There are seven Directors – an independent Chairman, two independent Directors, three representatives of WSP Opus’ dominant owner WSP and the Chief Executive and Managing Director of WSP Opus, who is non-independent. Together, they chart our course.
Keith WatsonChair and Director, Independent
Keith has been a member of the Opus Board since 2008 and his appointment as Chair took effect on 1 August 2017. Keith provides considerable strategic and executive leadership experience in technology and professional services.
He is currently Managing Director of Hewlett Packard Enterprise New Zealand, a Director of various companies such as Cranleigh Forests Ltd. Keith has previously held senior executive roles with Hewlett Packard in Australia, Asia Pacifi c and at Hewlett Packard corporate headquarters in the United States.
Alan IsaacDirector, Independent
Alan has extensive experience in accounting, finance and governance and has been a member of the Opus Board since 2010.
He is currently Chairman of McGrath Nicol and Partners, New Zealand Community Trust, the Audit and Risk Committee of the Department of Corrections, and Chairman and Director of Acurity Health Group Ltd. Alan is a Director of a number of companies, including: Scales Corporation Ltd, Fliway Group Ltd, AKA Investments Ltd, New Zealand Vault Ltd, Selacs Insurance Ltd, Wellington Free Ambulance, Oceania Healthcare (NZ) Ltd, Rakaia Finance Ltd and Rakaia Investments Ltd.
Alan also provided Chairmanship and advisory services to a number of independent committees, and is a former national Chairman of KPMG. Alan was previously President of the International Cricket Council. He was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit
(CNZM) in 2013.
Alan's qualifications include a BCA, FCCA, FICS and CNZM
Sam KnowlesDirector, Independent
Sam joined Opus as Director on 17 August. Sam is familiar to many in New Zealand as the CEO that established Kiwibank and led it from a start-up to a business with over 700,000 customers and more than 1000 employees.
He’s held senior positions with major banks in Australia and New Zealand and has extensive experience in strategy, organisational capability building, private and public sector governance and innovation.
Sam has been a professional director since 2010 with roles primarily in growth and technology businesses. He is currently a director of NZX listed companies Synlait and Trustpower and some private companies including Partnerslife, Rangatira, Magritek, Umajin, Adminis and Montoux.
Dr David PrenticeManaging Director, Non-Independent and Executive
David was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive in 2010. He holds a PhD in Engineering from Edinburgh University, and has held leadership roles at all levels of the business, giving him a deep understanding of the Company and a strong awareness of the needs of a professional services consultancy.
He is Chairman of the New Zealand Business Infrastructure Committee. Under David’s leadership, Opus has expanded its strategic investment in core capabilities and business diversification
David's qualifications include a PhD, BEng, (Hons), FIPENZ, CPEng
Bruno RoyDirector, non-Independent
Bruno Roy has held the position of Chief Financial Officer at WSP since October 2016 previously at McKinsey & Company, where he was a Senior Partner in the Hong Kong office and Co-Leader of the Private Equity Service Line in the Asia Pacific region.
In this role, he was responsible for advising private equity firms, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds on strategy, fundraising, deal origination, due diligence, portfolio company performance improvement and exit preparation.
Alongside his work with investors, Bruno Roy also advised Fortune 500 companies on strategy, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and post-merger management. He joined McKinsey in Montreal in 1999 and has been working in Greater China since 2009, including five years in Beijing, where he was in charge of the office. Mr. Roy also served on McKinsey's Global Partner Review Committee.
Bruno Roy holds an MBA from the London Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Laval University in Quebec. Prior to joining McKinsey, he worked for Schroders in London and AXA in Montreal. He is a co-founder and advisory council member of the Banff Forum, one of Canada’s leading public policy platforms. He is a Board member of the Foundation of the Montreal Heart Institute, one of the largest cardiology institutes in the world.
Paul DollinDirector, non-Independent
Paul Dollin has held the position of Chief Operating Officer at WSP since 2014 with responsibility for day-to-day operations worldwide.
Paul is a chartered engineer and has a PhD in material science which led to an early career in the nuclear power industry working for British Energy. In 1999, after a short break from the nuclear industry working in the financial services sector, Paul joined Atkins, the engineering consultant, where he held numerous roles leading businesses focused on the Energy and broader Design and Engineering markets. Paul joined WSP Group PLC in 2010 as a main Board Director with responsibility for all operations in the UK, Middle East, Africa and India.
Guy TempletonDirector, non-Independent
Guy Templeton is President and CEO, Australia and New Zealand at WSP. He was previously President and Chief Operating Officer of Parsons Brinckerhoff's Australia Pacific/Asia and southern Africa operating company.
His earlier career was in engineering and consulting in the electricity, transportation, and telecommunications industries. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Minter Ellison Lawyers, the largest law firm in the Asia-Pacific region, whose specializations include infrastructure, energy, and resources industries. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Technology, Sydney, and a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales. Based in Sydney, Mr. Templeton is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors