Meet the Directors
Jon Mayson, Chairman
The former Chair of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Mayson, holds a number of Chair positions and has an impressive record of directorships with both public and private businesses, from the state sector through to the commercial sector, from small to large. Prior to moving into the Fronde Chair role, Mayson was CEO of Port of Tauranga Ltd between 1997 and 2005 and concurrently Chief Executive of Northport Ltd from its establishment in 2001 through until 2004. Under his leadership, the Port of Tauranga grew to be New Zealand’s largest export port and established its Metro Port operation in Auckland - the country’s first inland port. It was an early adopter of “triple bottomline” reporting - demonstrating the company's social, environmental and economic sustainability. Mayson’s leadership style and achievements at the Port of Tauranga were the subject of international case research by Darden Business School, University of Virginia, and published in the Harvard BusinessReview. Mayson is a member of the Institute of Directors, and was a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management.
Wayne has over 20 years IT industry experience, progressing from technical roles through to management and leadership roles. Wayne is a member of the Board of the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Beachheads program that facilitates the international expansion of top New Zealand companies. He is also on the Hi Growth Board, which is tasked with implementing the Government's ICT Taskforce recommendations, and on the committee for ITANZ (Information Technology Association of New Zealand). Wayne is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management and a qualified member of the Institute of Directors.
David Irving is the co-founder and former CEO of Synergy. He is also a director of Smartlinx3 and on the All of Government Advisory Board. He began his IT career in computer operations in 1973 and subsequently moved onto programming, business and systems analysis and project management. David’s IT experience spans manufacturing, local government and the banking and electricity industries.
Mr. Samford (Sandy) Maier, JD, BA has extensive experience in corporate governance and finance. Mr. Maier served in international commercial and investment banking with Citicorp/Citibank for 15 years in various management positions in the Caribbean, South America and Australasia. He has lived and worked in New Zealand since 1986. For the past 20 years, he has had his own international management consulting firm, specialising in strategic financial and human resource issues and has served as Chairman or Director of seven New Zealand companies.
Greg Cross is an experienced entrepreneur, CEO and Company Director with an outstanding track record in growing international technology companies. Greg's corporate governance experience spans a wide range of high growth companies operating in New Zealand, USA and UK. He is currently Executive Chairman of PowerbyProxi, a wireless power company which he co-founded in 2007, Business Director of Pure Black Racing, New Zealand’s first international pro-cycling team and a Director of investment/advisory services group Cross Ventures, a director of Fronde Systems Group, and is the Chairman of The ICEHOUSE and SLI Systems.