Principal of a consultancy providing strategic and mentoring support for boards and executives, as well as Interim CEO services specialising in change management. Cath is a Company Director of three external organisations. Author of business book Receiving Orders: Caught in the Corporate Crossfire, published November 1999.
Cath’s previous roles have included:
* Chief Executive Officer of the Ellerslie Flower Show.
* General Manager of National Women’s Hospital, Australasia’s largest women’s hospital.
* An Executive Director of Fletcher Challenge Steel Group.
* Interim CEO of three significant organisations.
* Corporate Executive for the Australasian Whitcoulls group including General Manager of Angus and Robertson Bookworld (Australia’s largest book retailing business – a 150 store nationwide chain that included 80 franchised stores).
* Her management history includes several significant national industrial relations, customer service, sales & marketing and operational management roles.
CA, CMA, FNIZM, AMP 86
Currently the Managing Director of De Winter International, an IT & T recruitment and HR company, Jeff has many years of business and industry experience at senior management level. In his experience the leading contributor to an organisation's success is the collective capability of its people, hence his interest in human capital development.
Jeff is a Chartered Accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Management, and Harvard Business School alumni.
Senior Positions Jeff has held include: Chief Executive - NZ Dairy Group, Managing Director - Fletcher Fishing Ltd, Chief Executive - Affco Ltd, Principal- Sibson & Company, Chief Executive -NZ Wool Board, Chief Operating Officer- ViaLactia Biosciences Ltd. He has also been a Director of: Datacom, Mercury Energy Ltd, Bay Of Plenty Fertiliser Ltd and Excell Corporation. He is a member of the: Institute of Directors, New Zealand Institute of Management, The Institute of Chartered Accountants, Human Resources Institute of New Zealand, Recruitment and Consultant Services Assn, The New Zealand Computer Society and the New Zealand Software Association.
Jude has run several multinational companies both in New Zealand and across Asia Pacific, amongst them Elizabeth Arden, Hallmark and recently CEO of Kellogg's.
Recently Jude has founded The Robin Hood Foundation in New Zealand to enable create partnerships between the business and non profit sectors.
To date the Robin Hood Foundation lists some of New Zealand's leading companies and non profits as partners that will work together to make a difference to lives of New Zealanders in the youth, health and welfare sectors www.robinhood.org.nz
MS Marketing (Northwestern); MS, PhD (Sarajevo)
Dr Juric specialises in Marketing Strategy. She has considerable experience in both marketing consulting and marketing education in Europe, USA and New Zealand.
Biljana was a Fulbright Scholar and completed her Masters in Marketing at the Kellogg School at Northwestern University in the US.
PhD Colorado State University; ME, BE and BSc
Pete is currently Chief Executive Officer of Manukau Institute of Technology. He was formerly the Dean of the School of Engineering at Auckland University, with a faculty of over 200 staff and 2000 students and also formerly was a Director of Uniservices (the University of Auckland's intellectual property realisation company), the Science Commissioner on the NZ National Commission for UNESCO and a Member of the Royal Society of NZ Technology Advisory Group.
For the ten years prior to his appointment to his current role in 1998, he worked in the U.S. for Johnson Controls Inc, a US$12 billion global corporation. Originally in an industrial research role with Johnson's Controls Group, Pete became director of technology and support, and then strategic programme implementation, prior to his return to New Zealand.
Peter's industrial experience is supported by more than ten years of academic and research roles which focused on the application of technology and artificial intelligence systems to the management and control of buildings.