Liddell to Detroit

General Motors, #4 on the Fortune 500 and now US-government-owned following a 30 year decline, has named Chris Liddell as Chief Financial Officer at possibly the most critical time in the company’s history following its recent bankruptcy and restructuring. Liddell recently announced his resignation as CFO of Microsoft, citing the desire for a bigger role. Matamata born and educated at Mt Albert Grammar and Auckland and Oxford Universities, Liddell was CEO of Carter Holt Harvey in New Zealand and CFO of International Paper in Connecticut. He is a founder of the New Zealand Institute and recently awarded university scholarships to former Mt Albert Grammar students. In his new role his first challenges are reorganizing GM’s finance operations, repaying billions of dollars of government debt, and potentially launching an initial public offering.


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Hairy Maclary a New Zealander with Scottish Roots

Hairy Maclary a New Zealander with Scottish Roots

Despite being one of Scotland’s most iconic children’s books, it has been revealed to the Scots that Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy is actually from New Zealand, Lisa Hodge reports for…