Gavin Walker, Jonathan Ling
Walker and Ling have been appointed independent non-executive directors of ASB Bank. Walker currently serves on the boards of BT Investment Management and Lion Nathan National Foods and has previously been the chief executive of Bankers Trust Investment Bank in Sydney, and of Bankers Trust New Zealand. Ling has been Fletcher Building’s CEO and managing director since 2006. Current deputy chairman Jim Syme and independent director Rick Boven will both step down from the board this August.

Greg Pearse
In recognition of the size and complexity of its business, South Canterbury Finance has appointed Pearse, specialist treasury manager, as group treasurer. He will initially be on fixed term contract for three months.

Peter Bull
Formerly New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s regional director – Americas in Los Angeles, Bull has returned to Wellington as acting group general manager – corporate services. He will be responsible for NZTE’s finance, information technology, property and legal services.

Jonathan Hill
Greenstone Energy, the New Zealand-owned company which now owns and operates the retail and distribution assets of Shell New Zealand, has appointed Hill as its corporate communications manager.

Dave Larsen
Acknowledged last year as NZIM/Eagle Technology’s Young Executive of the Year, Larsen has been promoted to general manager of Rayglass Boats. He was previously the company’s sales and marketing manager.

Graeme Collier
Guardian Trust has appointed Collier as head of product management and marketing. He will also oversee product management and marketing for the investment products of sister brands within the Suncorp Life NZ group of Tyndall Investment Management NZ and Asteron.

Phil Hughes
Ryan Recruitment has appointed Hughes as human resources manager. He has held high level leadership and HR management roles in variety of organisations, including the military.

Justin Mowday
DDB New Zealand has appointed Mowday as its managing director, newly created role at the agency. Mowday will be responsible for leading the advertising agency’s business performance and key client relationships.

Bryan Thomson, Jo Clifford
Thompson, who has been Harcourts New Zealand CEO for the past eight years, has been appointed to the new role of head of real estate operations for Harcourts’ Australasian businesses with responsibility for the operation and growth in New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. Clifford, previously general manager of Harcouts NZ, has been promoted to chief operations officer, new position created in review following Thomson’s internal promotion.

Karen Taylor, James Grover
Trans-tasman law firm Duncan Cotterill has appointed Taylor, specialist in corporate lending, restructurings and debt capital markets, as an associate in its Christchurch office. Grover joins as an associate in the Nelson office where he will be part of the corporate and property team.

Cliff McCord
Specialist injury management company Wellnz has promoted McCord to Wellington manager. He takes over from Sarah Findlay, who will remain as shareholder.

Amanda Lawson
Insight Creative has appointed Lawson as account director in the design company’s Auckland office.

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