Trevor Thornton, Wayne Jackson, Murray Brewer
Grant Thornton NZ has made three senior appointments: Christchurch senior partner Thornton has been named chairman; Jackson, most recently been senior partner and director of Ernst & Young’s business advisory practice, has been appointed as chief executive; and Brewer, new director who joined the company in 2004, has been appointed to the taxation consulting division in the Auckland firm.

Mitch Cuevas
Cuevas has joined Ecostore, New Zealand’s leading manufacturer and marketer of sustainable household and personal care products, as chief executive Australasia. His executive career has spanned many leading FMCG companies including: Nabisco, Kelloggs, Unilever, Cadbury Schweppes, Fonterra Brands and Goodman Fielder.

John Baird, Owen Hallmark
Online banking service RaboPlus has recruited Baird as operations manager and Hallmark as marketing manager. Baird was previously project manager at AXA, and was also on the project team that established Kiwibank, while Hallmark was previously at The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand working on its brand and programme-specific advertising.

Steve Webster
Transfield Services has promoted Webster to executive general manager, facilities management. He has had previous senior management positions within Transfield Services, including managing the rail division. He succeeds Wayne Clapp,who is now executive general manager, development.

Maurice Prendergast
Comvita has appointed Prendergast, the managing director of Pumpkin Patch since 1993, as an independent, non-executive director to its board. Subject to Prendergast’s election at the company’s AGM in July, Comvita will run an expanded board of seven until 2009 when non-executive director Bill Bracks intends to retire.

Chris Quin
Telecom has announced that Quin, part of the Telecom team since 1991 and general manager of Gen-i in New Zealand for the past few years, has accepted the role of CEO Gen-i, with responsibility for operations across New Zealand and Australia.

Jasen Crompton
Joining Regus NZ from Regus UK, Crompton has been appointed as general manager for the company’s New Zealand operations. Prior to Regus, he worked for Nestlé and Vodafone UK in number of senior management roles.

Mat Hamlin
Health TV has appointed Hamlin as GM, as part of succession plan for senior management. Hamlin comes from sales and marketing background in New Zealand and the UK. Most recently he spent seven years with global brand representative SellAgence, in range of roles including Oral-B brand manager, Gillette marketing manager, sales manager (convenience channel) and new business manager.

Simon Moutter
Auckland Airport has appointed Moutter as its next chief executive, succeeding Don Huse, who has held the position for the past five years. Moutter’s most recent position was COO (business) at Telecom, where he led the company’s business customer operations in New Zealand and in Australia.

Linda McLain, Jodie Williamson, Cassandra Ellis
Three key appointments have been made to the University of Auckland’s human resources team: McLain, who was previously professional development centre manager at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia, as deputy director, staff and organisational development; Williamson as staff development manager in the staff and organisational development team; and Ellis as HR manager in the business school.

Chris Gudgeon
Kiwi Income Properties (KIPL) has appointed Gudgeon as its new chief executive, replacing Angus McNaughton who will be relocating within the CBA Group to Singapore. Gudgeon, who has over 20 years of experience in the New Zealand property industry, is currently GM (property) at Auckland International Airport.

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