Board of Management

The role of the Board of Management (BOM) is to set the direction for and oversee the operation of the organisation. Board members are elected by the membership at the AGM each year, with the exception of the position held by PrintNZ.

Tony Sayle

President - Elected 2014

Jenkins Freshpac managing director, Tony believes that adapting to the realignment of print in a digital environment is a major current focus for the sector. He notes that PrintNZ areproviding members with a vision for the future, anticipating and facilitating the skills portfolio that the industry will need and providing a suite of services that are relevant  to all members, no matter their scale. With a background in senior management in the kiwifruit industry, Tony entered the printing and labelling industry via Sinclair International and later joined Jenkins Group.Following a series of senior international marketing and management positions within the New Zealand Kiwifruit Industry, Tony became involved in the printing and labelling Industry as International Marketing Director for Sinclair International in 1994.In 1999, Tony returned to New Zealand to head up Jenkins Group, and has been immersed in the general labels and packaging business in both New Zealand and Australia focusing on new business growth ever since. When the Group established Jenkins Freshpac Systems, Tony was appointed Managing Director.Tony holds a BSc from Massey University and has completed the NZIM Advanced Executive Programme. He has been a Director on the Communications and Media Training Organisation, recently merged with Competenz, and is the current President of PrintNZ.   I  LinkedIn Profile

David Jack

Board Member - Elected 2011

 Permark Industries director, David believes everyone needs to remain relevant in the digital world and that PrintNZ is positioned to maintain and grow its membership by providing services that they can't be without. He has a wealth of knowledge from the pulp and paper industry prior to his management positions.  I  LinkedIn Profile

Mark O'Grady

Board Member - Elected 2013

Having a finance and accounting background, Mark O'Grady entered the print industry in 2008 through the purchase of NZ Print. Mark has a lot of experience and wanted to use that to do something to contribute to the industry that he is now a part of.

Jonathan Lewis

Board Member - Elected 2016

Images Unlimited managing director, Jonathan Lewis has a family background in on-demand digital printing. Jonathan emigrated to New Zealand in 2006 and soon after purchased Images Unlimited in Christchurch. Jonathan's appointment marks PrintNZ expanding its reach into the fast growing area of sign-writing services. His personal remit is to assist PrintNZ's ongoing evolution by attracting members from related sectors.  I  LinkedIn Profile


Fred Soar

Board Member - Elected 2017

Fred Soar heads up Soar Printing, a family-owned company founded in 1920 by his grandfather Lt. Colonel Fred Soar. In recent years, Soar Printing has placed considerable focus in the areas of sustainability and lean manufacturing.Before joining the family business in the late 1980s, Fred worked as an accountant at ANZ and Financial Controller at Johnson & Johnson. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Auckland) in Management, Accounting and Economics, and is a member of Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand. Fred is a past chairman and ongoing trustee of Melanoma New Zealand, a registered charitable trust that supports awareness, education, prevention, treatment and research of melanoma in New Zealand.  I  LinkedIn Profile

Lisa Hegh

Supplier Representative - Elected 2015

Lisa commenced her career as a graphic designer and has since advanced through the ranks of senior management at BJ Ball Papers. Lisa is also the founding-editor of GSM Magazine and acts as commitment member/judge for various printing bodies. Lisa is focused on keeping print in New Zealand and PrintNZ supports this by promoting the use of paper and print in New Zealand and supporting the local industry.  I  LinkedIn Profile 

Ruth Cobb

General Manager, PrintNZ - Appointed 2012

Ruth is passionate about print and how it can co-exist with the digital world to create an unlimited array of options to communicate effectively. She has been involved with PrintNZ since 1998, has witnessed dramatic changes within the industry and recognises the continuous need to evolve.  I  LinkedIn Profile