Execs on the move

Business sustainability advocate Penny Nelson has been appointed inaugural executive director of the Sustainable Business Council, formed in early 2012 from the merger of the BusinessNZ Sustainable Business Forum and the NZ Business Council for Sustainable Development. Nelson has held leadership roles in policy and advocacy in the public and private sectors.

Deloitte has announced the appointment of Campbell Rose as tax partner in the firm’s Auckland office, effective from June 1. Rose joins Deloitte from law firm Russell McVeagh, where he has been partner for the past six years.

Rochelle Marriott has been promoted to associate of Marriotts after leading one of the Christchurch accountancy firm’s teams for the past two years

Dr Mandy Suddes, formerly programme lead and executive director of Novartis Oncology Global Development in the United States, has joined Manuka Health New Zealand as head of research and development.

Brett Carter will lead the Commerce Commission’s consumer law legal team in the new role of principal counsel (informed consumer). Most recently senior legal counsel with the Commission, Carter has 12 years’ experience in commercial and criminal litigation.

David Blacktop has been appointed in the new role of principal counsel (competition) at the Commerce Commission and will lead the Commission’s competition law legal team. Blacktop joined the Commission from Bell Gully.

Nissan New Zealand has appointed Maryon Wils-Parkes to its newly created corporate business manager role. She joins Nissan from role as national key account manager in the security industry.

Pacnet has announced the appointment of Nigel Stitt as chief executive officer of its Australia and New Zealand business. With more than 21 years of IT and telecommunications experience, Stitt was most recently national sales director for Pacnet Australia.

As part of reshaping of the organisation to deliver on its group strategy refresh announced in late March, Fonterra has announced its new senior management team: Jonathan Mason, chief financial officer; Ian Palliser, managing director group optimisation and supply chain; Maury Leyland, group GM strategy; Paul Campbell, group GM mergers and acquisitions; Todd Muller, managing director co-operative affairs; Gary Romano, managing director New Zealand Milk; John Doumani, managing director Australia New Zealand; Mark Wilson, managing director ASEAN/Middle East/North Africa; Kelvin Wickham, managing director China/India; Alex Turnbull, managing director Latin America; and, Sarah Kennedy, managing director Fonterra Nutrition.

Pure Advantage, the organisation developing the business case for green growth, has welcomed Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere (chairman) Mark Solomon, to its list of high-profile trustees. Solomon hails from Kaikoura and is of Ngāti Kuri and Ngāi Tahu descent.

McDonald’s New Zealand has added two experienced managers to its senior management team. Chris Brown has been appointed as director of marketing and Jacky Hollingsworth has been promoted to chief of finance, taking over from Quentin Smith who has moved into newly formed business partner role within McDonald’s.

Roger Thompson, Auckland managing director for accountancy firm Staples Rodway, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association.

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