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The Parenting Place welcomes a new CEO

The Parenting Place welcomes a new CEO

A handover from one Bruce to another is taking place this week atThe Parenting Place. Bruce Anderson takes over the reins from Bruce Pilbrow, who has been at The Parenting Place for nine years and CEO for the last seven years.

Anderson was chosen from more than sixty applicants in a selection process facilitated on a pro bono basis by Kerridge and Partners.  He has an extensive background in finance and banking and he leaves the position of Head of NZ Management and Information Systems for the ANZ Bank.  He also has wide experience in the charity and NGO sector. Bruce is married to Tracy and has three boys, Glen 17, Derek 15, and Craig 12. 

Pilbrow, who is leaving to develop his new marketing business, is delighted to see his former colleague take his place. “Bruce Anderson and I used to work together years ago in another not-for-profit organisation. I was delighted to hear the Board selected him because he is a great guy. The Parenting Place will be in very safe and very competent hands.”

Pilbrow initially joined The Parenting Place (then known as Parents Inc.) as Marketing Manager, then became General Manager in 2005 before taking over from the founder of the organisation, Ian Grant, as the CEO in December 2006.  “It’s been quite a ride! The economic climate over the last few years has been tough for all charity organisations, so I am very proud to see the growth and impact The Parenting Place has had. We now have more than sixty staff, we run hundreds of parenting courses and other events, and have programmes in more than 90% of secondary schools. I think it is safe to say we are now the largest not-for-profit provider of parenting and family education in the country. 

Bruce Pilbrow, who also served as a Families Commissioner, will continue to keep an interest in The Parenting Place. “Amanda and I are still totally committed to improving family life in New Zealand. We will be presenting seminars for The Parenting Place and keenly supporting the new Bruce. It is inevitable that a new CEO will give different emphases and directions to the organisation; knowing the bloke that he is, I am sure Bruce Anderson is going to take The Parenting Place from strength to strength.” 

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