Chief Executive and Board

Chief Executive

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive in September 2017, Anthony Honeybone was Southern Response’s General Manager – Claims Settlement since January 2015, providing pivotal leadership evolving the company’s claims settlement approach. 

He has extensive commercial and customer experience, having led a number of complex projects in the construction and insurance industries. His prior roles include General Manager – Christchurch Earthquake Recovery for Stream Claims Services and various roles in the residential construction industry.  Anthony also has a strong understanding of public policy having worked for the State Services Commission and for the International Labour Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

Anthony holds a BCA Hons degree in Commerce and Public Policy from Victoria University in Wellington and B.Com. Business Administration and Management from the University of Canterbury.

Christchurch born and educated, Anthony is committed to leading the Southern Response team through an important stage in the company’s fulfilling the significant role it plays in our city’s recovery.


Alister is an experienced lawyer, currently practising as a Barrister. Alister has had previous experience in local government and health, as a former Christchurch City Councillor serving for twenty years, including as Chair of the Strategy and Finance Committee, and a former Member and Chair of the Canterbury District Health Board.  Alister is a former director and Chair of Christchurch City Holdings Limited (Council holding company for Orion, Lyttelton Port, Christchurch International Airport, and other commercial interests).

Alister has had wide experience in the community and voluntary sector, and became a Companion of the Queen’s Service Order (QSO) in the 2004 New Year Honours List for community services. He has also served as a British Honorary Consul.

Following the February 2011 earthquakes, Alister’s own home in Central Christchurch was severely damaged and demolished two months later. He understands from personal experience the difficulties faced by other residents following the earthquakes.

Deputy Chair

Originally from Christchurch, Wanaka based Anne Urlwin has more than 20 years’ experience as a professional director, chartered accountant and business consultant in an extensive range of sectors. Anne also has senior management experience in the corporate sector including in the IT and meat industries.

Anne is currently chairman of commercial construction group Naylor Love. She became a director of Chorus Ltd upon the Telecom demerger in late 2011. She is also a director of Steel & Tube Holdings Ltd, Summerset Group Holdings Ltd and of One Path Life (NZ) Ltd, an ANZ Bank subsidiary company. In July 2017, Anne was appointed a director of City Rail Link Ltd.

Christchurch born and educated, Bevan Killick is a chartered accountant, a chartered insurance practitioner (UK) and a chartered member of the Institute of Directors.

During his professional career, Bevan held senior positions in the Lloyd’s Insurance Market for 12 years. Now based back in Christchurch, Bevan is a professional director where his roles include being a Public Trust Board Member and an Advisory Trustee of the Pacific Development and Conservation Trust.

In the post-earthquake era Bevan also worked with Recover Canterbury, the organisation responsible for helping businesses recover from the Canterbury earthquakes.