Board and Management
Judy Kirk, ONZM, was appointed Chair of the Lotto NZ board in May 2009. She is an experienced director with a wide knowledge of fundraising and business. She was recently appointed a director of Metservice NZ. Mrs Kirk previously chaired the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board national welfare committee and the Rotorua regional lottery distribution committee for five years. She also served as President of the New Zealand National Party for seven years. Mrs Kirk is a Justice of the Peace, and was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2011 for services to the community.
Richard Janes is Deputy Chair of the Lotto NZ board and is an experienced professional company director with appointments in both the private and public sectors. His current appointments include directorships of Centreport Limited, Gallagher Holdings Limited, Indutstrial Research Limited, Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, and Telarc -SAI Limited, and he is Chair of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commission. Dr Janes has an extensive background in management, especially in business development and international brand marketing. He is an Accredited Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
Miranda Burdon was appointed to the Lotto NZ Board in October 2010. She is an experienced director with more than 12 years experience in professional governance roles. Miranda has had a successful career in general management, and sales and marketing, for various high profile New Zealand businesses, and was most recently the General Manager of Global Marketing for Pernod Ricard NZ. Miranda has degrees in marketing and international relations. In 1999, she studied at Harvard University (USA) as the recipient of Trade New Zealand export award. She is a current member of the Institute of Directors.
Christchurch businessman Richard Holden was appointed to the Lotto NZ Board in January 2010. Richard is Managing Director of a Christchurch-based financial planning firm. He has over 30 years experience in financial services, including front line sales, sales management, regional management and company directorships. He has mentored many successful advisers and managers, and continues to do so. He also has an extensive background in community involvement, including past roles as president of the Marist Rugby Football Club and a member of the general committee of the Canterbury Rugby Union.
Tony Mossman was appointed to the Lotto NZ Board in May 2011. He is a director of Barnes Mossman Limited, a Hawke’s Bay based Chartered Accountancy Firm. Within this role, Tony has a diverse range of both commercial and rural clients, and has a special interest in the agriculture and forestry sectors. Tony holds a degree in marketing and a diploma in accounting from Massey University. He is a CA and is a current member of The Institute of Directors. Prior to being in Public Practice he spent 7 years in Corporate Banking roles in both the UK and New Zealand. A keen advocate of the Hawke’s Bay region, Tony has had previous community experience within the charity and education sectors in that region.
Wayne Pickup is Chief Executive. He has more than ten years' experience working in the international gaming industry, in a number of senior executive roles. Wayne relocated from Europe for the role, where he was Head of Government Markets for the Lottomatica Group’s iGaming and sports betting division, GTECH G2. Prior to that, Wayne was based in Sydney as General Manager for GTECH’s Australasian operations. Previous to joining GTECH, Wayne worked for Lotto NZ for almost five years, most recently as the organisation’s CIO.
Warren Salisbury is Chief Financial Officer and he joined Lotto NZ in 1995. Prior to this, Warren worked at Barclays Bank and Deloittes.
Val Green is the General Manager of Marketing. Val is a very experienced marketing professional, who was most recently Marketing Director for House of Travel from 2008 to 2012. Prior to this role, Val spent eight years in senior consumer marketing and management positions at Telecom New Zealand and several years in market research, including running her own business.
Ben Coney is General Manager of Direct Channels and Customer Solutions. Ben joined Lotto NZ indepartment, having spent the previous four years in London. Ben worked for Sony Music Europe for three of those years where he had direct exposure to the development of online distribution models. Ben is a graduate of the University of Otago.
Chris Lyman is Chief Operating Officer. Chris, who is originally from the United Kingdom, moved to New Zealand in 2002 and joined Lotto NZ, becoming General Manager Retail Sales in 2005. In the UK, Chris worked for a number of leading retailers including the Dickson’s Store Group.
Sheree Tibble joined Lotto NZ in 2010 and is the General Manager of People and Culture. Sheree is experienced in human resources and people management, and has a background in the retail, apparel and health sectors. Sheree graduated from Canterbury University in 2004 with BA Honours and majored in Psychology. More recently she has completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, majoring in Human Resources at Massey University.