HIANZ elects new president

Antony Smit, who's currently the chief operating officer of Hirepool, was unanimously voted to the position at a board meeting following HIANZ’s AGM

The Hire Industry Association of New Zealand Inc. (HIANZ) has a new president. 

Antony Smit succeeds Tim Mikkelsen who has stood down as president following 12 years in the role. During his term, Tim oversaw rapid growth and changes to the governance of the organisation, which is now recognised as one of the strongest industry lobby groups in New Zealand. Tim’s experience and knowledge will not be lost to the hire industry and he will continue to consult to the board in a past president role.

HIANZ elects new president

Antony has an extensive background and brings together more than 20 years of experience in the hire industry, including 10 years as Hirepool’s southern regional manager and prior to that experience in the Event Hire industry in the UK and New Zealand. He has a B.Com majoring in Supply Chain Management from Lincoln University. He takes on the position of president following several years of serving on the HIANZ board.

Antony is considered a strong leader and is well regarded by competitors, suppliers, and customers alike, qualities that will assist him well in his tenure as HIANZ president. He takes up the role immediately in conjunction with his senior executive position at Hirepool.

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