The Employers and Manufacturers Association has appointed Kim Campbell as its new chief executive, after it's previous representative was dismissed for making controversial comments about women.
Alasdair Thompson was sacked by the EMA board in July after saying women earn less then men because they take time off for their periods and to care for children.
Mr Campbell has worked for a variety of manufacturing and export businesses, including Masport, New Image and the Hong-Kong based Zuellig Group.
He has been a director of the EMA, a president of the Export Institute and a councillor of Business New Zealand.
He takes up the position from Monday.