Rick Ellis, former CEO at TVNZ, has been appointed as the managing director of EDS New Zealand.
Ellis has previous experience in the industry as managing director of Wang UK and general manager of Wang New Zealand. He was CEO of TVNZ from 1998 to 2002 and has held a number of sales and marketing roles throughout his career.
Former CEO Robert Gray stepped down in May, although he has continued to work at EDS until his replacement was found. Gray will work in a part-time capacity to assist Ellis with the particular brief of helping the New Zealand company to grow.
Gray joined the company in 1995 as director of operations, and was sales director before he moved into his present position.