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Executive Appointments


New in the job at Wellington City Council, ANZ, Marsh, Simpson Grierson and more.

NBR Staff
Sat, 24 Mar 2012

Marsh has appointed Frederic Boles as an executive director, with responsibility for the organisation’s financial and professional services business across New Zealand. Mr Boles, who has an executive MBA and masters in corporate law and European company management, joins from Marsh in France where he was responsible for insurance placement across continental Europe. He has also worked for Marsh in the UK for nine years.

Wellington City Council has made appointments to several key council-controlled organisations for three-year terms: Basin Reserve Trust, business leader Sir John Anderson; Wellington Cable Car, former Telecom NZ International general manager Anthony Briscoe;
Positively Wellington Venues, Simply Security managing director Lorraine Witten, Restaurant Association of New Zealand president Michael Egan and Industry Affairs for the Civil Air Navigation Services Association director Samantha Sharif;
 Positively Wellington Tourism, advertising director Howard Greive. The following current representatives have been reappointed, Wellington Cable Car: Roger Drummond for two years;
Positively Wellington Venues, Chris Parkin, Linda Rieper for three years and Sam Knowles for one year;
 Wellington Museums Trust, Philip Shewell for 1.5 years;
 Positively Wellington Tourism, Peter Monk for one year. Councillor Paul Eagle was reappointed to Wellington Venues for two years.

Simpson Grierson has reappointed senior associate Josh Cairns to its transactional banking and finance group in Wellington. Mr Cairns returned after five years in London where he was an associate in the banking team at Norton Rose LLP.  

ANZ has made appointments to its senior leadership team for its combined global institutional and Asia Pacific Europe and America division. They include David Green, managing director institutional New Zealand in Auckland; Steve Bellotti, managing director of global markets in Sydney; Christina Tonkin,managing director of global loans and transaction banking,in Sydney and Gary Newman, managing director of global institutional relationships in Sydney.

Richard Pidgeon has joined his sister Joanna Pidgeon at Pidgeon Law as a litigation partner.  He has a general civil litigation practice.

Process mapping software company Promapp Solutions has appointed Lindsey Bradfield business development manager – Australia. Ms Bradfield was most recently segment manager for the consumer channel at Southern Cross Health Society and a marketing specialist at Lumley General Insurance.

Pohlen Kean has appointed Emma Gordon to the business support consulting team for both permanent and temporary assignments.  Ms Gordon has recently graduated with a master’s in commerce.

South Island transportation engineer Andy Carr has joined Abley Transportation Consultants. Mr Carr has been appointed principal associate at Abley, whose head office is in Christchurch. He has worked with Traffic Design Group for the past seven years.

Sam Newton has been appointed general manager of the New Zealand Alpine Club. Mr Newton holds an advisory position at Parliament and has previously worked in a sales and management roles in the UK and New Zealand. Earlier he was a peacekeeper with the New Zealand Defence Force in the Pacific. He graduated from Otago University with a BCom and BA (Hons).

Graeme Reeves, a Wellington-based lawyer, has been appointed chairman of the New Zealand Affordable Art Trust, the governing body of New Zealand’s largest art show. He succeeds Chris Parkin. Mr Reeves is also the chief gambling commissioner and a director of Airways Corporation. He was the MP for Miramar from 1990-1993.

Tourism New Zealand has appointed Tony Everitt general manager – Asian markets. Mr Everitt is chief executive of Destination Queenstown and has previously worked for Tourism New Zealand in Asia and Wellington from 1993-97 and from 1999-06 in Asia. He will join the Asian markets team based in Shanghai in May, conditional on visa and work permit approvals.

GSB Supplycorp has appointed Jodie McKittrick to a marketing – supplier relations role. Ms McKittrick recently returned from the UK where she worked at computer-based data acquisition company ADInstuments and also has experience working with academic, government and private organisations.

YMCA Auckland has appointed Raewynne Dalton group manager of early childhood education. Ms Dalton most recently worked as the director of ECE services for the Anglican Trust for Women & Children.

NBR Staff
Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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