Magazine article New Zealand Management

Execs on the Move

Magazine article New Zealand Management

Execs on the Move

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Ralph Chivers

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Ralph Chivers as its new CEO. He has spent most of his working life in the telecommunications industry. He was the inaugural CEO of the Telecommunications Carriers Forum, led the initial stages of the ultrafast broadband initiative for Government, and more recently led the recovery of Telecom's business operations in Christchurch after the 22 February earthquake. He has also held a number of governance roles in community and voluntary organisations and was instrumental in the design and establishment of both NZICT Group and the Telecom Foundation.

Chivers says he is very excited to be taking on this role at a challenging time for directors. "The IoD is doing an excellent job of training and developing our governance professionals, but there is a collective recognition that there are opportunities to do more for our members, the companies they serve, and New Zealand as a whole."

Theo Spierings

Fonterra Co-operative has appointed Theo Spierings as its new CEO. He takes over from departing CEO Andrew Ferrier, effective September 26. Spierings brings 25 years of knowledge of the global dairy industry to Fonterra having managed dairy businesses across Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Geoff Taylor

Rural retailer Farmlands has appointed Geoff Taylor as its new general manager operations. With more than 25 years' experience in retail and farming, Taylor has worked with some of the country's leading retailers including Countdown/Foodtown, The Warehouse Group and Goldpine Industries.

Gabriel Makhlouf

Gabriel Makhlouf has been appointed as chief executive and secretary to the Treasury for a five-year term. …

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