MANAGERS ON THE MOVE

Jonathan Ling
His inclusive management style, healthy dollop of leadership nous and clear vision for the company’s future, are said to be behind Jonathan Ling’s appointment to the top seat at market heavyweight Fletcher Building. After five years at the helm, Australian-born CEO Ralph Waters is heading back to his home base in Sydney, leaving the path clear for Ling: another Aussie.
Ling is company insider, presently chief executive of the company’s laminates and panels division, and based in Melbourne. mechanical engineer by background, he has worked his way up the ranks through number of management and leadership roles including stints with Pacifica, Visy and Nylex. He has been with Fletcher Building since 2003.
Ling will shift to Auckland to take up his new roles as both CEO and managing director. Waters keeps his links with the company through his new role as non-executive director.
The changeover takes place at the start of September.

David Groves
Christchurch-based national retailer Postie Plus Group has appointed Groves as its new divisional manager retail. Most recently consultant to the retail sector, his experience also includes 18 years in the FMCG sector with Progressive Enterprises.

Todd McLeay
McLeay has been appointed chief executive of The New Zealand Lotteries Commission. He was most recently group general manager of marketing for New Zealand Post and has also held senior marketing roles at Vodafone NZ.

Shaun Coffey
Coffey, an Australian agribusiness research executive currently chief of Livestock Industries – Australia’s equivalent to AgResearch – takes over as chief executive of Industrial Research at the end of July.

Andrew Walker
Financial services company Dorchester Pacific has appointed Walker – most recently with Auckland-based merchant bank Clavell Capital – as its new chief executive.

Kevin Kilpatrick, Chris Hopkins
A senior management reshuffle at Scott Technology sees Kilpatrick give up his chief executive role and return to the coalface as engineering director. Hopkins, currently general manager, replaces Kilpatrick as managing director.

Steve Gregan
Gregan has joined Optimation as chief financial officer. Prior to his appointment he was general manager corporate services for The Marketplace Company (M-co).

Steve Murray
Murray takes over as managing director of EDS New Zealand in July, replacing Rick Ellis. Most recently chief executive officer of Tainui Group Holdings, he has previously worked in strategic business consultancy roles for EDS in New Zealand and Hong Kong. Murray is director of Radio NZ and The Katalyst Group.

Andrew Grenfell
Grenfell, an associate director of corporate advisory firm McGrathNicol+Partners since 2005, has now been appointed director. Previous roles include associate director of corporate finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and senior auditing positions for Westpac Banking Corporation and Coopers & Lybrand.

Mike Larmer
Larmer has been appointed managing partner of TEQUILA\Auckland replacing managing director Ben Goodale. Larmer was most recently managing partner at WRC (DDB) New Zealand.

Fleur Marks
Marks has been appointed joint managing director of the New Zealand operations of independent direct agency Lavender. She was previously general manager (strategic development) at Draft and executive director of OgilvyOne.

Fergus Welsh
Welsh, chief financial officer at the Ministry of Economic Development, has begun three-year term as the New Zealand Government representative to JAS-NZ – joint accreditation body for Australia and New Zealand that certifies management systems, products and personnel. He replaces Yvonne Lucas.

Janice Carter
Carter is to head up Duffill Watts Group’s New Zealand-wide planning section. She has over 20 years’ experience in resource management planning and was previously with Glasson Potts Fowler in Christchurch.

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