On the move

Paul Martin
Foreign exchange investment company NZ Currency Concepts (NZCCY) has appointed Martin as senior trader. An experienced FX currency trader, primarily with Citibank in London and Merrill Lynch in London and Singapore, Martin has run his own private investment/trading company in New Zealand since 2001.

Philip Robinson
A major overhaul of liquor legislation by the Law Commission will be the focus of work for Robinson, who has been elected as chairman of Distillers Association of New Zealand. General manager of drinks importer and distributor Maxxium New Zealand, he succeeds Allen McComick who has stood down after seven years as chairman, but is to continue his involvement with the association as vice-chairman.

Ruth Colenso
Member-owned health insurer Accuro has appointed Colenso as its chief executive officer. Most recently general manager marketing and financial protection at AXA, she has held senior roles with Bank of New Zealand and brings international experience in both strategy and business leadership to her new position.

Vince Barry
Most recently general manager with the Canterbury District Health Board, Barry takes on the newly created role of CEO of Pegasus Health later this year ahead of the departure of current managing director Dr Paul McCormack. former mental health clinician who entered health management in 1993, his clinical background is said to be important for an organisation focused on clinical leadership.

Ben Robinson, Paul Whiston, Philip Deason
Electronic payments provider Paymark has announced three key appointments. Robinson, previously head of business operations, has been promoted to chief information officer (CIO). Whiston, recently returned to New Zealand from the United Kingdom where he was general manager international for the Simpl Group, is head of business development and customer relations. Deason, initially the company’s commercial manager, moves to his new role as head of payment and channel marketing.

Donal Curtin
Curtin has been appointed as deputy chairman of the Commerce Commission for five-year term. He succeeds David Caygill, who stepped down as deputy chairman upon his appointment as Electricity Commission chairman. Curtin, current member of the Commerce Commission, is also monetary policy adviser to the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee, managing director of Economics New Zealand, and chairman of the boards of Public Trust, and Mint Asset Management.

Bradley Burnett
New Zealand-owned management company Blackstone Group has appointed Burnett to the new role of general manager with responsibility for management and expansion of its portfolio of accommodation offerings. Previous hotel industry experience in the UK and New Zealand includes management roles with the Westin Auckland, SKYCITY Entertainment Group and the Heritage Hotels.

Yvonne Davie
NZX has announced Davie’s appointment as head of business for managed funds research house FundSource. Head of sales for Smartshares for the past three years, Davie has also held roles with number of New Zealand based fund managers.

Kerry McDonald
McDonald, Bank of New Zealand’s chairman for the past 11 years, and director for 17 years, is to step down from both positions on November 7. John Waller, non-executive director of the bank, has been appointed chairman designate and takes over when McDonald leaves.

Tenby Powell, Mark Powell
Former Hirepool managing director Tenby Powell has become chief executive of the newly created holding company for Hirepool, New Zealand Rental Group, formerly Rakino Group. Mark Powell, previously Hirepool’s commercial manager, has been promoted to general manager. As part of the restructure five regional managers – all internal appointments – have also been announced: Mark Gregory (Auckland North), Dave Constable (Central North Island), Paul Raymer (Wellington, Manawatu and Hawkes Bay), Ross Dale (Upper South Island) and Steve Chave (Lower South Island).

CORRECTION: David Mackenzie, Bruce Irvine
August’s On The Move contained incorrect information on David Mackenzie. He has been appointed as chairman of Christchurch International Airport (CIAL), one of Christchurch City Holdings’ subsidiary companies. Bruce Irvine remains as chairman of CCHL. We apologise for any confusion.

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