On the move

George Weathersby
The board of wholly New Zealand-owned, private company Actronic Technologies has secured the services of Weathersby, an experienced international director based in Philadelphia. Actronic was introduced to Weathersby through New Zealand Trade & Enterprise’s USA Beachhead’s programme.

Harley Gray, Graeme Hawkins, Mark Verbiest
Southern Cross Healthcare group has made three key appointments at governance level. Gray, an eminent orthopaedic surgeon, has become chairman of Southern Cross Hospitals, replacing Jeff Todd who is stepping down as chairman but will remain director. Hawkins and Verbiest join the Southern Cross Medical Care Society board. Hawkins is chairman of Watercare Services and was an independent director of Fonterra Co-operative Group until 2007. Verbeist was group general counsel and member of Telecom’s senior executive team from late 2000 through to June 2008.

David Ireland
Ireland has been appointed as the new chair of the Association of Superannuation Funds of New Zealand (ASFONZ), an independent, not-for-profit member organisation founded in 1969 to promote workplace savings in New Zealand. partner at law firm Kensington Swan, he replaces outgoing chairman John Melville of consulting actuary firm Melville Jessup Weaver.

Mark Klouwens, Trudie von Huben
Landcare Research’s carboNZero programme has made two senior appointments. Klouwens, most recently involved with regional Asia Pacific marketing and business unit management, becomes international business manager. Von Huben joins the fast growing team in Auckland as New Zealand sales manager. She was most recently an independent management consultant.

Iain Abercrombie
Wool Partners International, the registered name for the organisation that is creating new industry platform for New Zealand wool growers, has appointed Abercrombie as its chief executive officer. Born and educated in New Zealand, he has international marketing and business development experience in the food and liquor industries and has had close associations with the All Blacks and with the 1992 America’s Cup campaign.

Murray Jordan
General manager – property development at Foodstuffs (Auckland) for the past four years, Jordan moves into the role of general manager – retail sales and performance. He takes over from Mark Baker, who will remain with the company til March next year.

Grant Webster
Tourism Holdings has appointed Webster as its new chief executive officer, following Trevor Hall’s decision to stand down from the role effective December 2008. Webster is currently chief operating officer of the Tourism Leisure Group. Hall will remain involved in management of the group until the end of March 2009.

Peter Monk
Most recently general manager – Fly Buys, Monk has been appointed CEO of business intelligence and data warehousing consultancy Knoware. He is also on the boards of Positively Wellington Tourism and The Wellington Spring.

Rory MacGillycuddy
A former corporate banking executive with ASB Bank, MacGillycuddy is now CEO at Central Capital Management in Hamilton with responsibility for raising $50 million for the company’s new private equity fund over the next 12 months.

Steve Harrop
Harrop brings wealth of experience to the newly-created role of general manager for the Wild Rock Wine Company. He has worked in the New Zealand wine industry since 2003 after returning from 10 years working in France and China.

Marcos Mota
Recall New Zealand has promoted Mota to general manager. An employee since 2000, he has held senior leadership roles in sales and marketing and business development in Brazil, his homeland, and Sweden.

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