CEO of Mitre 10 New Zealand returns to Australia

Chris Wilesmith has relinquished his role as CEO of Mitre 10 New Zealand. He resigned from his post to return home to Australia on a permanent basis, according to a company press release. While the role was always an Auckland-based one, he had been commuting between Auckland and Coffs Harbour on a regular basis due to family commitments. The recent disruption of borders closing due to the Covid-19 pandemic had made this travel very challenging, however. The board has commenced a formal process to find a replacement CEO. Wilesmith only took over at the helm of Mitre 10 New Zealand in September 2019.