Execs on the move

Ralph Chivers
The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Ralph Chivers as its new CEO. He has spent most of his working life in the telecommunications industry. He was the inaugural CEO of the Telecommunications Carriers Forum, led the initial stages of the ultrafast broadband initiative for Government, and more recently led the recovery of Telecom’s business operations in Christchurch after the 22 February earthquake. He has also held number of governance roles in community and voluntary organisations and was instrumental in the design and establishment of both NZICT Group and the Telecom Foundation.
Chivers says he is very excited to be taking on this role at challenging time for directors. “The IoD is doing an excellent job of training and developing our governance professionals, but there is collective recognition that there are opportunities to do more for our members, the companies they serve, and New Zealand as whole.”

Theo Spierings
Fonterra Co-operative has appointed Theo Spierings as its new CEO. He takes over from departing CEO Andrew Ferrier, effective September 26. Spierings brings 25 years of knowledge of the global dairy industry to Fonterra having managed dairy businesses across Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Geoff Taylor
Rural retailer Farmlands has appointed Geoff Taylor as its new general manager operations. With more than 25 years’ experience in retail and farming, Taylor has worked with some of the country’s leading retailers including Countdown/Foodtown, The Warehouse Group and Goldpine Industries.

Gabriel Makhlouf
Gabriel Makhlouf has been appointed as chief executive and secretary to the Treasury for five-year term. He has been acting in these roles since June 1, and prior to that was deputy chief executive to the Treasury with responsibility for the National Infrastructure Unit, the Financial Operations group, the Strategy and Performance team and the Finance team.

Ian Morrish
Information Leadership has welcomed veteran Microsoft consultant and Sharepoint expert Ian Morrish as senior solutions consultant in its Wellington team. Morrish has industry and technical experience and will continue to develop the company’s iWorkplace platform.

Mark Callaghan
Frucor Beverages has appointed Mark Callaghan as CEO New Zealand. The role was previously held by Carl Bergstrom, who was appointed Frucor’s group managing director in June. Callaghan has worked for some of the world’s leading FMCG organisations. His previous role was Melbourne-based managing director Australia & New Zealand for Cadbury.

Mary-Jo McDonald
First Assistance, leading assistance company, has promoted Mary-Jo McDonald to chief executive. Her appointment comes after five years as the company’s general manager and 10 years in the insurance and assistance industry. Over her tenure with First Assistance, McDonald has helped to expand the company’s global operations.

Sheila McLeod, Martin Butler
Gravelroad has expanded its professional management consulting services team with the appointment of two directors. Sheila McLeod, most recently head of IT operations and testing at Vodafone New Zealand, has been appointed as joint head of programme & project services and Martin Butler, previously managing director at Optimation New Zealand, is now head of business strategy.

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