John Lumsden – Work History

MOXIE COMMUNICATIONS Limited

Director Moxie Design Group November 2005 to March 2010.

Chair Moxie Communications Limited April 2010 – present.

John was invited by Moxie’s owner to be the independent director, supporting the strategy of establishing and developing a set of sustainability advisory services, in addition to the core business of graphics and brand development. In 2010 the company was split to allow the owner to concentrate on the sustainability services, and John took over the core business with a partner who is managing director. The company is providing services to the private and not for profit sectors, and to local and central government agencies.

VIRTUAL EXPOS NZ Limited. (VENZ)

Chair November 2008 – present.

Founded to develop the market for on-line participation in events and conferences, VENZ has delivered a number of virtual expos using third party software. The experience provided insight into what event producers, exhibitors and attendees want in terms of facilitating technology. From this the concept of ShowGizmo, a web and smartphone application emerged, and Smartshow Limited, in which VENZ is the major shareholder, was founded. ShowGizmo has now been developed and successfully deployed in four continents.

NEW ZEALAND STANDARDS COUNCIL.

Chair – November 2010 – February 2016.

Appointed by the Minister of Commerce to chair the Auronomous Crown Entity, whose operating arm was Standards New Zealand. With the passage of the the Standards and Conformance Bill in 2015, the the development of Standards was successfully integrated into the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment, and the council was disestablished in February 2016.

Kea NEW ZEALAND

Global Board Member – June 2011 – June 2014.

GROW WELLINGTON Limited.

Director March 2007 – June 2011. Deputy chair May 2009 – June 2011.

A member of the establishment board that recruited the first chief executive, John was chair of the Audit Finance and Risk Committee

HANDSUP WELLINGTON CHARITABLE TRUST.

Chair, March 2011 – present.

The Trust was established to help Christchurch businesses that have suffered from the earthquakes to re-establish themselves. An Expo was held in Wellington over a weekend in July 2011 where 70 Christchurch retailers successfully sold their products to 8500 Wellington region purchasers.

WINDSOR ENGINEERING Limited.

Independent Director March 2008 – May 2009

John was one of two independent directors invited to join the Board of this wood drying kiln manufacturer, just as the economic downturn reduced the demand for processed timber. A year later the Board was reduced to just the executive directors.

REFUGEE SERVICES AOTEAROA Inc.

Board Member March 2007 – October 2009.

During his tenure as a board member, an interim board was appointed, funding agency relations improved, the constitution was significantly amended, association and individual membership increased, and management reestructured. For the year of restructuring John acted as the secretary for the board

CUTHBERT STEWART Limited

Director December 2005 – July 2010.

John became the first independent director of this family firm. During his tenure the board membership was rationalised and shareholdings consolidated, the strategic direction was set, and senior management appointments were made.

WELLINGTON REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Limited.

Director November 2004 – December 2005

Vice President January 2006 – December 2006

President January 2007 – December 2008

Past President January 2009 – December 2009

During John’s tenure he established the Knowledge Business and Infrastructure and Services Committees, initiated consideration of a merger with the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Central) and latterly participated in the negotiations that culminated in the creation of the Employers Chamber of Commerce Central in July 2010.

METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE OF NEW ZEALAND Limited. (MetService)

Chief Executive July 1992-January 2007

In 1992 MetService was established as a State Owned Enterprise with the objective of providing weather forecasting services profitably. The organization had its origins in the Meteorological Service of New Zealand, a government department, and this was the first time a country had put its national weather forecasting service on a fully commercial basis. Under John’s leadership a world class meteorological service has been established that is providing meteorological services to clients around the world as well as supplying New Zealand’s national weather services. Internationally the focus is on the aviation, energy and broadcast industries, while in New Zealand the company provides the full range of meteorological services. MetService has a record of strong financial performance and is known for its innovative culture. Its subsidiary, Metra, won the 2006 Wellington Region Export Award.

LABATT BREWERIES OF CANADA

General Manager, Labatt Breweries of British Columbia 1990-1991

Managed the brewing, distribution and sales functions of one of B.C.’s major brewing companies, with 450 employees at two plants, and annual sales exceeding CA$120 million, during a period of organization realignment and regulatory change. Structural change focussed on improving the company presence in the community, and reducing operating costs. Market share was increased, and profit margins improved.

Executive Vice-President of Operations, Labatt Breweries of Canada 1987-1990

Headed the corporate operations function including long-term capital investment, quality management, new product and package development, engineering, distribution and major materials procurement. Organization development provided innovative technical support for the operating regions, with cost effective head office administration.

Vice-President of Operations – La Brasserie Labatt, Montreal 1984-1986

Managed the manufacturing and distribution operations at Labatt’s largest brewery complex

HYGRADE FOODS INC., MONTREAL (Unilever Canada)

General Manager – Hygrade-La Belle Fermiere 1982-1984

Bottom-line responsibility for all marketing, commercial, and technical activities. Sales to the packaged goods trade exceeded CA$30 million with 400+ employees and two plants producing processed meat and traditional meat based products.

V.P. of Operations – Hygrade-La Belle Fermiere 1979-1981

Merged the operations of two companies into one unit
Plant Manager – Hygrade 1977-1979
Engineering Manager – Hygrade 1976-197
7REDPATH SUGARS LTD., MONTREAL

Senior Project Coordinator – Ivory Coast Project 1975-1976

ALUMINIUM COMPANY OF CANADA 1968-1975

Alcan Ore Ltd., Montreal – Senior Development Engineer (patent for self sluicing filter)
Alcan Jamaica Ltd., Senior Maintenance Engineer, Ewarton Works

IMPERIAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES – U.K. 1964-1968

Technical Officer – Research and Development, Construction, and Maintenance Engineering positions (patent for high speed filament yarn winding)