Managing director, Wayne Costello is to semi retire later next month from the company he partly founded 19 years ago.
In his 40th year in education administration of which 25 years has been at the helm ( nearly 6 1/2 years as General Manager, Wanganui Education Board ), it is timely to step aside Wayne says to allow very capable and younger leaders within the company to manage and grow the business as it enters this new era.
Wayne is excited for the company and its staff, for whom he is confident, will prosper under the guidance and leadership of Pete McBreen, who becomes General Manager after serving nearly 14 years as Regional Manager for the company's New Plymouth office. Pete is also a director and owner of the business and he will discharge his new responsibilities from the company's New Plymouth office.
Karyn Brett succeeds Pete as Regional Manager New Plymouth. Karyn's appointment is especially satisfying as she becomes the company's first female to attain a Regional Manager post. Karyn has been with the company for nearly 10 years and she has long been regarded as a future leader in the business.
Brett Smith, who also partly founded the business will become Regional Manager Wanganui Office. Brett too is an owner and director of the company.
Education Services Ltd continues to grow its accounting service client base to North Island schools. From a first year base of 78 schools to 500 in 2008, 19 years later. Costello says the company is very grateful for the wonderful support it continues to enjoy in its professional relationships with the education community. The strength of that partnership is well illustrated through the evolution of the business which has influenced the investment in offices in Lower Hutt, New Plymouth, Rotorua, Whangarei, and of course Wanganui where the journey began in 1989.
Property management also continues to be an important and successful arm of the Wanganui office and Wayne's reduced role which will have an emphasis around marketing the accounting business throughout New Zealand will also include assisting opportunities to further resource and grow the property function.