19 Mar 2015

Business Briefs

2:09 pm on 19 March 2015

A round-up from Radio New Zealand's business reporters - New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association chief retires; Chair of Chorus steps down and a former Mainfreight director dies.

Chief executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association, John Walley, will retire at the end of the month, after 16 years in the role. The organisation is yet to appoint his replacement.

Chorus chair steps down

The chair of Chorus is stepping down at the end of the month. Sue Sheldon has been in the position since August 2011.

Independent director Jon Hartley has been appointed interim chairman.

Former Mainfreight chair dies

Mainfreight's former board chair, and long-serving director, Sir Don Rowlands died yesterday.

Group managing director, Don Braid, said Sir Don had a long association with Mainfreight, and made a significant contribution to the company's success and culture, leaving behind an enduring legacy.

VMob seeks dual listing

Mobile marketing firm, VMob, intends to seek a dual listing on the Australian Stock Exchange, by way of an initial public offering of shares.

It intends to consolidate its shares over the next three months, in preparation for the ASX listing and share float. The company said details will be provided shortly.