As general manager.

Miele has announced Mark Bateson will take on the role of general manager Miele New Zealand, replacing Steven Bellamy, who is transitioning back to Australia as operations logistics director.

Bateson has a six-year background with Miele ANZ, initially as director for human resources, before transitioning to customer service and logistics. For the past two years he held the role of director of operations ANZ, tasked with driving a customer service program. Prior to joining Miele, he held roles with Mars Confectionary, Kraft Foods and Treasury Wine Estate.

Responding to the announcement, Miele ANZ managing director Sjaak Brouwer said: “I am thrilled to see Mark receive this well-deserved appointment. During his time with us, he has demonstrated strong commercial and leadership skills and his experience across many aspects of our business will undoubtedly bring a wealth of knowledge and skills to our New Zealand subsidiary.”

He also acknowledged the significant contribution of Steven Bellamy during his two-year tenure in New Zealand. “Steven has had an incredible impact on our continued growth with our business partners and our Miele NZ team in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch,” he said.