Managers on the move

Denis Orme
The man who helped Bartercard New Zealand outperform its 15 counterpart companies throughout the world is now turning his hand to the insurance broking business. Denis Orme, who left Bartercard late last year, next month takes up the reins as the first ever CEO of the newly created Insurance Brokers Association of New Zealand (IBANZ) – the result of merger between the Independent Insurance Brokers Association and the Corporation of Insurance Brokers Association.
Why IBANZ? “I’m interested in the B2B market and business successes,” says Orme. “Risk management is very important aspect of business and is another dimension to making businesses strong.”
IBANZ president Robert Martin says Orme brings 20 years’ international and several years New Zealand commercial experience, and is passionate about business being the engine of New Zealand.
“Denis also has strong experience at senior management and CEO levels and will make significant contribution to improving the professionalism of brokers.”
Cited in Who’s Who in Industry and Finance and Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders Orme has been recruited by start-up businesses through to Fortune 500 companies to focus their strategy, implement marketing plans and deliver improved profitability. He is former board member of NZIM (Northern), EMA (Northern) and current president of the Turnaround Management Association in New Zealand.
Orme is frequent presenter at seminars and workshops and the author of over 30 published business whitepapers and two books: Lessons From Leadership Failures: The Greenfields Approach and The Impassioned Leader. He tells Management he plans to focus on three main areas: lifting the professionalism of brokers, lobbying regulators in the financial services market and continuing professional development for brokers.
“Brokers add value to business.”

Jon Ramage
Y&R Advertising has appointed Jon Ramage, previously general manager at Colenso BBDO, as its CEO responsible for Y&R, Mediaedge:cia and Wunderman. He replaces Ross Goldsack who becomes executive chairman.

John Kerr
Caltex New Zealand has appointed Kerr as brand and public affairs manager with responsibility for government, public relations, and communications strategies behind the Caltex brand in New Zealand. He has more than 14 years’ marketing and public relations experience both here and overseas.

Rob Lawson, John Bell, Philip Harris, David Duval
The University of Otago’s School of Business has announced senior appointments for the 2005 year: Lawson as Associate Dean (Research); Bell as director Master of Business Administration and Master of Entrepreneurship; Harris as the new head of the Department of Marketing, replacing Professor Lawson; and Duval as director of the school’s International Business academic programme.

Richard Carver
Carver, chief executive officer of Construction Marketing Services, has been appointed as director of the Registered Master Builders Federation board. former chartered accountant, he has been chief executive of Carters, Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts, and Richmond. His appointment is for three years.

Russell Stanners
Stanners is the new managing director of Vodafone New Zealand. Previously director of New Zealand business markets for the company, he replaces Tim Miles who leaves to head Vodafone UK.

Ken Gilbert
Gilbert will head up Mercer Human Resource Consulting’s rewards team within its performance, measurement and rewards division. He was most recently HR projects manager for Perpetual Trustees.

Ihipa Smallman (top), Libby Hilder, Sandy Hoggarth (bottom)
Drake has appointed three branch managers: Smallman in Wellington, Hilder in Christchurch and Hoggarth in Lower Hutt.

Des Brennan
Brennan has replaced Simon Wickham as chief executive of Yachting New Zealand. well-known Auckland businessman, his recent positions include management consultancy role, international manager for Montana Wines and general manager of Auckland Showgrounds. Wickham is now chief executive of Trusts Stadium.

John Davies, Brad Jackson
Victoria University of Wellington has appointed associate professor Davies as the head of its Victoria Management School. Most recently involved in directing the school’s post-experience management education programmes, Davies replaces Dr Brad Jackson who has been appointed director of the school’s Centre for the Study of Leadership.

Julie Rickman
Rickman, partner in Hamilton chartered accounting and business consulting group Beattie Rickman, has been appointed to the Accounting Standards Review Board.

Bruce Garrett
Garrett moves to Christchurch to take over as manager of The George hotel. He has spent the past five years as general manager of the Wharekauhau Country estate in Palliser Bay.

Annabel Young
Federated Farmers of New Zealand has appointed Young as its chief executive. She was former tax director at the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants and Member of Parliament.

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