Mark Bateson has been appointed general manager of Miele New Zealand. Bateson replaces Steven Bellamy, who is transitioning back to Australian operations as logistics director.
For the last two years, Bateson has held the role of director of operations ANZ. Bateson jointed the Miele team six years ago as director for human resources before transitioning to customer service and logistics.
His career before Miele included time with Mars Confectionary, Kraft Foods and Treasury Wine Estate.
Miele managing director ANZ, Sjaak Brouwer, said: “I am thrilled to see Mark receive this well- deserved appointment to General Manager Miele New Zealand. During Mark’s time with us he has demonstrated strong commercial and leadership skills and his experience across many aspects of our business will undoubtedly bring a wealth of knowledge and skills to our New Zealand subsidiary.”
“I have every confidence that, under Mark’s leadership, Miele New Zealand will continue going from strength to strength – that is our commitment to our local business partners, colleagues and customers alike.”
“I would like to also acknowledge the significant contribution of Steven Bellamy during his two-year tenure. Steven has had an incredible impact on our continued growth with our business partners and our Miele NZ team in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch We are delighted to welcome Steve back to Miele Australia as Logistics Director to lead the business during this exciting time of strong growth for the brand,” Sjaak added.