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Executive appointments

New in the job at the Government Super Fund, Grant Thornton, PwC, ANZ, BNZ, Auckland Racing Club and more.

NBR Staff
Sat, 23 Jun 2012

The Government Superannuation Fund Authority and the board of trustees of the National Provident Fund have appointed Simon Tyler as chief executive of both organisations. Mr Tyler was with the Reserve Bank for eight years, most recently as head of financial markets. He was a member of the senior management group and sat on the main bank committees that advised the governor on policy. Before that he spent 17 years working in the National Bank of NZ and South Pacific Merchant Finance.

Grant Thornton New Zealand has appointed Simon Hunter as a partner in the recently created business transformation team. He has had more than 20 years’ experience as a business improvement specialist.

Michelle Redington has been made a partner by PwC in its Auckland tax team and Hamiora Bowkett has been made a partner in the Wellington advisory practice. Ms Redington specialises in international tax, cross-border structuring and mergers and acquisitions tax advice, while Mr Bowkett provides business advisory services and business case development to the public sector, drawing on his background in public policy and public economics.

ANZ New Zealand has appointed Andrew Sheed general manager property finance. Mr Sheed first worked for ANZ in 1984 after leaving school. Later he did his OE and completed studies at the University of Canterbury. In 1991 he rejoined the bank and has held senior roles in international services, markets and institutional banking. In 2008 he moved to property finance where he held regional manager positions in Auckland and Wellington.

Bank of New Zealand has appointed Stephen Bowe as the bank’s new head of online, responsible for BNZ’s website, and online and mobile banking solutions. Mr Bowe was previously with NAB-subsidiary UBank, where he was head of user experience and digital media for the past four years. Before that, he worked as a manager at Accenture and previously consulted for companies in Australia and the UK, including Cable & Wireless, British Telecom, Vodafone and Optus.

Business training company David Forman has appointed Adrian Dixon as a senior client partner. Mr Dixon has more than 20 years of export, business and economic development experience. Previously, he worked for Opportunity Hamilton. Sean O’Flaherty, also appointed as a senior client partner, has more than 15 years’ business experience and has held senior roles in retail sales, territory management, key account management, business development and sales management. His career has included time in the pharmaceuticals, consumer healthcare, medical devices and automotive industries. Most recently he worked for Teleflex Medical in the UK.

Rosy Corrigan has been appointed to OCG Consulting Group’s accounting and finance executive team as senior consultant. She has over eight years’ recruitment experience in the Auckland market, where she has specialised in accounting and finance. Adam Binks has also joined the accounting and finance executive team, having recently emigrated from the UK. Mr Binks spent nearly five years with a NYSE-listed accountancy and finance recruiter in London and launched a successful nationwide startup recruitment brand in the accountancy and finance area. Darron Hubbard has been appointed to the business support team and will specialise in temporary recruitment focusing on the manufacturing and financial services sectors. Mr Hubbard has spent six years with a multinational recruitment company recruiting temporary accounting and finance support positions.Jo Hendersonhas also recently returned as manager for the OCG accounting and finance executive team. In 2011 she managed the successful launch and rollout of Contractors24seven, which is a new business initiative for the OCG Group of Companies.

Drew Barnard has been appointed manager of Contractors24seven. Mr Barnard has more than 17 years sales and major account management experience and has spent the last 10 years in recruitment.

Impact Project Management has appointed Adrian Day business development and project manager. Mr Day has over 13 years’ experience in business development and project management roles in the UK and New Zealand. In the UK, he was involved in developing public private partnership and private finance initiatives.

Auckland Racing Club has appointed Cameron George chief executive. Mr George has extensive experience in both New Zealand and Australia’s racing integrity systems.

NBR Staff
Sat, 23 Jun 2012
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Executive appointments