Ruth Richardson
Syft Technologies has invited Richardson, director of the company since June, to chair its board of directors. She takes the reins in August from interim chair Peter Cox. Richardson is also chair of Jade Software Corporation and director of Synlait.

Conor English
Previously commercial director of The Property Group, and before that chief executive officer of the New Zealand Property Institute, English has now been appointed chief executive of Federated Farmers.

Allan Freeth
Save the Children New Zealand has elected Freeth, chief executive officer of TelstraClear, as its next chairman. He succeeds Martin Hawes, who is unable to continue in the role because of changes to the organisation’s constitution. Hawes remains as SCNZ’s president. Freeth is also member of the Treasury Advisory Board and director of the Geological and Nuclear Science Crown Research Institute.

Brendan Lyon, Shari Carter, Richard Kirkland
Professional services firm Deloitte has admitted three new partners to its New Zealand partnership, bringing the firm’s full equity partners to 77. Lyon will be based in Auckland in the risk and assurance team; Carter in Christchurch in the accounting and advisory team, and Kirkland in Wellington in the enterprise risk services team.

Jaine Lovell-Gadd
Previously group manager of Auckland City Council’s property division, Lovell-Gadd has been appointed as director corporate and business services at Waitakere City Council, with responsibilty for risk management and governance matters.

Tamara Hazeltine
Tower Investments has appointed Hazeltine as business development manager for the company’s KiwiPlan range of KiwiSaver products. She has 12 years of experience in the financial services industry in sales and key relationship management.

Craig Grimshaw
Appello Services has appointed Grimshaw to head up the client relations team. Previously general manager partner relationships for start-up player in the funds management sector, he brings both international and domestic financial services experience to his new role.

Alan Gourdie, Frank Mount
Telecom New Zealand has made two key appointments to its executive team, Gourdie as chief executive officer retail, and Mount as group chief transformation officer. Gourdie has worked in senior leadership and consumer marketing roles in New Zealand, Singapore and Europe and was most recently managing director of Asia Pacific Breweries UK and European operations. Mount has held leadership roles with telecommunications companies across Europe, the United Kingdom and the US, and was most recently group CTO with Cable & Wireless plc.

Paul Harrison
BT Funds Management (NZ) has appointed Harrison as senior equity analyst to its New Zealand equity investment team. Most recently investment manager at Goldman Sachs JB Were, Harrison’s investment career spans 20 years.

Mike Reynolds
The appointment of Reynolds as chief executive officer is said to be major milestone for NZ Communications as it builds towards entering the market as New Zealand’s third mobile phone operator. Reynolds relocates from Singapore where he was president of StarHub, the country’s second largest info-communication company.

David Stewart
Currently chief financial officer and deputy CEO for Orange Slovakia, part of the France Telecom group, Stewart will relocate back to Auckland in September to take over as Yellow Pages Group’s new chief financial officer.

Jenny Macdonald
Flight Centre has promoted Macdonald to general manager of FCm Travel Solutions. Previously New Zealand chief financial officer, she has also been CFO for Flight Centre Australia’s retail division.

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