AIA New Zealand has appointed Tracey Cross as a new independent director on its board.
Cross is a partner at multinational law firm DLA Piper. She has more than 20 years of experience with the law firm as a leading lawyer in the funds management and superannuation industry.
Theresa Gattung, chair at AIA NZ, commented that Cross will definitely bring valuable expertise to the board.
“Tracey brings a wealth of experience around conduct and culture. At DLA Piper, she leads the firm’s conduct and culture initiative bringing best practice and insights to clients plus advising boards and senior management,” Gattung said.
Cross shared that she’s looking forward to the new opportunity, especially in such an experienced and diverse board. Her appointment brings the diversity of the firm’s board to three women directors out of a total of seven directors.
“I am delighted to be part of AIA New Zealand. Joining an organisation with a focus on best practice conduct aligns with my professional expertise and personal passions,” Cross said.
“I am an advocate for diversity and in my role as Chair of DLA Piper NZ's Leadership Alliance for Women, I lead initiatives that support the advancement of our female lawyers into leadership. As Chair of Women in Super, I represent women's interests in financial literacy education and retirement planning, and support educational programmes within schools to empower young women.”