Recent changes with the Panel involve the appointment of a new Deputy Chairman to replace Alastair Lawrence and two new Members.

Colin Giffney was appointed to the position of Deputy Chairman of the Panel in September 2008. Colin was first appointed a Member of the Panel in 2001 just before the Code came into force.

Since the beginning of his term Colin has been heavily involved in the Panel’s enforcement activities, as well as making significant contributions to policy development.

He is principal in his own corporate advisory firm of Giffney and Jones. Colin is a Company Director and Chairman and contributes a wealth of market experience to the Panel’s work.

In October 2008 the Minister of Commerce announced the appointment of Andy Coupe and Murdo Beattie to the Panel.

Andy Coupe is a senior adviser at UBS New Zealand, and has extensive transaction experience in both investment banking and capital markets.

Murdo Beattie is a partner at the investment banking firm of Cameron Partners Limited. He has extensive experience advising companies on mergers and acquisitions and has advised on many of the larger transactions in the New Zealand market in recent years.

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