Tab NZ appoints Mike Tod as new CEO

Tod has worked at TVNZ and Air New Zealand.
Tod has worked at TVNZ and Air New Zealand.

TAB NZ’s board has named Mike Tod as CEO with effect from March 21.

New Zealand.- Tab New Zealand has named Mike Tod as its new CEO from March 21. The company said Tod will “lead Tab NZ into the next exciting chapter of its history.”

Board chair Mark Stewart stated: “The board and I are thrilled to welcome someone of Mike’s international experience to lead Tab NZ. He is a deeply customer-centric leader with extensive experience in key areas of focus for our organisation, including product and service innovation, marketing, brand and consumer engagement.

“His appointment and those areas of focus will allow us to drive further revenue growth for our racing and sporting stakeholders.”

Mike Tod has worked for more than 18 years at Air New Zealand, serving in roles such as chief marketing and customer officer, advisor to the board and chief executive, and general manager for marketing and communications.

Tod added: “Tab NZ is an iconic organisation that is inextricably linked to New Zealand’s way of life.

“Now that the racing industry reforms are well advanced, this allows TAB NZ, as a commercial wagering operator, to focus on its objectives of maximising profits for the long-term benefit of racing in New Zealand, to maximise returns to New Zealand sporting organisations, and to support our communities.”

Last July, Grant Robertson, New Zealand’s racing minister, announced the members of the first TAB NZ Board. The board includes three people nominated by the racing codes and up to four other members who have a range of knowledge and experience outlined in the Act.

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