RaboDirect has appointed Melanie Templeton general manager of the New Zealand online direct bank. She was previously marketing manager with the Australian branch. Ms Templeton has held several senior roles with RaboDirect in Australasia and Europe with a focus on strategic marketing and business development.
Samsung NZ has appointed Dan Walker national sales manager – consumer electronics division. Mr Walker was previously with Noel Leeming Group, where he was national commercial sales manager.
The NZ Defence Force has appointed Judge Anne Gaskelland Phillip Hall as judges of the Court Martial. Judge Gaskell was appointed as a district court judge in 1989 and, since 2005, has held an acting warrant. She was also an executive judge for Wellington from 1993 to 1995. Mr Hall has been a member of the Crown Solicitor’s Panel since 1990 and a barrister since 1998.
Duncan Cotterill has made five appointments: Matt Yates, Kerryn Tredwell, Ben Lenihan, Julie Maslin-Caradus and Amy Malone. Mr Yates, who specialises in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and takeovers, has been promoted to partner in the Wellington office. Mr Tredwell has been made a partner in Sydney. He has experience in employment law and industrial relations through practice in Australia and the UK. Mr Lenihan joins the Christ-church corporate commercial team as an associate, with a background in IT and e-commerce. Ms Maslin-Caradus has been promoted to associate in Nelson. She specialises in insurance litigation. Ms Malone rejoins the Auckland office as an associate, with litigation experience.
The Icehouse has appointed Samantha Copland business development manager. Ms Copland has worked for the Icehouse for the past two years, starting as an executive assistant to the management team. Previously, she worked in a number of project management and administrative roles here and the UK, with particular focus on sales and marketing in the events and financial services industries.
Tompkins Wake has made several new appointments: Philip Monahan, Kylee Jacobsen, Theresa Le Bas, Bridget Parham and Marianne Mackintosh. Mr Monahan has been made senior associate after a period in London. Ms Jacobsen has been appointed as a solicitor in the company’s commercial and corporate team after returning to the Waikato from Auckland. Ms Le Bas has been promoted to partner in the local government and environment team. Both Ms Parham and Ms Mackintosh have been appointed senior associates in the local government and environment team.
Fuji Xerox NZ has appointed Gavin Pollard general manager of sales operations. This follows the recent appointment of Paul Prouseas general manager of services and solutions. Mr Pollard will manage sales operations nationally and sit on the senior management team at Fuji Xerox NZ, as will Mr Prouse, who will run the new business division, specialising in re-engineering complex business workflows by simplifying process and increasing user efficiency.
The Comfort Group has appointed company director and management consultant Jenni Deslandes to its board. Ms Deslandes has built a career with leading brands in retail, consumer goods and consumer services sectors in Australia, including David Jones, Oroton Group and Jurlique.
Brookfields has appointed Alison Gilbert special counsel. Ms Gilbert delivers advice and solutions for private, public and charitable trust clients. She is secretary of the New Zealand branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the principal professional body for trust and estate practitioners worldwide.
Nelson Pine Industries has appointed Peter Barr deputy chief executive. Mr Barr was previously chief executive of the Tasman Rugby Union and also worked with BP Oil (NZ).