Dr Andrea Dickens has been appointed managing director of AJ Park, effective from 1 June.
Andrea has been with AJ Park for most of the last 21 years and most recently was the firm’s chief operating officer. Over the past year, she was seconded to the integration management office of AJ Park’s parent company, IPH Ltd.
She joined AJ Park as marketing manager in 1999, and has since held numerous management roles, including strategic projects manager, service development manager, and head of business operations. She has also worked in the New Zealand public sector, in practice management and business development roles.
Andrea has a BCA in marketing and an MBA, both from Victoria University of Wellington. In 2019, she completed her PhD in strategic management, focusing on how professional services firms develop the capabilities to adapt to their constantly changing environments.
Damian Broadley stepped down as managing director of the firm on 1 June to return to a trade mark principal role, servicing his extensive New Zealand and international client base.