Execs on the move

Catherine Taylor
The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand has elected Catherine Taylor, group manager, people and business services for Kiwibank, as its new president.
A multi-award-winning HR professional, Taylor has worked with Kiwibank since its inception in 2006, following career with employers such as the Reserve Bank, Mitsubishi, Sun Alliance and Land Information New Zealand.
As president, Taylor says her vision is to see the growth of HR professionals and specialists who can add value to organisations at many levels.

Darren Steinberg
Kiwi Income Property Trust has appointed Darren Steinberg to its board as non-independent, executive director. Managing director, property for Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM), Steinberg has more than 21 years’ experience in the property industry.

Greg Coffey
George Weston Foods has promoted Greg Coffey to the role of general manager of the baking division in New Zealand. He was previously finance director of the baking division Australia and New Zealand, and has also had variety of roles with Diageo.

Jody Kaye, Craig Stent, Oyvinn Rimer
Wellington fund manager Harbour Asset Management has promoted three team members: Jody Kaye as director and chief operating officer; Craig Stent as director and research analyst; and Oyvinn Rimer as research analyst.

Fred Van Der Tang
Specialist recruitment & HR services provider Randstad has appointed Fred Van Der Tang as the new CEO of its Australian and New Zealand operations. He succeeds former CEO Deb Loveridge, who has accepted the newly created role of managing director Asia Pacific, based in Singapore.

Ken Brophy
Business consultancy Grafton Consulting Group has promoted Ken Brophy to the newly created position of managing partner. Brophy currently leads Grafton’s organisation development division and has over 15 years’ experience in organisation strategy and design.

Greg Peebles
Dorchester Pacific has appointed Greg Peebles to its board as non-executive director. Peebles has had career of over 35 years with Westpac rising to chief credit officer for New Zealand. He holds number of directorships in private companies and trusts including the Hospice South Auckland Charitable Trust.

Barbara Chapman
Currently Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s group executive, HR and group services, Barbara Chapman returns to New Zealand late April to take over as the new chief executive and managing director of ASB Bank. She will also become non-executive director of Sovereign Assurance Company’s parent company, ASB Group (Life).

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