The Scheme of Arrangement booklet for the New Zealand Oil & Gas (NZOG) takeover starts with the familiar message: "We are delighted to present this booklet, along with our unanimous recommendation to vote in favour of the scheme as it outlines".

The "we" are Dr Rosalind Archer and Rod Ritchie, the two independent NZOG directors.

Archer is a professor at the University of Auckland, and head of its Department of Engineering Science, while Ritchie has extensive executive experience in the oil and gas sector.


There is no mention that Archer has had any listed company director experience in her