The Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia) has appointed Sarah Mehrtens a senior fellow. The title is the highest professional credential conferred by Finsia. Ms Mehrtens was chief executive of the NZ Bankers’ Association from 2009 to December 2011 and general manager of Interchange and Settlements. She now works as an independent consultant. Her roles have included senior legal counsel at the National Bank of New Zealand and banking and finance lawyer with Rudd Watts and Stone (now Minter Ellison Rudd Watts). She has an LLB and BCom from the University of Otago and was admitted to the bar in 1990.
EMC New Zealand has appointed Steve Haddock general manager of channel for New Zealand. Previously Mr Haddock was marketing manager and business group lead for Microsoft New Zealand and had roles in London and Singapore.
Duncan Cotterill has appointed Dan Winfield to its Wellington office. He is a qualified lawyer in both New Zealand and England and Wales. He has experience working here and in London both in-house and as external counsel, including on secondment as acting IP Counsel with Diageo. Aaron Sherriff is an associate in the Wellington litigation team. Previously he worked for a leading Vancouver firm and earlier worked for a large New Zealand firm.
MediaWorks Radio has appointed Jessica Knox business development and product manager. Ms Knox has worked in the Auckland radio market for some years, most recently as national head of client services and trade marketing for The Radio Network.
Waikato law firm Norris Ward McKinnon has appointed Rachel Scott as an associate. Ms Scott is a senior member of the litigation and employment team.
Hindin Solutions has appointed Andrea Mulder implementation consultant. Previously she worked in a variety of roles, mostly in local government. Steve Simatos has been appointed product development manager. Mr Simatos has a background in system architecture, development methodologies and product design and development over 25 years in the global IT industry. Bevan Campbell has been appointed system tester. Mr Campbell is an experienced Filemaker developer and his background includes web development.
New Zealand cloud-based email security and platform as a service provider SMX has appointed former HP senior account manager Tiaan Blaauw sales manager, New Zealand and Australia. Before joining SMX, Mr Blaauw was with HP as a senior account manager within the technology services division of HP’s New Zealand Enterprise Business. Originally from South Africa, Mr Blaauw moved to New Zealand in 2004 as head of sales and implementations for Medtech Global.
House of Travel Parnell and Orbit Corporate Travel Auckland has a new owner and chief executive, Brendan Drury. Mr Drury‘s career spans 25 years in the airline and travel industry, both in New Zealand and internationally. Mr Drury has been chief executive of Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) and general manager commercial APX. He has also been general manager FCm Travel Solutions and group manager at Air New Zealand Business Direct (now Tandem Travel), the corporate travel management company for Air New Zealand.
Panmure law firm DG Law has appointed Karyn O’Loughlin as a director. Ms O’Loughlin heads DG Law’s Mobile Legal Team.
Christchurch law firm Walker Rodger has amalgamated with Corcoran French. Walker Rodger principal Michael Walker, associate Carol Eddington and four legal executives have joined Corcoran French. The firm has new offices in Christchurch city and Kaiapoi.
Trevor Jones and Mark Powell have joined Maynard Marks as directors. They are both chartered and registered building surveyors with experience in residential and commercial building surveying overseas and in New Zealand. Maynard Marks is a property and building consultancy.