Hallenstein Glasson has named its new CEO that will head the business, following long-time CEO Graeme Popplewell's resignation in November. The former president and managing director of Toys 'R Us Japan, Mark Goddard, is taking over the reins of the apparel company.
After dedicating 45 years of his working life to two of New Zealand's best known retail brands, Hallenstein Glasson CEO Graeme Popplewell is stepping down. Popplewell was appointed managing director of Hallensteins in 2010 and group chief executive in 2011. He will leave the company at the end of this year.
The owner of award-winning Gore store Carvin Streetwear is moving into a new role outside of retail. Chanelle Purser will be team leader for Hokonui FM and senior account manager for NZME in Gore, while the store's manager Jess Pulham will take over full management of the store.
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In more than 35 years, Mike Parsell has taken Michael Hill International from three stores to more than 300. The Brisbane-based chief executive has been with Michael Hill International since the Whangarei days, but now after 16 years at the top, he is stepping down.