Magazine article New Zealand Management

Inbox: An Accomplished Performer

Magazine article New Zealand Management

Inbox: An Accomplished Performer

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Hamish McBeath, general manager of Pacific Coilcoaters, was announced as NZIM Northern region's Young Executive of the Year at a recent function in Auckland. Held in conjunction with NZIM's mid-year graduation ceremony, the evening also featured Nikki Kaye, MP for Auckland Central, as guest speaker (see below).

The Northern judging panel said this year's competition was particularly fierce, describing McBeath as "a standout executive from a group of excellent candidates".

McBeath began his career in the New Zealand Navy as a trainee officer, and says his military training taught him that you must set the example and earn the respect of the people you lead. After leaving the Navy he joined Fletcher Building's Pacific Steel Group as a shift manager at Pacific Wire, where he put his beliefs about building high-performing teams into practice. He progressed to operations manager and then sales manager for the Wire Division, designing and implementing the Pacific Wire business restructure, resulting in its ongoing viability.

He then led the sales and marketing turnaround of the wider Pacific Steel Group as group sales and marketing manager. By 2009, this business had risen to become the highest-earning business unit in Fletcher Building. …

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