Execs on the Move

Colmar Brunton has promoted Jacqueline Ireland to chief executive officer, replacing Harry Papafloratos, who passed away earlier this year. Ireland was previously managing director of Colmar Brunton Auckland. As result of the change, executive director Chris Vaughan will broaden his role to management of the Auckland quantitative team and driving innovation.

The International Federation of Health Plans (iFHP), the London-based global network of health insurance chief executives, has appointed Dr Ian McPherson, group chief executive officer of Southern Cross Healthcare Group as joint vice president.

The Institute of Directors in New Zealand (IoD) has appointed Diana Price as external relations manager. She joins from Todd Energy where she spent year covering maternity leave as communications manager. Prior to that she was communications and external affairs manager for BP New Zealand.

Studio Alexander has appointed David Hebblethwaite to the new position of general manager. He joins the design agency from Auckland Museum where he was artistic director, most recently leading the master plan for the redevelopment of Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum.

Angela Neighbours, director of Australasian executive coaching company ilume International, has been appointed to the faculty of the London-based Global Master Coach Academy. global coach trainer of the International Coaching Community, Neighbours is also an international speaker on executive development and leadership.

Business stalwart John Shewan will help the next generation of students prepare for life in the fast lane by taking up the position of adjunct professor of accounting at Victoria Business School. The retiring chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers New Zealand, Shewan currently chairs the Victoria Business School Advisory Board, sits on the Centre for Accounting, Governance and Taxation Research (CAGTR) Advisory Board, and was member of the Victoria University of Wellington Tax Working Group.

Rhema Broadcasting Group has announced the appointment of Mike Brewer as the group’s next CEO, effective December. General manager of Taranaki Newspapers, division of Fairfax Media, for the last nine years, Brewer previously spent 10 years with Radioworks, starting in sales and culminating in sales and general management. He has also worked overseas in Australia and the UK in the telecommunications and security industries.

The New Zealand Drug Detection Agency (NZDDA) has appointed Chris Hilson as chief executive officer, replacing Kirk Hardy who is now Global CEO for IDDA (the international side of the business). Hilson was previously national sales manager for Wattyl/Valspar (NZ).

Selina Deadman is the newly appointed national sales manager, responsible for DHL Express in New Zealand. In career with DHL spanning 18 years, Deadman has spent the last seven based in the US as senior director, global financial & professional services Americas.

Waitangi National Trust has appointed Greg McManus as its new CEO. Most recently director of the Rotorua Museum of Art and History, McManus comes to the position with an impressive mix of commercialism, entrepreneurship, marketing, museology and cultural skills.

Media intelligence company Sentia Media, formerly the Media Monitors group, has welcomed David Schnellenberg as its new general manager in New Zealand. Most recently external communications manager for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Schnellenberg has also held senior roles with Meridian Energy and Maxim Group.

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