Fuji Xerox New Zealand has promoted Peter Thomas to the position of managing director.
The Company has also established the new position of chairman of the board and has appointed Haruhiko Imai to that position. Fuji Xerox says with these appointments it can take on a new era as a rejuvenated and refreshed company.
Thomas comes into the role from the position of chief operating officer at Fuji Xerox New Zealand which he held since April 2016. The company says that, as chief operating officer, he led the transformation of Fuji Xerox New Zealand and driving widespread change throughout the organisation. This has included establishing an appropriate governance and management system to address the issues that were highlighted in the report by the Independent Investigation Committee, which was established by Fujifilm Holdings Corporation.
Thomas says, “I’m incredibly proud to be given this opportunity.” Thomas said. “I believe that with the continued unwavering support from our shareholder, an extensive range of loyal clients, world class products and services combined with an outstanding team of passionate and talented staff, the future looks bright.”
The new post of chairman forms a part of continuing support provided to Fuji Xerox New Zealand by the Fuji Xerox headquarters in Japan. Imai will strengthen governance to solidify the Fuji Xerox New Zealand operations as well as to galvanise the Company’s board meetings, in addition to serving as a close bridge between Fuji Xerox New Zealand and its parent companies.
Isamu Sekine, president and chief executive officer of Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific, Fuji Xerox New Zealand’s direct parent company, says, “Fuji Xerox is committed to resolving past issues experienced at this subsidiary and ensuring they do not happen again.
“Peter has demonstrated his leadership in revitalising the organisation with openness, fairness, and clarity. Haruhiko has a wealth of experience in leading international businesses and he will be an insightful advisor to the New Zealand management team and excellent chairman of the board. With this new team I’m confident we have the right individuals to lead this business and regain trust with not only customers but all stakeholders including staff by demonstrating the highest ethical standards.”
Prior to joining Fuji Xerox, Thomas had a 23 year career with Westpac Banking Corporation which included senior roles in the financial market’s international business and corporate banking units. He has also worked as chief information officer for the NZ Defence Force, and was the inaugural deputy chief executive officer of the corporate services division of the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment where he led the merger of the corporate functions of the four ministries that became MBIE.
The new chairman, Imai, has worked for Fuji Xerox for 34 years in a variety of sales and marketing roles. Most recently, he was based in the United States serving as the senior general manager for Global Account Marketing where he was responsible for supporting Xerox Corporation expand its offering to large Japanese corporations in the United States, Europe and India.

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