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New Zealand senior leadership team

Led by our Managing Director, Craig Wilson, our Leadership Team is structured to effectively deliver our promise of making businesses better and homes safer by creating safer, healthier and more hygienic places to work and live.

They work together to ensure our teams are performing well alongside one another and contributing to the overall success of our company.

Managing Director - NZ/Fiji

  • Craig Wilson - Craig took over as New Zealand Managing Director in October 2013 after being the Rentokil Initial Finance Director, Pacific for 18 months. Craig has previously held senior roles with both Vodafone and Life Pharmacy in the NZ and Sainsbury’s in the UK. Craig is married with two kids and enjoys spending time with family at the beach, sailing, playing golf, riding bikes and cheering on the Auckland Blues.

Financial Controller - NZ & Fiji

  • Katy Stark - Katy joined Rentokil initial in 2014 and has experience in various accounting and commercial roles over the past 20 years.

Head of Sales Operations and Marketing - NZ & Fiji

  • Kennedy Short - Kennedy joined Rentokil Initial in 2009, starting in National Accounts, she has since worked as part of the UK, Australian and New Zealand Marketing Team. Kennedy enjoys travelling, wining and dining and spending time with friends, family and her beautiful Retriever Collie.

Safety, Health & Environment Business Partner - NZ/Fiji

  • Suzanne Restieaux - Suzanne joined Rentokil Initial in 2015 and has been in Health & Safety for 6 years with a background in Operations, Customer Service, Administration, Account Management and also served 12 years in the New Zealand Navy. Suzanne enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren as well as traveling both within New Zealand and overseas, with the dream of retiring up North and living off the grid.

Human Resources Business Partner - NZ/Fiji

  • Karen Dumper - Karen joined Rentokil Initial in 2014. She has worked in HR for over 20 years across a variety of industries including not-for-profit, local government, health, manufacturing and the apparel trade. Karen has 2 children who keep her busy with variety of activities including ballroom dancing which is a family passion. Karen enjoys every opportunity to take in fresh air, sunshine and spend time with the family.

IT Manager - NZ/Fiji

  • Robert Carson - Robert Joined Rentokil initial in 2005 as a support engineer, taking the Management reigns within IT for New Zealand and Fiji in 2009. With a further 10 years in the NZ supermarket industry (FMCG) across various management roles, Robert has a strong customer first focus when bringing IT to our business and customers alike. In down time Robert spends quality time chasing his 2 boys around who love to help mow lawns / stack firewood and dig holes in mums vegie garden.

Head of Operations - NZ/Fiji

  • Jon Thompson - Jon has the longest tenure of the New Zealand SLT and has been with Rentokil Initial for over 30 years. Jon has worked for Rentokil Initial across the world including Asia, Europe, and the UK. Despite killing things for a living, Jon is an avid conservationist and spends much of his time eco-sourcing native plants and regenerating his bush properties. He also volunteers for predator control initiatives to bring back the birdsong to NZ bush.

Head of National Accounts - NZ

  • Nik Boeinghoff - Nik joined Rentokil Initial in 2014 and has been managing business units across a variety of industries for the last 20 years including HVAC/Refrigeration, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Tools and Integrated Security Solutions. Outside of work Nik enjoys spending time with his kids, playing golf, cycling and listening to music, Pink Floyd in particular.

Regional Manager - Auckland

  • Raj Singh - Raj has over twenty years industry experience and has held a variety of senior roles within Rentokil Initial including Sales, Operations and General Management.

Regional Manager - Lower North Island

  • Kavindra Ram - Kavin joined our Fiji Business in 2002, and has held a variety of senior roles since, taking on the role of Regional Manager for the Lower North Island in 2016.

    Kavin holds various Pest Control qualifications, is a member of PMANZ and is a motorcycle enthusiast.

Regional Manager - South Island

  • Chris Smith - Chris is based in Christchurch and has been with Rentokil Initial since 2014. Chris comes from a Sales and Management background having managed businesses and teams at Arnotts & B.A.T. Chris is mad on all sports particularly fishing, rowing and rugby and is is a proud Highlanders and Crusaders supporter. A big family man, Chris has two daughters and 2 grandsons and his favourite place in the world is Twizel.


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