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The Lighting Council New Zealand has appointed Rob Tomkies as its chairman. Tomkies is managing director of Salepro of Wellington, which manufactures and distributes electrical and lighting products.

Emergent & Cod has appointed Peter Elliott as a consultant. He joins the firm following two years in finance and accountancy recruitment.

Design agency Dashwood Design has appointed Phoebe Johns to the role of senior designer.

Andrew Stephen has joined Optimation's security practice as a principal consultant. He has held IT security architect roles with Telecom and NZ Post, and was South Island network manager for ISP ihug.

Multichannel marketing company Touchpoint has appointed Zac Pullen as strategic partnerships manager. Pullen is the current chairman of the Marketing Association eMarketing Network.

Financial solutions provider, Dorchester Limited, has appointed Henry Lynch as chief executive of Dorchester Life, the company's insurance division. Most recently he was CEO for Catalyst Risk Management.