Governance NZ

James Lockie FCIS

Northern Electoral Representative

James Lockie LL.B., B.C.A., AFA, FCIS, FFin, CMInstD, INFINZ (Cert), has degrees in law and business management and has been admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. In 2011, the Financial Markets Authority approved James’ application to be an Authorised Financial Adviser.

He commenced his career with Toyota New Zealand in the areas of corporate planning and treasury management. In 1986 he joined Omnicorp Investments Limited, as Financial Controller and Company Secretary, establishing their Hong Kong office as an international treasury centre.

Returning to New Zealand in 1989, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer and to the Board of TV3, prior to its commencing broadcasting. He oversaw the reorganisation of TV3’s corporate structure, and its initial public offering. After TV3 he founded Horizon Pacific Television, whose four regional television stations began broadcasting in 1995. James was a director of business magazine publisher, Profile Publishing Limited until 2007 and a shareholder and chairman of television and commercial post production company Central Post Operations Limited from 1997 to 2008.

James was a shareholder and director of successful food, wellbeing and natural health products company, Manuka Health New Zealand Limited, from 2008 to 2015. In 1999, in partnership with William Cairns, he formed Cairns Lockie, a specialist mortgage banking company, and non-bank deposit taker General Finance Ltd. This business was sold in 2017.

James remains a director of a number of private companies.

He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Certified Member of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand Inc.