Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


New Chief Executive Appointed

AUCKLAND, 16 May 2001 - The Chairman of Fletcher Building Limited, Dr Roderick Deane, today announced the appointment of Ralph Waters as the new Chief Executive of Fletcher Building Limited.

Mr Waters' appointment will be effective in early June, when the Interim Chief Executive, Michael Andrews, will step down.

In announcing the appointment, Dr Deane said that Mr Waters' track record in managing major change and improving business performance was very impressive.

"Ralph's most recent experience as the Managing Director of Email, in Australia, highlights his exceptional ability to initiate and drive change that leads to substantial performance gains.

"In his role as Managing Director, and following a strategic review, Ralph successfully implemented Email’s programme of focussing on growth of core businesses and divesting non-core assets."

His appointment as Chief Executive of Fletcher Building followed a highly competitive international search.

"We had some impressive candidates to choose from, both nationally and internationally. The Board is delighted that we have been able to secure such a high calibre candidate who has a strong background in managing complex business transactions."

"Ralph is a very energetic and focused person. The Board has met with him several times and we are confident he will provide the type of enthusiasm and focus that will drive real value within Fletcher Building," said Dr Deane.

Prior to his appointment as Managing Director of Email, Mr Waters was Email's Group General Manager of Major Appliances, where he was able to turn around the performance of the Group. Previously he

lead Email's Industrial Products Division and also spent time working for United Technologies Corporation in a variety of roles.

"Once again, Ralph's extensive manufacturing, marketing and distribution knowledge combined with his building and steel industry experience have made him an ideal candidate for this role," said Dr Deane.




1983 - 2001 EMAIL LIMITED

May 1998 - Feb 2001 Managing Director

Apr 1995 - Apr 1998 Group General Manager - Major Appliances

Jul 1987 - March 1995 Group General Manager - Industrial Products

Nov 1983 - Jun 1987 General Manager - Planning


Carrier Airconditioning Pty Ltd, Sydney
Mar 1981 - Nov 1983 National Sales and Marketing Manager

Elliot Turbomachinery Ltd, UK

Jul 1979 - Feb 1981 District Manager - Middle East, London

Aug 1977 - Jun 1979 Sales Engineer - UK and Europe, London

Carrier Airconditioning Pty Ltd

Apr 1976 - Jun 1977 State Manager - South Australia

Jan 1974 - Mar 1976 State Manager - Western Australia

Feb 1970 - Dec 1973 Sales Engineer and Senior Sales Engineer - Victoria

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news