Execs on the move

Kea New Zealand has announced its new board. Incoming chairman Phil Veal (pictured) is also co-chair of Kea North America, and partner at middle-market advisory firm Growfire, based in New York City. Global board members are: Nicky Bell, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi; Rob Cameron, executive chairman of Cameron Partners; Craig Donaldson, former head of Royal Bank of Scotland’s North America FX Global Financial Institutions; John Lumsden, chair of the New Zealand Standards Council, Moxie Communications, and Virtual Expos New Zealand; and Stefan Preston, co-founder and director of Ingenio. The KEA board also includes three ex-officio board members: Scott Brown, chair of Kea China; Richard Dellabarca, chair of Kea UK; and Mark Smith, director of Kea in Australia.

ASB has two new managers. Greg Beehre has been appointed to the newly-created role of general manager, industry specialisation leading team across number of key market segments including franchising, professionals, Maori business and transaction banking. Mark Heer is the bank’s new general manager, rural. He has been with ASB for five years, and was most recently in role focusing on the development of the rural corporate area within the bank.

Former Waitakere mayor Bob Harvey has been reappointed as chairman of Waterfront Auckland, one of seven council-controlled organisations, which came into fruition following the formation of the Auckland supercity.

Financial Services Complaints (FSCL) has appointed Roger J Kerr as the new industry director of the FSCL board. Kerr is director of Asia-Pacific Risk Management and has over 30 years’ merchant and investment banking experience.

The board of Cerno International New Zealand has appointed Dean Garrod as CEO. He has been interim CEO since June this year, has total of 23 years’ insurance experience and has been practising loss adjuster since 1995.

Risk management solutions provider Wynyard Group has appointed Saya Wahrlich as its vice president of global marketing with brief to further position the company at the forefront of the global technology fight to combat growing crime, corruption and threat. Wahrlich joins from 3M NZ where she has held management and marketing roles, the most recent being ANZ strategic business development manager.

Transfield Services has appointed John Brockies as executive director New Zealand, effective late October. During the past 10 years Brockies has been in senior management roles at United Networks, Siemens Energy Services, the North Shore Council and Regional Facilities Auckland. Most recently his interim management roles have included that of chief operating officer at Watercare.

Global engineering and strategic consulting firm MWH Global has appointed Anthony Byett as its senior economist. Based in Auckland, Byett will further expand the company’s economic advisory services in New Zealand and across the Asia Pacific region. He was previously chief economist for the ASB Bank in New Zealand, and has over 30 years’ experience in economic research, financial and economic analysis and financial risk management.

Debitsuccess has appointed Dr Craig Marshall as its new CEO. Marshall has served on the billing solutions provider’s board since 2007 and now joins the company following three years as CEO of pathology company Labtests. He is also one of the founding directors of the White Cross Group and is currently the chairman of Corporate Cabs.

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