New Chairman for Forsyth Barr

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Posted 7 Mar 2018

Forsyth Barr Chairman Sir Eion Edgar today retired from the Board of Forsyth Barr.  For the past 20 years, Sir Eion has been the company’s Chairman.

He has been succeeded as Chairman by David Kirk.  David has been on the Board of Forsyth Barr as an independent director for 8 years. 

“The last 20 years have been a wonderful time to chair Forsyth Barr with considerable growth across all parts of our business”, said Sir Eion. “However there comes a time for most things to transition and the great news is that the Board has unanimously appointed David Kirk to become the Chairman.  I congratulate David on this appointment and know that he will do a great job given his experience, skills and insights.”

Sir Eion added “this has been a big decision for me as I joined Forsyth Barr in 1972, so I have had over 45 wonderful years with the firm.  But the company is performing well and I have every confidence it will continue to do so.  I believe this transition is at a good time for the company and with an excellent successor.  And while I’m off the board I’m not disappearing - I will be as available and interested as ever and will remain a strong ambassador for the firm and our clients.”

David Kirk said “I am very pleased and proud to have been elected the next Chairman of Forsyth Barr. Eion passes the baton with the firm as strong as it has ever been. Forsyth Barr is very well positioned to continue its growth and success in serving the needs of New Zealand’s investors, savers and corporates”.

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