Mary Quin was appointed a director of Westpac New Zealand Limited on 18 May 2016. Until recently she was the CEO of Callaghan Innovation, a government agency which supports the commercialisation of innovation by New Zealand firms to grow the manufacturing and digital sectors of the economy. Mary grew up in New Zealand but spent most of her career in the USA where she held senior management and strategy positions at Xerox Corporation and Eastman Kodak Company as well as with start up high tech companies such as digital video editing pioneer Avid Technology.
Her early career experience as an industrial research scientist was with Raychem Corporation in California and France. Prior to returning to New Zealand in 2013 Mary spent seven years as President of NMS, an outsourced services company in Alaska jointly owned by an Inupiat Alaska Native Corporation and French multi-national corporation, Sodexo.
Mary’s prior governance experience in New Zealand includes ASB Bank Ltd and NZ Food Innovation Auckland (The FoodBowl). In the USA, Mary served as a director for Material Sciences Ltd in Chicago; as director and Chair of the board for CEDPA, an international agency for women’s health and human rights based in Washington DC; and on the board of Garth Fagan Dance Company in Rochester, New York. She was named the NZ Herald’s New Zealander of the Year in 2014 for her role as the key witness in an international terrorism trial in New York City.