New Zealand Management

Articles from October 2008

Business Turnaround: Rebooting a Retail Icon -- Rejuvenating Oroton; When Sally Macdonald Took over as CEO of Oroton Group in 2006, the Iconic Australian Brand Was in the Middle of a Major Restructure Following a Net Loss of A$9.1 Million. since Then Both Share Price and Profits Have Bounced Back Up. What Was the Turnaround Recipe?
Byline: Vicki Jayne Building on the strength of core brands (Oroton and Polo Ralph Lauren) while making the tough decision "to put the other kids in a foster home" was a big part of the turnaround tactic for the troubled Oroton Group, its CEO...
Cover Story : Balancing Board Control; Tim Watkin Looks at the Balance of Power on New Zealand Boards. Does the Chair Have Too Much Control, Too Little, or Are the Dynamics Pretty Much Right?
Byline: Tim Watkin When New York radio host William B Williams dubbed Frank Sinatra "chairman of the board" it was recognition that the New Jersey-born singer ruled the music business. He was the boss, the leader of the pack, the dominant force...
Economics : Taking an Economic Gamble
Byline: Bob Edlin Some news media early in August were highlighting optimistic Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry expectations that a post-drought farming recovery would give a boost to the economy. It would contribute to 2.3 percent real growth...
NZIM : Trend Spotting -- 11 Signs of a Successful CEO; There Is No More Critical Organisational Decision Than the Choice of Chief Executive. Kevin Gaunt Has Been Watching CEOs for Years, Both as a Management Consultant and as CEO of NZIM's Northern Region
Byline: Kevin Gaunt Observing chief executives in action has been part and parcel of my working life for a good many years. My roles in both general management and management consulting gave me the opportunity to observe a number of new chief...
Profile : HR Key for New GM; Tom Hart Has Been Appointed General Manager for Consulting Firm Sheffield, Freeing Up Christien Winter from Her Role as Managing Director to Allow Her to Resume Full-Time Consulting Work
Byline: Ellen Read Tom Hart has a sales and marketing background in the pharmaceuticals sector, rising to managing director of Astra and Astra Zeneca New Zealand and into the same position in Malaysia/Singapore, which he held from 2002-2006....
Rod McGeoch: Bridging TransTasman Relationships - Leading the Leadership Movement; Mark Peart Attended a Recent Australia-New Zealand Leadership Forum Event in Sydney and Caught Up with the Australian Co-Chairman Rod McGeoch. They Discussed the transTasman Relationship, Common Currencies and Why Australia Needs to Be a Little More Sensitive
Byline: Mark Peart There are few assets more prized among those working on the top-level advancement of the transTasman economic and trade relationship than Roderick (Rod) Hamilton McGeoch. This is chiefly because of his role as Australian co-chairman...
Sustainability: In the Dark on Emission Risks
Byline: Peter Neilson Go to your next shareholders' meeting and ask if the firm you own part of has assessed its emissions -- and has a plan to deal with them and their cost. It's likely you'll find only seven out of every 100 firms have even...
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