New Zealand treasury outsourcing business, ETOS has announced today (Wednesday 19th December) that Chief Executive Officer, Lesley Mitchell will hand over the reins of the business to Chief Operating Officer, Bruce Edhouse, effective from 1st January 2019.
ETOS Board chairman, Roger Kerr commented: “Lesley will continue to be actively involved in the business as a Board Member and Executive Director focused on client relationship management. However, after seven years as CEO and a total of 18 years building the ETOS brand across New Zealand and Australia, she has decided to take a step back as part of a wider lifestyle change. We are delighted that Lesley will be working to support Bruce in the on-going growth and success of the business.”
Describing the move as part of a clear, long-term succession plan, Roger commented that the search for Lesley’s successor had been ‘extensive’. Bruce Edhouse joined ETOS six months ago, on his return to New Zealand after almost twenty years overseas. He has held a wide range of international treasury roles across Asia, Europe and US and brings a great depth of expertise in the global market.
“Lesley was instrumental in Bruce’s appointment, ensuring that her successor was a good fit from a business and values perspective. Bruce has the full confidence of the Board,” said Roger Kerr. “We wish both Bruce and Lesley every success in their new roles.”
Lesley Mitchell commented: “Bruce has my full support as the right person to take ETOS through to the next stage of its development. I’m excited to be working alongside him while turning my focus to building our client relationships and the business as a whole.”
For more information, contact:
Roger Kerr: 021 395 288
Bruce Edhouse: 021 442 041
Lesley Mitchell: 021 2891990