New Zealand Mint appoints CEO

David Colvin has been appointed to the newly created position of chief executive of Auckland-based company New Zealand Mint.He was most recently chief executive of ASX-listed technology services company ConnXion Limited based in Sydney and before that he was managing director of Software Spectrum Asia Pacific.New Zealand Mint has created the role of chief executive to enable Mr Colvin to focus on business growth in both local and international markets across the company's core businesses of bullion, commemorative coins and branded jewellery.

David Colvin has been appointed to the newly created position of chief executive of Auckland-based company New Zealand Mint.

He was most recently chief executive of ASX-listed technology services company ConnXion Limited based in Sydney and before that he was managing director of Software Spectrum Asia Pacific.

New Zealand Mint has created the role of chief executive to enable Mr Colvin to focus on business growth in both local and international markets across the company’s core businesses of bullion, commemorative coins and branded jewellery.

He said he sees a number of opportunities for New Zealand Mint across the company’s full brand portfolio.

“Being able to align with brand New Zealand is a powerful endorsement in offshore markets especially,” Mr Colvin said, “and that works across bullion, coins and jewellery.

“With bullion, more and more international investors are looking for, not only the security of precious metals, but also a safe haven for those investments.

“New Zealand’s isolation and relatively stable and conservative political climate make our country an ideal sanctuary for investors.”

New Zealand Mint managing director Gary McNabb said Mr Colvin’s appointment reflects the company’s belief it can be a leading mint globally.

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