Financial Information


Directors and senior management

From left to right: Alan Clarke (managing director); Susan Paterson, Alison Paterson (chair), Graeme Edmond, Phil Newland, Trevor Janes.

Alison Paterson, Independent Chair


Alison Paterson is an independent director and chairman of the Abano board. She is a member of the audit and remuneration committees.

Alison has a strong background in corporate governance in both the service and health industries, including previous appointments as chairman of Waitemata District Health Board and District Health Boards New Zealand Inc. She has also served as a deputy chairman for Health Waikato and as a director of Health Benefits Limited.

Alison holds a number of current directorships including chair of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commission, the Governing Board Centre of Research, Excellence, Growth and Development for the University of Auckland, Abano Healthcare Group Limited, BPAC NZ Limited and Ambulance New Zealand oversight committee. She is also deputy chair of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, and a board member of Metro Water, Vector and councillor of Massey University and the Barnados council.

Trevor Janes, Independent Director


Trevor Janes is an independent director of the Abano board and deputy chairman. He is an experienced director and holds a number of board positions around New Zealand. He also sits on the Investment Committee of the Board of Accident Compensation Commission and is chairman of Trinity Hill Limited.

Previously, Trevor has held directorships with Accident Compensation Corporation, Catalyst Injury Management Limited, Auckland District Health Board, Watercare Services and Housing New Zealand.

vor is an investment banker and financial analyst. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Professionals New Zealand Inc, and previously, he was a Fellow and past chair of the New Zealand Society of Investment Analysts. He is also a Member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute (USA), an affiliate of the United Kingdom Society of Investment Professionals and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

PHILIP NEWLAND, Independent Director


Phil Newland is an experienced director having held board positions with a range of both private and public directorships both in New Zealand and Australia.

He is an independent director for Abano Healthcare Group. In his previous executive roles with Cullen Group and, more recently, St Laurence Group, Phil held directorships including Pacific Retail Group, Gen-i, St Laurence Property & Finance and The National Property Trust.

A New Zealander by birth, Phil was previously a senior commercial solicitor with New Zealand firm Russell McVeagh and has also spent time based in New York where he worked for a development and investment company.

SUSAN PATERSON, Independent Director


An MBA graduate from London Business School, Susan has experience as a general manager and with senior management in a number of companies in New Zealand, and during her decade in the USA and Europe where she was a strategy consultant with Boston-based Index Group.

Susan has many years’ Board experience and is currently on the Boards of Ports of Auckland, Auckland Regional Holdings, Transpower New Zealand Limited, America’s Cup Village Limited, NZ Eco-Labelling Trust and St Cuthbert’s College. She has owned her own pharmacy business and has also been a Director of Tower Health and Life (1996- 2002), Auckland Regional Holdings and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (1996-2000).

GRAEME EDMOND, Independent Director


Graeme Edmond is a widely respected and experienced company director with vast experience in both the public and private healthcare and medical services markets in New Zealand and internationally.

He has held previous roles as CEO of Auckland District Health Board and Midland Regional Health Authority, and is currently Group Managing Director for Optical Holdings Limited, which has a number of subsidiary businesses in New Zealand and Australia, including the Visique optical retail network.

Alan Clarke, Managing Director


Alan has held a number of senior management positions and directorships for public and private companies in both New Zealand and overseas, and is managing director of Abano.

Alan has extensive experience in the healthcare sector. Before returning to New Zealand to join Abano in 2000, he worked in Australia putting together Australasia’s largest private medical group for SGS Geneva SA. He was then responsible for its sale to the ASX listed medical company, Sonic Healthcare Limited, one of the world’s largest diagnostic companies.

Senior Management



Richard is an experienced senior executive, having previously worked for one of the ‘top four’ accounting firms and subsequently employed as the CFO and then CEO of a privately owned retirement village group. Prior to joining the Abano team, Richard spent two years working at the Counties Manukau DHB in a senior planning and operations role. He joined Abano in February 2002 as Business Development Manager before being promoted to Chief Financial Officer in August 2003.

Richard has recently taken on more operational responsibilities, in addition to his CFO duties. He is a director on all Abano subsidiary boards and attends all Abano board meetings at the invitation of the board.



Brendan joined the management team in May 2007, in the role of Group Financial Controller.

He is responsible for the financial consolidation and reporting for all Abano companies, including monthly reporting. His role also includes the establishment of internal financial controls and financial internal audits as the Group continues to grow and diversify.

A qualified accountant, Brendan has a variety of experience in both the public and private sector in New Zealand, the UK and Ireland. His previous role was as Financial Controller for Warner Music New Zealand.

Brendan has a Bachelor of Business Studies and is a Chartered Accountant.