Movers and shakers

30 May, 2014 5:30am
2 minutes to read
Bill Kermode. Bill Kermode.
Bill Kermode.

Plus4 Insurance Solutions, the national insurance broking and financial adviser group, has announced that Invercargill-based advisers Grant Maddison and Steve Oliver have joined the group, extending its presence in Southland and the Central Lakes District.

The NEXT Foundation announced the appointment of Bill Kermode as its chief executive. Kermode is a founding director of Direct Capital, one of New Zealand's most experienced private company investors. He has worked there for 20 years, during which time it invested in excess of $800 million in more than 60 companies.

Ecommerce company EstarOnline has appointed Richard Berridge as executive account manager, to advise New Zealand and Australian brands on how to maximise their online and mobile retail channels.

New Zealand's leading analytical testing laboratory, Hill Laboratories, has appointed Jill Rumney as client services manager for the Food and Bioanalytical division.


Sovereign has appointed Pieter Breytenbach as head of claims. Breytenbach has 20 years' experience in the insurance industry.

Matt Carter will be joining Comworth Technologies as a lower North Island account manager. Carter's previous experience includes channel development, account management and specialist product roles across a range of IT and telco roles.

Suzie Thumath has joined executive recruiters Convergence Partners in a specialist research, mapping and sourcing capacity.

Co-operative Business New Zealand has appointed Ian Macintosh as its new chief executive based in Auckland. Born in the UK, the experienced trade executive and community volunteer brings international experience to the country's co-operatives' champion, having worked in the Netherlands, Southeast Asia, Canada, and Australia, as well as New Zealand.

CONTACT USFor a free inclusion in Movers & Shakers please send appointment notices to


Currency converter:


More from Business