New Appointments: September 2022

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BBN’s guide to new people and new roles across business in the Bay.

This month we feature:

Bonnie Pitchford

Sharp Tudhope Lawyers are delighted to announce the promotion of Bonnie Pitchford to Senior Solicitor.  Bonnie has established herself as an integral part of our property team and strives to consider clients’ long term interests and the effects of today’s decisions upon tomorrow’s outcomes.

Partner, Hamish Murray says, “Bonnie has shown a real talent for networking and her dedication to Sharp Tudhope, her work and her clients is obvious. This is a well-deserved promotion and we look forward to supporting her continued growth.”

Darcy Simonis

Tauranga-based Agri-tech company, Bluelab has announced the appointment of Darcy Simonis as Chief Revenue Officer.

Darcy brings more than two decades of extensive global experience in B2B and B2C sales, sales operations, and marketing. With proven success steering vision, strategy expansion, and revenue for instrumentation companies like ABB and Pentair, Darcy will help to ignite the team to maximise performance and deliver on ambitious goals.

Her experience in the food and beverage industry gives a unique perspective on the challenges of food production, which has a natural alignment with the company’s business purpose: The Art of Growing for a Healthier World.

Gareth Brown and Matthew Laing

First Mortgage Managers Limited (FMML), manager of First Mortgage Trust (FMT), has appointed Gareth Brown as the new Head of Treasury and Matthew Laing as Wholesale Investment Manager.

Gareth is highly experienced in treasury management having previously been the Head of Financial Markets and Treasury Risk at a major bank. He also spent two years in treasury and risk management with an accountancy and advisory business. Recently Gareth has been operating his own advisory company providing financial market and treasury advice to banks which included advising on ESG processes.

Matthew Laing joins the investment team in Auckland as Wholesale Investment Manager. Matthew has extensive experience and knowledge in the investment and financial industry.

Paul Bendall, CEO, says, “These appointments reflect our desire to expand our funding footprint on a national basis. As an active fund manager, First Mortgage Trust is constantly reviewing the NZ market to ensure we optimise our investors’ returns on their investments. The introduction of these two roles will ensure we continue to provide our investors a great customer experience and good outcomes, which remain at the heart for what First Mortgage Trust has done for the last 26 years.”

Jono Jones

September marks a new chapter for Bluelab. After 22 years, Greg Jarvis has announced he’s stepping aside as CEO, and announced Jono Jones as the new CEO. His clarity of purpose, vision and ambition for Bluelab’s future made him the successful candidate.

Driven by the vision of a healthier world for all, Jono is committed to helping the world grow more with fewer resources.

Jono joined Bluelab in 2015 as Product Development Manager and spent the past few years as Chief Product and Innovation Officer. In this role, Jono drove Bluelab’s growth and strategic direction with his unique insights and customer empathy.

Mark Mcilroy

Transport Works Group New Zealand is happy to announce Mark Mcilroy as the newest director of the business alongside Danyul Gleeson. Mark has been the GM of New Zealand for the past 18 months and will continue this role as well as taking on the director responsibilities.

Mark has a passion for the freight industry and helping Transport Works current and potential clients gain efficiencies and savings through the use of technology and continuous improvement strategies.

Transport Works Group covers all aspects of the supply chain in domestic and international freight covering ambient, temperature controlled and warehousing. The company has an ‘on the ground’ presence in New Zealand, Australia and the USA

Related: New appointments across the region

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