Managers on the move

Peter Bradley
AUT University partner institution KODE Biotech, previously known as Kiwi Ingenuity, has appointed Bradley as its new chief executive officer. He replaces professor Stephen Henry who is now chief scientific officer for the biotechnology company. Henry remains director of AUT University’s Biotechnology Research Institute.
Richard de Haast
De Haast has been promoted to chief executive officer of Metlifecare. He has fulfilled this role in an acting capacity since May 2005. Prior to this he was the company’s general manager, operations.
Ray Polson
Polson, Christchurch chartered accountant and company director, joins the Hirequip New Zealand board as an independent and non-executive director. He replaces Murray Doyle who resigned last year.
Jane Diplock
Diplock, chair of the New Zealand Securities Commission since 2001, has been reappointed for second term through to 2011.
Ros Burdon
Burdon is the new chair of the Arts Foundation. She replaces founding chairman Richard Guthrie, who stays on as trustee for the remainder of his term.
Melissa Clark-Reynolds
HR and payroll software company PayGlobal has appointed Clark-Reynolds as its new chief executive. Most recently with health and safety software company INTAZ, Clark-Reynolds is well known for setting up health and safety and ACC consultancy which grew to become part of private ACC insurer Fusion.
Jill Dryden
Dryden has been appointed managing partner of Publicis Mojo’s PR and events company Publicis Drum. previous managing director of Porter Novelli Auckland, and deputy MD of Porter Novelli New Zealand, Dryden has operated her own PR business, Dryden Consulting, since 2004.
Nigel Barcham
Robert Half International has appointed Barcham as managing director of its Australia and New Zealand operations with responsibility for Sydney, Parramatta, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland.
Martin O’Halloran
O’Halloran, CEO of DDB New Zealand Group for the past four years, has been appointed chairman/CEO of DDB New Zealand and Australia, role that will see him assume responsibility for the Australian operation and maintain overall responsibility for New Zealand. He will be based in Sydney.
Brennan Nelson
Mascot Finance has appointed Nelson as its chief executive. Most recently chief financial officer at the Port of Marlborough, Nelson has held senior positions in financial and commercial organisations over the past 20 years.
Iain Fraser
Fraser, founding member and past president of PMI New Zealand, has been elected as the new chair of the Project Management Institute’s board – the first chair from the Asia Pacific region. He is managing director of management consultancy, services and training company Project Plus.
Michelle Trapski
AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand has promoted its group general manager to the position of CEO. Trapski has three-year affiliation with the company and 20 years’ hospitality and tourism experience.
Graeme Milne
Milne, recently appointed as interim CEO of Livestock Improvement Corporation, has also been appointed independent chairman of New Zealand Pharmaceuticals. His current directorships include Satara, FMG and Horizon Energy.
Alan MacGregor
MacGregor is to head the University of Otago School of Business. His appointment as Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Division of Commerce is for one-year term. He replaces Professor David Buisson who retired in December.
Trevor Hall
Hall has resigned from his position as CEO of the New Zealand Lotteries Commission and will take over as chief executive officer of Tourism Holdings in June. He succeeds Dennis Pickup, who is to retire.

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