Metlifecare has announced the appointment of Richard Thomson to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Thomson will join the Metlifecare team in mid-September 2017 from his current role as Group General Manager Commercial with Air New Zealand.

“We are extremely pleased to have secured Richard’s executive talents for this critical role within the company,” says Chief Executive Officer Glen Sowry, who has also had experience in an executive role with Air New Zealand.

“Richard has strong leadership skills and an outstanding track record in driving innovation in complex operational and commercially competitive environments involving significant asset investment. These same dynamics which Richard has contributed to strongly at Air New Zealand, are becoming increasingly important in the retirement village sector and Richard will bring a depth of experience to the Metlifecare executive team which we look forward to sharing.”

Thomson has previously held roles with PwC and JPMorgan.

Current chief financial officer, Tristram van der Meijden will remain with the company until the end of September 2017 to enable a smooth transition.



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