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directors and senior management


Greg Muir Executive Chairman BA, MBA

Greg Muir was appointed Executive Chairman in February 2004. Prior to joining Pumpkin Patch he was Chief Executive Officer of The Warehouse Group Ltd and held senior management roles with TNT Australia Pty Ltd, Enerco New Zealand Ltd and Lion Nathan Ltd. Greg is a Director of the Auckland Rugby Union Inc., Chairman of the Blues Super 12 Franchise and a member of the Eden Park Board of Control. Greg lives in Auckland.

Maurice Prendergast Managing Director

Maurice Prendergast has been Managing Director of Pumpkin Patch since 1993. Maurice has held executive positions in accounting, distribution and property development in both New Zealand and Australian companies. Maurice is a Director of two apparel companies – Bendon Ltd and Sports Resources Ltd. Maurice lives in Auckland.

Chrissy Conyngham Design and Marketing Director

Chrissy Conyngham joined Pumpkin Patch as Design Director in 1993. Chrissy leads the design and marketing teams and is responsible for bringing together comprehensive ranges, product sourcing and brand promotion. Chrissy has 17 years of experience in the fashion industry, and was previously the childrenswear product manager for Kmart. She draws inspiration from her three daughters who are keen product testers and aspiring fashionistas! Chrissy lives in Auckland.

Jane Freeman Independent Non-Executive Director


Chairman of the Remuneration committee and member of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee. Jane has held senior marketing and management positions at Telecom’s esolutions, BankDirect, Clear Communications Ltd and ASB Bank Ltd. Jane is currently a director of Air New Zealand Ltd, Sheffield Consulting Ltd, St George Bank New Zealand Ltd and Albert St Dental Ltd. Jane lives in Auckland.

David Jackson Independent Non-Executive Director

MCom (Hons), FCA

Chairman of the Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee. David was appointed as a Director of Pumpkin Patch in March 2004 and is a Senior Audit Partner with and former Chairman of Ernst & Young. Since 2001 David has been Chairman of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation and is a member of the Executive Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in New Zealand. David lives in Auckland.

Sally Synnott

Non-Executive Director Member of the Remuneration and the Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committees.

Sally Synnott founded Pumpkin Patch in 1990 and held an executive role within the Company until 1993. Since then Sally has undertaken specialist assignments and has been a non-executive Director. Sally started her career in the apparel industry as a production planner and marketing assistant before moving to Kmart NZ as childrenswear buyer. By the time she left Kmart in 1990 she was a group buyer responsible for a number of apparel categories. These days Sally enjoys mentoring a number of small NZ business start-ups in between running after three boys and playing golf. Sally lives in Auckland.


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