INTOUCH : On the move

Kevin Bowler
Tourism New Zealand has announced the appointment of new CEO. Bowler has extensive marketing and business leadership experience spanning fast moving consumer goods, technology and media brands in New Zealand and overseas. He is currently CEO for start-up Yahoo!Xtra, and has been chair of the NZ Interactive Advertising Bureau since 2008. He takes up his new role in January when current CEO George Hickton steps down.

Stuart Broadhurst
Fisher & Paykel Appliances Holdings has appointed Broadhurst, its chief operating officer appliances, as acting chief executive, while it searches for successor to John Bongard who resigned at the end of last month following medical advice. Bongard was with the company for more than 35 years, the last four as its CEO.

Anita Birkinshaw
National law firm Buddle Findlay has welcomed Birkinshaw back to its Auckland office where she joins the litigation team. She returns to New Zealand after high-flying OE that included an LLM (Hons) from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and work with leading firms in Paris and London.

Neil Barr
Global engineering and consulting group Aurecon has appointed Barr as region leader, New Zealand. civil engineer, he was previously the company’s urban development manager and Wellington regional manager. In his new position he will lead multi-disciplinary staff of 500 in New Zealand.

Sean Kam, Craig Stephen, Alan Williams
Pyne Gould Corporation has announced senior management appointments as the group moves closer to implementing its strategy of becoming New Zealand publicly listed registered bank and asset management company. Kam joins as chief financial officer, replacing Alan Williams who has become group head of product and distribution development. Kam was most recently chief operating officer and director of ABN AMRO New Zealand. Stephen, who has run consultancy business over the past five years, takes on the newly created position of chief investment officer.

Pete Loveridge
After taking some time out with his family, Loveridge has joined Telecom as head of brand. He was previously group brand and marketing communications manager at NZ Post, where he was responsible for the highly successful ‘send and you shall receive’ campaign.

Katherine Hume-Pike
Blenheim-based electricity lines business Marlborough Lines has appointed Hume-Pike to the newly created role of commercial manager. She has extensive experience in project analysis, finance and business development having spent five years in various management positions at Genesis Energy, and has more recently worked as an independent consultant on development projects.

Simon Thorn
Thorn, an experienced insolvency practitioner, joins the Christchurch office of Grant Thornton. He has 14 years experience gained in Australia and the UK on all types of corporate and personal insolvency matters.

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