Maurice Noone

Maurice Noone

Chairman and Director

Chair Maurice Noone’s extensive corporate governance experience across multiple entities, sectors and industries in New Zealand and internationally has shaped his approach to his leadership role at Deep Creek Fruits NZ LP.

Maurice first became involved as an advisor to the board in July 2023, and joined as a director in November 2023 and was elected chairman in December 2023. He combines financial and commercial insights with practical nous to strategically focus on realising the vision developed by Deep Creek Fruits at the outset – that is to grow a horticulture business of scale capable of consistently delivering positive outcomes for all in the stakeholder group.

Maurice has focused on developing his governance career, primarily focusing on private companies, since retiring from PwC in 2017 after 37 years including 23 as a partner. He was also a member of the PwC executive from 2000 to 2017.

Present directorship roles include chairman at Barr Burgess & Stewart Limited; Bell Group Limited; Heartland Group Limited; McVicar Building Supplies Limited; NZ Hops Limited and Port Hills Leisure Limited. He is also a director at Rubisco Limited and Taylor Pass Honey Co Limited.

His experience spans a range of sectors including rural, finance and property. His competencies include corporate restructuring and insolvency, mergers and acquisitions and financial reporting. He has proven negotiation and problem-solving skills and a track record in the development and implementation of successful strategies.

During his career he has worked alongside multiple outstanding operators from the accounting and business world in various parts of the world – collaborations which have all assisted in forming his thinking and developing his knowledge base.

He is passionate about making a difference and creating vibrant, sustainable organisations that add value to the communities in which they operate, and the stakeholders associated with them.

Maurice has a Bachelor of Commerce, is a member of the Institute of Directors and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He is based out of Christchurch and travels extensively.