New Zealand Human Resources Body Appoints New CEO

New Zealand Human Resources Body Appoints New CEO

The
Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) is pleased
to announce the appointment of Chris Till in the role of
Chief Executive Officer.

HRINZ is the professional body
for those involved in Human Resource Management and the
development of people. HRINZ represents the interests of
over 4000 individual members who make up 47% of the known
New Zealand HR market.

In the search for a new CEO the
HRINZ Board were looking for a candidate who could provide
HR thought leadership to inform the strategic direction,
inspire membership growth, develop value add member services
and raise the capability of the HR profession in New
Zealand.

HRINZ National President, Rachel Walker says
“This appointment is critical for HRINZ as we take our
profession to the next stage in terms of profile,
national/international influence and impact in the talent,
leadership and culture arenas in New Zealand.

We were
delighted with the high level of interest and the calibre of
applicants for the role but Chris brought a great balance of
skills which are a strong match to the HRINZ strategy and
revised business model. Chris comes to us with not only
knowledge of the profession, but the broader business acumen
needed to sustain the financial strength of the
Institute”.

Chris Till is currently the General Manager
of Human Resources at Christchurch City Council where he has
helped shape and steer culture and leadership for six years.
He continued to lead during the uniquely challenging period
of the Canterbury earthquakes and the aftermath of recovery,
rebuild and political turmoil.

He played the lead role in
shaping a remarkable and positive shift in staff engagement
at the Council into the top ten percent of Australasian
Local Government.

Chris is passionate about people, the
Human Resources profession and people’s right to
excellent, inspiring and values driven leadership. He is
totally committed to playing his role in supporting HRINZ,
its Board, its members and volunteers to excel as a credible
and highly regarded profession and essential business
partner across New Zealand.

Chris says, “I have spent my
whole HR career striving to make a positive difference to
people, their workplaces and their leadership. Now I have a
dream opportunity working with the HRINZ Board and a
multitude of important stakeholders, partners and
collaborators to enhance our institute, profile, profession
and its “voice of influence” across New Zealand. I feel
both excited and humbled to be taking up this challenge at a
time of such great opportunity for the Institute.

I find
it hard to imagine a more pivotal role in making a real
difference for people at work at this time. I look forward
to working and collaborating with colleagues right across
New Zealand and especially with the team in
Wellington”.

In his 30 years in people management Chris
has been an executive leader of the HR function for eighteen
years across a wide variety of sectors including Local
Government, Financial Services, IT, Telecommunications,
Government Defence, Medical Devices and Logistics. His
experience encompasses private, public and state owned
enterprises. His career has seen him working in the UK, the
Middle East, the US, Europe and, since 2005, New
Zealand.

British by birth Chris is also a proud New
Zealand Citizen. He holds a Master of Arts in Law from
Oxford University (St Edmund Hall), the Post Graduate
Diploma in Personnel Management and is a member of HRINZ and
the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the
UK.

Chris will commence as CEO on 24 February 2014
following the resignation of previous CEO, Beverley Main in
September
2013.

ends

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