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Phil Norman Appointed to Loyalty New Zealand Board

Phil Norman Appointed to Loyalty New Zealand Board

Loyalty New Zealand, the company that runs the successful Fly Buys programme, has appointed ex-chairman of Xero Limited, Phil Norman, as the new independent chairman of the board. He will replace David Newman who has served as independent chairman of the Loyalty New Zealand board for the last six years.

CEO Lance Walker expressed his thanks and best wishes to outgoing chair David Newman who he says has made a significant contribution to the company during a period of growth and expansion.

Loyalty New Zealand has been on a mission to strengthen its position as New Zealand’s loyalty experts having recently launched LAB360, a full service data and direct marketing agency, and a bespoke loyalty management system to complement the hugely successful Fly Buys coalition loyalty programme, which has been recognised as world class.

Mr Walker explains, “Loyalty New Zealand is on an exciting journey. We have a particularly strong focus right now on innovation and technology to help us further build on our customer insight and data capabilities and provide loyalty programme services outside of Fly Buys”.

“We are delighted that a person of Phil’s calibre and experience has been appointed to help us realise Loyalty New Zealand’s aspirations as we move through an exciting new stage in the company’s development,” says Mr Walker.

Mr Norman brings a wealth of experience to the role and is well placed to help drive Loyalty New Zealand’s focus on technology and innovation. He was the founding chairman of NZX-listed Xero Limited, one of New Zealand’s most successful technology companies of recent times, and currently serves as chairman of VMob Limited, a NZAX-listed software company that provides marketing platform services to mobile network operators; chairman of Nextspace Limited, a 3D software visualisation company; chairman of ViFX Systems Limited, a software virtualisation consultancy and managed services provider; director of Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Limited (REANNZ), a Crown-owned company that provides advanced network services to universities and Crown research institutes; and a director of AUT Enterprises Limited, the commercialisation company for AUT University.

Mr Norman says, “I welcome the opportunity to contribute to an exciting period of growth for Loyalty New Zealand, increase value for shareholders and build on the company’s success.”

Mr Norman will begin his term on 1 May.


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