Execs on the move

Tim Bennett
NZX has appointed Singapore-based New Zealander Tim Bennett to take over from Mark Weldon as its chief executive, effective early May. Bennett has almost 20 years’ financial services consulting experience, the majority of which has been in Asia where he was most recently partner in Oliver Wyman’s retail and business banking practice.
NZX says Bennett will provide continued focus on strengthening NZX’s domestic markets, while building its strategic options, particularly via the company’s integrated information, markets and infrastructure offerings.

Melanie Templeton
Online direct bank RaboDirect has appointed Melanie Templeton as its New Zealand general manager. Joining from RaboDirect Australia where she was marketing manager, Templeton has held senior roles with the bank both locally and internationally.

Christopher Theunissen
Manukau Institute of Technology has appointed Dr Christopher Theunissen as associate dean – postgraduate for the Faculty of Business and NZ director of Southern Cross University Masters and Doctoral programmes. Theunissen comes from management and political sciences background and was dean of the School of Graduate Studies at AIS St Helens.

David Carter
Asteron New Zealand’s new managing director David Carter has had more than 20 years’ experience in financial services including both adviser and supplier sides of life insurance. He was most recently head of direct distribution at Suncorp Life in Australia.

Gareth Fleming, Steven Fyfe
Following the resignation of both its chairman and chief executive, The Co-Operative Bank (formerly known as PSIS) has appointed Gareth Fleming, its general manager marketing and products, as acting chief executive. Steven Fyfe, deputy chief executive at ANZ National Bank before his retirement in 2011, takes over from long-serving chairman Sir David Gascoigne in April.

Girol Karacaoglu, Brendon Doyle
Two new appointments at the Treasury this month. Chief executive of The Co-Operative Bank (formerly PSIS) for nine years, Dr Girol Karacaoglu, takes up the role of deputy secretary – macroeconomics and research. Brendon Doyle rejoins, after previous nine-year stint, as deputy secretary – financial operations. He was most recently managing director of global capital markets for Westpac in New Zealand and Australia.

Colin McKenzie
Cavalier Corporation has appointed chief operating officer Colin McKenzie as its next chief executive, effective mid March. He succeeds Wayne Chung who is to retire from his executive role but will remain on the board as non-executive director. McKenzie will also join the board.

Susan Coleman
Executive manager, community services at Nelson City Council, Susan Coleman takes over as the new chief executive at GirlGuiding New Zealand from March 19.

Jenni Deslandes
The Comfort Group has appointed company director and management consultant Jenni Deslandes to its board.

Peter Muggleston, Martin Price
Foodstuffs has announced two senior appointments: Peter Muggleston is the new chief information officer of Foodstuffs Auckland, and Martin Price is the new general manager property for Foodstuffs Wellington.

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