Pip joined the Spark Board in April 2018, bringing significant experience in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications and governance. She was formerly interim CEO of Russell McVeagh and a senior partner at the firm, with over ten years’ experience on the firm’s Board including time as its Chair. Over the years Pip has advised on many high-profile New Zealand corporate transactions that have changed the face of industries. She was a member of the New Zealand Takeovers Panel from 2007 to 2011 and is a current director of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Westpac New Zealand and a trustee of the Auckland Writers Festival. Pip has also been appointed as a Director of the a2 Milk Company, and will join the a2 Board as of 1 July 2019. Pip has an LLB from the University of Canterbury.