NBS Directors

The Directors of NBS are elected by its members and two Directors retire by rotation at every NBS Annual General Meeting.  The Directors role is to monitor and provide direction to the management of the Society.  This includes both regular governance functions such as reviewing monthly accounting and other reporting, as well as cash and liquidity monitoring and planning.

Further involvement with structural and strategic planning, in addition to dealing with the ever changing regulatory regulations makes the role of a Director at NBS both interesting and challenging.

In addition to the monthly meeting the Chairman and Deputy Chairman are members of Sub-Committees which meet with Management as a combined team, which is both necessary and beneficial to the overall trading health of NBS.

The Directors of NBS provide prudential Governance to the Society along with Corporate Trust Limited (trading as Foundation Corporate Trust) - the NBS Trustee, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Financial Markets Authority, Fitch Ratings and Deloitte the NBS Auditor.

This gives NBS clients the comfort in knowing their investments are administered by approved authorities.


NBS Directors Pictured (left to Right)

Mr Trevor Cameron, Mr Garry Dayman, Mr Paul Bell, Mr Phillip Robson, Mr Craig Taylor.


G R Dayman


Garry joined the Board in 2004. He is a Company Director of Dayman Motors Limited T/A Nelson Bays Motor Group, with over 35 years of Motor Industry experience and knowledge.  He is a Director of several other companies in the motor industry, property sector and finance sector.  Garry’s extensive knowledge and commercial experience is of great benefit to the Society.

P A Bell - LLB

Deputy Chairman

Paul held General Management and Director positions with Telecom New Zealand, Westpac, Contact Energy and Nelson Marlborough Health before joining his fellow directors at NBS.  He graduated with a LLB in 1980 and practiced law for four years. He is now the Managing Director of Intepeople - Human Resource & Recruitment Specialists.

P J Robson - AREINZ

Phil joined the Board in 1999. After education at Nelson College, Phil started his career in land surveying before entering real estate in 1980.  He became a licensee in 1983 with a local firm that was later to become the first South Island Harcourts franchise.  During this time he held interests in offices in Nelson, Richmond, Motueka and Westport.  Since selling out of the real estate business he has maintained other business interests both in and out of the Nelson region.

T N Cameron - Chartered Accountant

Trevor has been a Chartered Accountant and Partner of the firm Richards Woodhouse for over 25 years, dealing with an extensive range of business clients.  His knowledge, experience and contacts within the local business community contributes greatly to NBS.  Trevor has been on the NBS Board for 18 years.

J C Taylor

Craig was appointed to the board in 1987, coinciding with the opening of the Society’s first full branch in Richmond and has been part of considerable change in the last 27 years.  His background is in accountancy and retailing.  He is Managing Director of Taylor’s Shoes, with branches in Richmond and Nelson.