The Board of Gough Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Liz Ward as its Chief Executive, following a thorough and highly competitive recruitment process.

Chair of the Board, Keith Taylor, says Ms Ward brings a set of skills that are vitally important to our customers in our fast moving markets.

“Liz has a track record of leading and implementing transformational business change across a wide range of industries. Her customer-driven, results focused approach, coupled with an inclusive leadership style, will help build upon a strong organisational culture that delivers results.

“Her significant executive and governance experience, together with her record of transformation and engagement, position her well to drive Gough Group’s strategic aims of creating exceptional customer experiences and inspiring our people,” he said.

Executive Director Ben Gough sees the appointment of Ms Ward as a clear statement of direction for the Group. “The Gough Group needs to continue to lead our markets in the products and services we provide and do so across a range of platforms. Liz comes to us with a powerful record of innovation that will enable developments we believe our customers want to see.”

Ms Ward has previously held roles as CEO of Kennards Hire based in Sydney, Executive Director Customer Services for Sydney Trains, CEO of CentrePort, and significant executive positions in Telstra, Spark, and EDS. She is an Independent Director on the Board of Moana Fisheries and was previously Director of the New South Wales Telco Authority.

Ms Ward takes up the role of CEO on March 12, 2018, based initially in the Hornby, Christchurch, Head Office for the Group, before moving to Auckland later this year.

For further information please contact Acting CEO Garry Lund on 021-504-787 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.