New CEO for Gough Group

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Gough Group has announced the appointment of Liz Ward as its chief executive, following a highly competitive recruitment process

Keith Taylor, chair of Gough Group, says that Liz will lead the next phase of the organisation’s development.

"Liz brings a track record of leading and implementing transformational business change across a wide range of industries. Her customer-driven, results-focused approach, coupled with an inclusive leadership style will help build upon a strong organisational culture that delivers results," Keith says.

"Her significant executive and governance experience, together with her record of transformation and engagement, position her well to drive Gough Group’s strategic aims of creating exceptional customer experiences and inspiring our people."

Executive director Ben Gough sees the appointment of Liz as a clear statement of direction for the group. "The Gough Group must continue to lead our markets in the products and services we provide and do so across a range of platforms. Liz comes to us with a powerful record of innovation that will enable developments we believe our customers want to see."

Liz has previously held roles as CEO of Kennards Hire based in Sydney, executive director customer services for Sydney Trains, CEO of CentrePort, and significant executive positions in Telstra, Spark, and EDS.

She is an independent director on the board of Moana Fisheries and was previously director of the New South Wales Telco Authority. Liz will initially be based in the Hornby, Christchurch head office before moving to Auckland later in the year.

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