Roger Bull (left) and Dave Hooker

After nine years driving the success of the NZ Association of Convenience Stores, chairman Roger Bull has stepped down and handed the reins over to the newly appointed executive director Dave Hooker. As a result of his contribution to the oil channel’s convenience business, Bull has been made the organisation’s first life member.
He is the executive director of the Hawke’s Bay-based Red Circle/CSB Group and, after being a board member of the Automobile Association, is about to become president of the national group next year.
NZACS has also appointed a new committee whose retail members are Andrew Lane (Night’nDay Foodstores), Tim Stevens (Number 8 Retail Group), Esther Thomson (Z Energy), Peter Morton (Herbert Morton) and Paul Clausen (Mobil). The supplier committee members are Luke Dudman (British American Tobacco), Peter Glass (Imperial Tobacco), Ricky Sparks (Pacific Optics), James Vincent (Frucor Beverages), Steve Fielder (Coca-Cola Amatil) and Paul Mallard (Fonterra Brands). The previous executive officer, Kathy Faulkner of Research Relay, is stepping down and working in conjunction with Coalface Consulting.