HFIITP, Hon. D Bus (University of NSW)
Independent Chairman, Member of Remuneration and Nominations Committees
Sir Ralph retired as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in November 2011 following a 40 year career in the banking sector in Australia and New Zealand, including as Chief Executive Officer of ASB Bank. He is also a former Chief Executive Officer of Air New Zealand.
Sir Ralph is Chairman of Contact and RANQX Holdings and a director of the Advisory Board of New Zealand Treasury and Fletcher Building Industries.
He is a member of SouthPark Corporation, the NZ Olympic Advisory Committee, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Advisory Board, The University of Auckland Council and trustee of Business Mentors New Zealand. He also served as an independent non-executive director of Fletcher Building from 2001 to 2005.
Sir Ralph was appointed to the Fletcher Building Limited board in April 2014. He became Chairman in October 2014.