Execs on the move

Simon Bennett
Recruitment company The Madison Group has appointed Simon Bennett as chief executive officer and aims to surpass its current double digit growth, to break $100 million turnover in 2013.
Bennett, who has previously been the company’s commercial director and served on its advisory board since early 2010, says the company’s goal is to grow by organic growth or merger and acquisition to size that could feasibly be listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. Building on strong relationship with local body government, central government business in Wellington will be major focus for the future, he says.
Bennett has been director of several New Zealand businesses and chairman of the Alumni Advisory Board of The Icehouse business growth centre. He has consulted to number of New Zealand’s largest companies including Goodman and Fletcher Distribution.

Jason Paris
MediaWorks has announced that television CEO Jason Paris has resigned his position and will work through six-month notice period. Group managing director Sussan Turner will take over – as part of her md role – the head of TV responsibilities, and senior television management will report direct to her.

Elizabeth Coulter
The University of Auckland has appointed an IT services director. Elizabeth Coulter has more than 24 years’ experience in the ICT industry, 10 years of that in the higher education sector working at The University of Queensland. She takes up her new role in August.

Spencer Willis
Colmar Brunton has promoted Spencer Willis to the role of national qualitative director. UK-born Spencer worked in financial services for eight years in New York, London and Hong Kong before arriving in Auckland 10 years ago, where he set up youth marketing research company 18 Ltd. He’s been at Colmar Brunton since November 2010, specialising in the youth and Gen Y sectors.

Danelle Ayers
Joining the Rydges Wellington executive team as director of sales and marketing is Danelle Ayers. She was most recently director of sales at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington.

Karyn Beattie
Karyn Beattie’s new role as national safety manager for DB Breweries sees her based at DB’s Waitemata Brewery site in Auckland. She was most recently national safety advisor with James Hardie New Zealand and has also held safety, quality and environmental roles within Downer New Zealand.

Allan Beverwijk
Insurance broker and risk advisor Marsh has appointed Allan Beverwijk, IBANZ Insurer Professional of the Year in 2010, as executive director with responsibility for the organisation’s risk management business. Beverwijk was most recently with QBE.

Guy Pascoe
Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand Institute is step closer to its goal of being home to 500 students when it opens next year with the appointment of Guy Pascoe as director international business. Pascoe has taught in schools around the world and was most recently education sector manager for Grow Wellington.

Phil Hinton
Phil Hinton, executive director of KCL Property, has been appointed as the new president of The Property Institute of New Zealand. He replaces outgoing president Ian Campbell.

Jillian Emery
Waterfront cargo logistics company ISO has appointed Jillian Emery to the new role of training development officer. Her most recent role was with the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic as learning resource developer.

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