Committee Member

Derek Smail, OBE

Derek is an experienced Chairman and Managing Director with national and international newspaper publishing experience. He has extensive networks within the UK (where he owned New Zealand News UK) and throughout the Commonwealth, particularly in Africa. Executive Chairman of African Media Investments Ltd, he is a director and shareholder of the Daily News in Zimbabwe. An advisory board member of Homestrings.com, the global investment platform for the developing world, since moving to New Zealand he has become Chairman of Ecotech Homes.