Changes mark positive outlook

BBN’s guide to new people and new roles across business in the Bay To feature in New Appointments email us at new.appointments@bopbusinessnews.co.nz

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Dr Warren Parker

Quayside Holdings Ltd announces the appointment of Dr Warren Parker to the role of independent Chair, effective 1 November 2023. Dr Parker has been an Independent Director on Quayside’s Board since 2015 and has held various governance positions, including Chair of Pāmu, Chair of FarmIQ Systems Ltd, Director of Farmland Cooperative Trading Society and Chair of Forestry Ministerial Advisory Group.

Sir Robert McLeod, Quayside’s outgoing Chair, said, “We are delighted that Dr Parker will succeed me in the role of Chair.

Dr. Parker’s leadership, strategic thinking and clarity of purpose will steer Quayside into its next stage of growth.”

Abigail Pearce

Holland Beckett Law has promoted Abigail Pearce to the role of Associate.

Abigail began her career in Auckland litigation firms, before joining the litigation team at Holland Beckett Law in 2020.

Abigail specialises in family and employment matters and has been involved in many of the firm’s significant cases in these areas. She holds a Master of Laws from the College of Law specialising in Family Law, she also has specialist medicolegal knowledge.

Abigail is proud to be able to give back to her local community through her pro bono work with the Baywide and Tautoko Mai legal clinics.

Alex Elder

Holland Beckett Law has promoted Alex Elder to Associate.  Alex started his career at Holland Beckett Law in 2016 and the promotion comes after seven successful years at the firm.

Alex is an integral member of the Property and Commercial Team, specialising in a wide range of property and commercial matters with a particular emphasis on small to medium sized business and commercial property transactions.

Alex prides himself on being able to provide pragmatic advice to his diverse client base. Alex gives back to the Tauranga community by serving as a trustee on two prominent charitable trusts.

Aimee Fitzjohn

The Wave Agency introduces Aimee, our new General Manager, who originally joined us as Operations Manager in 2022.

Aimee’s expertise in seamless operations steers our ship smoothly, and we’re thrilled to have her at the helm guiding the way for Wave.

She shares, “Transitioning from the construction to the creative industry is an exciting challenge. I look forward to leading and supporting

Wave’s talented team, building on their successful journey.

“I thrive on challenges and I’m never short of one; with my new role, developing a new love for golf, riding my new motorbike, and guiding my teenage sons, I love it all!”

Jen Scoular

The House of Science Board has announced the appointment of Jen Scoular as a new director and Chair of the Board. Jen recently completed 12 years as CEO of NZ Avocado, following a diplomatic posting as Consul General and Trade Commissioner in Hamburg Germany and 9 years at Zespri. Her early career was in merchant banking in London.

Outgoing Chair Maria Livingstone says it is great to get someone of Jen’s calibre and experience on board, to support the continued growth.

Maria stays on as Treasurer, strongly endorsing the opportunity House of Science has to impact kids, providing fun, practical and exciting ways to enhance their learning.

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