Contributor: Marcel van den Assum

Marcel van den Assum is a Professional Director and Independent Advisor. His roles include Chairman of Voco Ltd and GreenButton Ltd, Director of Simpl Group Ltd, SYL Semantic Ltd, and Yonix Ltd, Partner in Lush Design Gallery, and an Advisory Board position with New Zealand Inland Revenue. GreenButton, SYL and Yonix are early stage companies addressing a global market from New Zealand. Marcel’s has a passion for innovative entrepreneurial companies, or larger organizations driving aspirational transformation.

Prior to his governance career, Marcel was CIO of New Zealand’s largest company Fonterra for 5 years, and previous to that Managing Principal of Unisys New Zealand and held leadership roles in various global functions. He has worked across many industry sectors, government entities, and in most geographies.

He is Board member of Angel HQ and Angel Associtation of NZ, and a member of Ice Angels, Institute of Directors and Business for Social Responsibility.

Alongside family and friends, art, music, mountain biking and snowboarding, food and travel are Marcel’s interests.