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Movers and shakers: Peter Fletcher, Miles Fordyce, Alan Clist and Scott Houston

Movers and shakers: Peter Fletcher, Miles Fordyce, Alan Clist and Scott Houston

A roundup of the latest business technology executive appointments in New Zealand and Australia

Peter Fletcher
Peter Fletcher
Peter Fletcher is now Group Manager Information Technology at NZ Post Group. His previous roles included CIO at Westpac and Bank of New Zealand. He also worked at Barclays Bank, holding several executive roles, the latest of which was Co Chief Operating Officer - IT Production, Head of GRB Technology Centre based in Singapore.

Miles Fordyce is now technology manager at Auckland Transport, following more than three years as group technology manager at NZ Post.

Miles Fordyce
Miles Fordyce

Alan Clist joins Fonterra as QTC Programme Data Migration Manager. His previous roles included Programme Manager, Procure to Pay Project at KiwiRail, and GM, information systems at Transfield Services, New Zealand.

Alan Clist
Alan Clist

Richard Presling is now telephony engineer at Datacom Connect. Before this, he was the IT manager at First Assistance.

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Steve Hodgkinson is now director digital services and CIO for the Victorian Department of Human Services. He was previously the global Chief Analyst for Public Sector research and advisory services for the UK-based firm Ovum.

Steve Hodgkinson
Steve Hodgkinson

Prior to joining Ovum, Hodgkinson was the Director eGovernment Strategy & Policy and Deputy CIO for the Victorian State government in Melbourne. He was responsible for eGovernment and IT strategy across the State Government’s departments and agencies for 5 years.

Scott Houston joins ARANZ Geo’s Board of Directors. Houston, the former CTO of Weta Workshops, founded high performance cloud computing company GreenButton in 2006. GreenButton became the global leader in PaaS (Platform as a Service) enabling businesses to securely run software applications in the cloud with access to unlimited computing power. It was recently acquired by Microsoft.

“I’m excited to see how the cloud can further evolve ARANZ Geo’s technology,” says Houston. “I’m looking forward to adding value with my knowledge in the high performance cloud computing sector around the world.”

Scott Houston
Scott Houston

ARANZ Geo is well known as the developer of Leapfrog 3D geological modelling solutions for the mining, hydrogeology and geothermal industries that enable executives to make dramatically better decisions. ARANZ Geo has 100 staff around the globe with its R&D Centre and head office based in Christchurch.

“With Leapfrog now firmly established as the modelling tool of choice in our industry, we’re focusing on secure cloud-based applications to allow effective project collaboration across sites, offices and countries,” says Shaun Maloney, CEO of ARANZ Geo. “Scott’s insights into developing world-class, scalable technology solutions will be enormously valuable as we make this move and continue to develop new products and markets.”

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Ian Scherger is now chief marketing officer of advanced crime analytics software and services company Wynyard Group.

Ian Scherger
Ian Scherger

Scherger has more than two decades’ industry experience leading sales and marketing functions focussed on growing some of the world’s best-known technology brands. His past roles include executive positions at Vodafone Australia, Clear Communications, Telecom XTRA and Apple.

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“Ian has been involved with Wynyard since the beginning in an advisory capacity and now he will play a direct role as part of our executive team in driving our momentum, brand and product through our next exciting growth phase,” says Craig Richardson, Wynyard Group CEO.

Read more: Wynyard software to help bust criminal gang active in 34 states in the US

Ray Owen is the new head of Australia and New Zealand for Nokia Networks.

Ray Owen
Ray Owen

Born in the UK, Owen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of London. He has also obtained a Doctorate of Philosophy (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) from the University of Birmingham in the UK.

He reports to Paul Tyler, senior vice president of Asia Pacific at Nokia Networks.

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