wider community. He is a strong believer in giving back to the community and supports several charities and community initiatives, including Lifewise, Community Food Banks and Crisis Funds.
He is a Pukekohe High School old boy and he and his wife Terese are deeply supportive of many community initiatives.
Graeme Hansen - Independent Chair
Appointed: July 2014
Graeme was the Managing Director of Barclays Private Banking globally and also held CEO roles for Barclays in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, spanning 13 years. He has been CEO of both the New Zealand Racing Board and Public Trust in New Zealand. In addition to TPT Group company roles, he also chairs other private entrepreneurial firms. His previous governance roles include independent directorships for The Warehouse Group Financial Services, BBC Technologies, PGGW Finance, the NZ Spinal Trust and Toronto East General Hospital.
Brendan Wood - Independent Director
Appointed: July 2014
Brendan is a highly regarded New Zealand commercial lawyer residing in Auckland as a Partner with Daniel Overton & Goulding. Brendan specialises in acquisitions, commercial law and commercial property. He also holds various Independent Trustee roles as well as Director roles. One of his recent roles included been an Independent Director of listed company Just Life Group.
Ken Davis - Independent Director
Appointed: September 2019
Ken is a successful New Zealand entrepreneur having founded and grown CodeBlue, an IT services business, into a nationwide organisation. Ken also owns businesses internationally which are associated with software development, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Previous to CodeBlue, Ken was the General Manager of Toshiba Corporation.
Ken is the President and Founder at Cognition360, a company based in the USA, Cognition360 uses machine learning and predictive AI analytics with the ability to drill down into over 100 interactive reports using live data.