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Our board

Chair
Director and Head of Theta Software
Independent Director
Director and Manager, Utilities Centre of Excellence
Independent Director

Our board
Theta is a privately owned company with four main shareholders. The shareholders elect the board. Directors are elected based on the value they bring to the board. Each is experienced in business and provides value by contributing to corporate governance matters, conceptual thinking and strategic planning. The directors play an important part in providing guidance to management to enable them to increase the profitable growth of Theta in the years ahead.

Theta’s board is currently made up of three independent directors, Bob Gray, Terry Allen and chair Susan Paterson, and two executive directors, Matt Owen and Andrew Taylor.

Board history
Matt is one of Theta’s founders and has worked in the company since 1995. The board of directors, initially made up of the 4 shareholders, started meeting on a regular basis from 2000. From September 2003 independent directors, including an independent chairman, were added to the board. Following changes to the company ownership in 2006, the managing director role was replaced by a CEO role, filled by Steve Saunders. Two additional independent directors, Bob and Susan, were appointed in 2008. Following Steve Saunders’ passing in 2010 Susan took the role of chair. Terry Allen was appointed in 2011. Andrew Taylor was appointed to the board in 2013.

What our customers say

  • Southern Cross Travel Insurance’s new claims management application, built for us by Theta, is now 10 months old. It has been a spectacular success in terms of claims turnaround times and operational efficiencies since its launch in July 2012. 

    Since launch, the turnaround time for assessing a claim for an SCTI customer has consistently been just one day, even during the winter months that are the peak season for claims volumes for SCTI (most Kiwis and Aussies like to go on holiday during the winter!). 

    In addition, SCTI’s customers continue to provide unsolicited feedback to us every day, about how impressed they are with our claims and customer service. 

    Craig Morrison, CEO, Southern Cross Travel Insurance

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Auckland office
+64 9 356 7227

Wellington office
+64 4 470 7717

enquiries [at] theta [dot] co [dot] nz
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