Directors

Meet the three top New Zealand directors - and the trio who occupy positions 31, 32 and 33. We reveal why two of those at the bottom of the list have a common company to blame for their ranking.

SAM KNOWLES

RANK:

1st / 33

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ANNUAL RETURNS RELATIVE TO NZX:

+37.4 per cent

CURRENT NZX APPOINTMENTS:

Synlait, Trustpower

BEST RUN:

Xero (chair), Dec 2010-Feb 2014, annual returns 130.5 percentage points above NZX mean

WORST RUN:

SLI Systems, April 2013-Oct 2015, annual returns 47.4 percentage points below NZX mean

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Sam Knowles wasn't quite sure how to respond when the Herald called