Articles tagged People on the move


On the move in the political economy this week, the Government appointed a former TranzRail CEO as the new chair of KiwiRail, Jenny Shipley is stepping down as the chair of Genesis Energy to be replaced by Barbara Chapman and Rabobank appointed a new head of wholesale.

Steve Maharey was appointed to chair Pharmac, Kim Campbell announced he was resigning as EMA CEO without a replacement, Therese Walsh is replacing Tony Carter as Air New Zealand chair next year, Co-op Money confirmed interim CEO Jonathan Lee as its permanent CEO and appointed Richard Westlake as a director, and LINZ announced a Land and Water Forum-type group to advise on High Country tenure review.

KiwiRail CEO Peter Reidy is moving to head Fletcher Building's troubled construction division and Trevor Janes is stepping down as KiwiRail chair. MBIE's James Stevenson-Wallace is replacing Carl Hansen as the Electricity Authority's CEO. Hamilton's former mayor Julie Hardaker will become the new chair of the Environmental Protection Authority to replace Kerry Prendergast and Simon Botherway is joining the board of the Guardians of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund. Transparency International appointed Julie Haggie to a newly created CEO role.

People on the move in and around the political this week included Reserve Bank Head of Communications Mike Hannah, Xero CFO Sankar Narayan, Australian media and casino mogul James Packer, former Fletcher Building chair Ralph Norris, former Landcorp chair Traci Houpapa and NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff.

John Campbell is moving to TVNZ, Spark appointed a new marketing director, Beingmate found a MD to Fonterra's relief, A2 Milk appointed the CEO of Jetstar as its new CEO, TSB appointed a new CEO after a very long search, the Greens found a new strategy director and Chris Hipkins moved put a commissioner into Unitec.

The big people moves in the political economy included Labour's Andrew Kirton, Fletcher Building's Ralph Norris, Synlait's John Penno, TradeMe's Jon Macdonald.

Vodafone New Zealand appointed Jason Paris as its new CEO to replace Russell Stanners, who is leaving after 13 years in the top job. The State Services Commission launched a 'manny-go-round' of five CEOs in the public service. Ralph Norris stepped down from another chairmanship (Contact) and Virgin Australia's John Borghetti pulled the pin in the wake of his long battle with Air New Zealand's Christopher Luxon.