UPFRONT Managers on the move

Stephen Macliver
Stepping into the hot seat at law firm Belly Gully, new chief executive Stephen Macliver knows exactly what his priorites will be. From his current abode in Melbourne, Australian-born Macliver tells Management his hitlist includes entrenching and further developing Bell Gully’s market position as the “best” law firm in New Zealand and continuing to position and reinforce Bell Gully as the “firm of first choice” for clients here.
He will, he says, also work on continuing to attract, develop and retain the best talent at all levels to firmly position Bell Gully as an employer of choice.
While maintaining strong focus on the firm’s primary market in New Zealand, Macliver says he’ll also pursue opportunities arising out of the corporate activity increasingly being conducted on trans-Tasman basis.
Macliver, who has 20 years’ management experience in the United Kingdom, European, Asian and Australian legal markets, takes over this month from Maggie Callicrate who returns to the United States after heading the New Zealand firm for the past three years.
Outside of work, Macliver is an avid wine enthusiast and collector, and takes keen interest in fitness, photography, aboriginal art, opera and travel.

Mark Rushworth
Internet service provider ihug has appointed Rushworth as it new chief executive officer. Previously group operations manager for Aquiline Holdings, Rushworth has also worked for Telecom in various management roles including as mobile marketing manager.

Sunil Vather
Vather succeeds Dr Allan Nichols as chief executive of Building Research late August when Nichols retires after 12 years with the organisation. Dr Vather joins from Industrial Research where he was general manager of science strategy.

Tim Hammond
Auckland City’s water and wastewater utility Metrowater has appointed Hammond to the newly created role of risk manager, in line with the organisation’s goal of becoming risk management focused. Hammond’s past experience includes time with BNZ and BP Oil.

David Christy, Lee Ward
Two new appointments for Unisys for the Asia Pacific region of its outsourcing and infrastructure businesses: Christy will lead business development and Ward is general manager service delivery.

Tim Howe, Mark Croudace
Ernst & Young New Zealand has appointed two new partners: Howe (left) who is part of the company’s corporate finance team, based in Christchurch and Croudace who is national director of business development and is based in Auckland.

Ucok Cemerlang
Cemerlang has been appointed as Garuda Indonesia’s general manager New Zealand and Pacific Islands to drive the airline’s expansion in this region. He has past experience with Garuda in Sydney, Perth, Bali, Jakarta and Japan.

Jenny Bentley
Bentley takes up her new position as Victoria University’s director, facilities management, mid-August. She is currently director of community services at the Upper Hutt City Council and has wide-ranging experience in managing and operating complex community services and buildings.

Michelle Ching
Rydges Hotels & Resorts has appointed Ching as national sales manager – corporate and government with responsibility for key account management, business acquisition, tenders/contracting and negotiations. She was most recently sales director with Yahoo! South East Asia.

Peter Thirkell
Professor Thirkell has been appointed pro vice-chancellor and dean of the Faculty of Commerce & Administration at Victoria University for two and half year fixed term. He was head of the School of Marketing & International Business for three years and head of the Marketing Group at Victoria for nine years.

Kaila Colbin
PR and marketing consultancy Communicate IT has appointed Colbin as PR consultant. She has 10 years of PR, sales and marketing management experience and was previously general manager of IsArt, national US-based jewellery distribution company.

Alex Tan
Tan, specialist in fraud investigations both within New Zealand and internationally, has joined the investigations and forensic services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an associate director.

Clyde Rogers
Rogers has been appointed group manager of the Auckland Regional Council’s new economic development unit. He has over two decades of experience in economic development and local government in the Auckland region, including the past 11 years as chief executive of Enterprise Waitakere.

Gordon Wong
Wong replaces Saul Cannon as TelstraClear’s general counsel and company secretary. He joins the company with past experience in the telecommunications sector and in the regulatory field having been commercial partner at two of New Zealand’s leading law firms.

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