Execs on the move

Hill moves to consulting firm
Currently CEO of the Commerce Commission, Nick Hill is joining Martin Jenkins, consulting firm which works on organisational performance, public policy and economic analysis, and evaluation and research.
Hill took over as the first CEO of the Commerce Commission in June 2008, and was previously chief executive at Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC). He leaves the commission after developing and implementing programme of change to the organisation.
Hill will join in February as director based in the firm’s new Auckland office.
Martin Jenkins director Doug Martin said Hill, who has double degree in politics and law, brought wide-ranging skill set to the firm.
“Nick will help us to further strengthen our offerings in both the public and private sectors. He’s incredibly well networked and has very strong strategic leadership skills.”

Brent Alderton
The Commerce Commission has announced the appointment of Alderton as its new CEO from 1 January 2011. He replaces Nicholas Hill who is leaving the Commission at the end of this year. Currently the Commission’s general manager, regulation, Alderton joined the Commission in early 2009. Prior to that, he was commercial manager for New Zealand Oil and Gas.

Max Pedersen
The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB) has appointed Pedersen as its next chief executive. He was previously the chief executive of Upper Hutt City Council, role he held for the 17 years.

Helen O’Sullivan
Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) has new chief executive. O’Sullivan, operations manager at Crocker’s Property Group for the past three years, replaces interim CEO Wendy Alexander who returns to her role as CEO of Barfoot & Thompson.

Jo-Ann Jacobson
Gen-i , division of Telecom New Zealand, has appointed Jacobson to the newly established role of health business development manager. Chief information officer at the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) for the past three years, Jacobson has also been IT service manager with Air New Zealand and held other commercial management roles.

Kirk Senior
Cinema management software company Vista Entertainment Solutions has appointed Kirk Senior, former CEO of Village Cinemas, to its board of directors as executive chairman.

Sargon Elias
Velocity Trade has appointed Elias as general manager for its new New Zealand operations. Formerly general manager of CMC Markets, Elias’ new role will focus on Velocity Trade’s expansion into the Asia Pacific region.

Simon Bennett, Stewart Robertson
The Madison Group has announced two new appointments: Bennett, who was most recently consulting at Fletchers, joins as commercial director and Robertson, previously with Tradeforce and Kelly Services, has been appointed divisional manager of Force Labour Solutions.

Frank Spencer
Following the merger and the launch of the HBS Bank brand, Spencer, the managing director of Crighton Stone and former chairman of Hastings Building Society, has been officially appointed to the board of SBS Bank.

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