Christchurch businesswoman Mary Devine has been appointed managing director of Ballantynes. She will take over the position in February next year.
Ms Devine is the former chief executive of EziBuy and Max Fashions, and was also the managing director of Arthur Ellis.
She will take over from Richard Ballantyne, who has held the position for 14 years.
Mr Ballantyne will continue working for the company as a full-time executive director.