Our People

Meet the XRB management team

April Mackenzie
Chief Executive 

April joined the XRB as Chief Executive in December 2019 and is responsible for leading the organisation to achieve its mission and strategic objectives.

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Anthony Heffernan
Director Accounting Standards

Anthony heads the team supporting the New Zealand Accounting Standards Board (NZASB) in its role of developing and issuing accounting standards.

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Dr Amelia Sharman
Director Climate Standards 

Dr Sharman has an extensive background in climate and sustainability policy areas, most recently as Head of Policy at Ara Ake, focused on  supporting the transition to a low-emissions energy future.

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Misha Pieters
Director Auditing & Assurance

Misha heads the team supporting the New Zealand Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (NZAuASB) in its role of developing and issuing assurance standards.

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Sanel Tomlinson
Head of Strategy

Sanel is the Head of Strategy at the XRB. In addition to her organisational strategy role, she also leads the XRB’s preparatory work around the development of an integrated reporting framework.

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Emily Marden
Head of Communication & Engagement

Emily is a strategic communication practitioner with over 15 years’ experience developing and delivering communication strategies across a range of sectors.

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The XRB head office is based in Wellington, however staff are located across the country. You can see our current organisational chart below.