26 January 2024

Mainfreight Appoints two Non-Executive Directors

We are pleased to advise that Annie Steel and Hayley Buckley will join the Company as Non-Executive Directors from 1 March 2024.

“We have been searching for the appropriate individuals to join the Mainfreight Board of Directors for some time”, Mainfreight’s Chairman, Bruce Plested, advised. “We are delighted that Annie and Hayley have accepted these appointments, and we look forward to the energy and skills they will bring to their roles”.

Hayley Buckley is a corporate partner for Wynn Williams, including Chair of the Wynn Williams Board, and has had significant experience across commercial law capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity funded management buy-outs. Hayley has both national (NZ) and international (London, USA) corporate legal experience across a number of business sectors. Hayley is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors, is an Alumnae of the Harvard Business School (2019) and has been admitted to the High Court of New Zealand and the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Hayley’s commercial acumen, energy, and work ethic will be of great assistance to the Mainfreight team.

Annie Steel is also a corporate lawyer and has had considerable experience across complex and challenging corporate transactions and strategic advisory engagements. Annie is a partner of Harmos Horton Lusk and has been involved in a number of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and equity capital markets transactions. Annie is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), a Bachelor of Arts (French and Chinese). Annie’s energy and commercial expertise, along with her trilingual background will be welcomed by the Mainfreight team.

Hayley and Annie will stand for election at the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders on 25 July 2024.

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