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


Transfield Announces More Appointments

Transfield Announces More Appointments

Infrastructure maintenance company, Transfield Services, has made four key appointments following its acquisition of Serco Group’s New Zealand subsidiary, Serco Group NZ Limited.

Colin Smith has been appointed Operations Manager New Zealand, Facilities Management North. He is responsible for managing a range of property and asset management services in the North Island, with clients including government, local authorities and the commercial sector.

Prior to this Smith managed a portfolio of South Australian government assets in Adelaide. He has an Associate Diploma in Marketing from TAFE and has a Facilities Management Certificate from Melbourne University, Australia.

Murray Wansbrough has been appointed Operations Manager New Zealand, Facilities Management South.

Wansbrough is responsible for managing a range of property and asset management services headquartered in the lower North Island and South Island, including a number of national contracts based in Wellington. Major clients include Telecom New Zealand, AMP New Zealand Office Trust, Wrightson Limited and several city and district councils.

Prior to this, Wansbrough was General Manager Asset Management for Serco and has a postgraduate Diploma in Business Studies from Massey University.

Merv Jakes has been appointed Operations Manager, New Zealand Defence. Jakes is responsible for all defence contracts in New Zealand located in Whenuapai, Ohakea, Waiouru and Oamaru.

His role covers asset management, facilities management, support services, accommodation, catering management and water treatment.

Prior to his appointment, Jakes worked at Serco for two years as General Manager, Defence for Waiouru and Ohakea.

A qualified mechanical engineer, he worked primarily in the electro-mechanical manufacturing industry in New Zealand and the UK, prior to joining Serco.

Mark Hopwood has been appointed Operations Manager New Zealand, Infrastructure and is responsible for a range of professional services, roading, water and park contracts nationwide. Clients include Transit and various local authorities.

Prior to his appointment, Hopwood was a general manager at Serco and was responsible for traffic management, facilities management and professional services for a number of contracts.

A member of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), Hopwood has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Auckland and has just completed his MBA from Otago University.

© 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