27 NZX-listed companies still have all-male boards

Figures released by the NZX this morning show that New Zealand’s slow progress in increasing the number of women on company boards is no longer just glacial – it’s embarrassing.

Global Women calls on the chairs and directors of the 27 NZX-listed companies with all-male boards to take steps to address gender imbalance which leaves New Zealand trailing the UK, US and Australia in board diversity.

In the U.K., France, Finland and Italy, every listed company has at least one female board member.

“We encourage consumers and investors to review the list of companies and to consider their investment choices carefully,” said Global Women CEO Miranda Burdon. “The talent pool of highly educated, experienced and ambitious women in New Zealand is deep and growing, so there’s no excuse,” she added.


The following companies had no women board members as at December 2018:

1 Argosy Property Limited
2 Augusta Capital Limited
3 Blackwell Global Holdings Ltd
4 CBL Corporation Limited
5 CDL Investments New Zealand Ltd
6 The Colonial Motor Company
7 Future Mobility Solutions
8 Geo Limited
9 Gentrack Group Limited
10 ikeGPS Group Limited
11 Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand Limited
12 Mercer Group Limited
13 New Talisman Gold Mines Limited
14 NZ Windfarms Limited
15 Orion Health Group Limited
16 PGG Wrightson Limited
17 Pushpay Holdings Ltd
18 QEX Logistics Limited
19 Rubicon Limited
20 Scales Corporation Limited
21 Smiths City Group Limited
22 SeaDragon Limited
23 Smartpay Holdings Limited
24 Senior Trust Retirement Village Listed Fund
25 Turners Automative
26 TRS Investments Limited
27 Veritas Investments Limited