Fern leafHe aha te mea nui? He tangata. He tangata. He tangata.
What is the most important thing? It is people. It is people. It is people.

Jackie Rhodes
Chief Executive Officer Australia and NZ
Based: Sydney, Australia

Jackie Rhodes CEO Thomson Reuters AU & NZPresent:
I lead the Legal and Tax and Accounting businesses in Australia and New Zealand. With more than 20 years experience at Thomson Reuters, I joined the Australian operation as Managing Director in 2003 and from 2005 held the role of Chief Operating Officer across Australia and NZ. In 2011, I was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officier of the combined Australian and NZ businesses.
I also sit on the Board of the ASX and Thomson Reuters Charity Foundation.

I hold a law degree from Sheffield University and an MBA from City University, UK. After training and working as a lawyer in London I embarked on a career in professional publishing, holding senior management roles at Associated Book Publishers and then at Sweet & Maxwell. These covered sales and marketing as well as business and product development.

Haydn Davies
Country Manager, New Zealand
Based: Wellington, NZ

Haydn Davies, Country Manager, Thomson Reuters NZPresent:
I have held the position of Country Manager since September 2008, with overall responsibility for the Thomson Reuters Legal, Tax and Accounting business in New Zealand. That encompasses both publishing and software solutions operations.
I joined Thomson Reuters in 2000 as Online Business Development Manager and later moved into the role of General Manager, Online and Product Development, overseeing the development and launch of Brookers Online in 2007.

Before starting with Thomson Reuters, I worked for LexisNexis in London for 11 years, in various sales and account management roles. I hold an Honours degree in Law.

Nigel Royfee
General Manager Commercial
Based: Wellington, NZ

Nigel Royfee Commercial Manager, Thomson Reuters NZPresent:
Since 1997 I have held a number of different publishing and customer facing management roles at Thomson Reuters and now have responsibility for product development and other commercial activities, including magazine publishing and events.
I have been fortunate to have had quite wide ranging experience in publishing and consequently exposure to all facets of the publishing business. I love the blend of commercial and creative influences in publishing and the satisfaction of working on successful projects and publishing ventures.

I started out in legal practice, got involved with legal publishing in the United Kingdom, and have spent over 30 years in the publishing industry.  

I was fortunate to be in the vanguard of online legal publishing when I worked for Butterworth Telepublishing in London in the early 1980s. Then in 1985 I joined Butterworths in Sydney to launch, market, and sell the Lexis online service in Australia and New Zealand.

I eventually worked with Butterworths Australia for over 10 years in a variety of publishing, sales, and marketing management roles before joining Fairfax (the newspaper publishers) in an online business management role.

In 1997 I took the opportunity of a job offer from Brookers (now Thomson Reuters) to return to New Zealand with my New Zealand wife and two young Aussie kids.

Matthew Heaphy
General Manager Publishing Operations
Based: Wellington, NZ

Matthew Heaphy Publishing Operations Manager Thomson Reuters NZPresent:
I joined Thomson Reuters in 2003 as an editor. Since then I've held varying managerial roles and now look after the editorial process and logistics around getting our products published. A major part of my focus is ensuring that our 40 in-house editorial staff, (spanning our legal, tax and accounting, as well as HR/OSH portfolios), are fully supported. What particularly interests me is the ever growing and broadening interface between law and technology. The potential and possibilities are exciting.

I have a law degree from Victoria University, Wellington, and am enrolled as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

Paul Day
Manager Online Editorial and Print Support (ANZ)
Based: Wellington, NZ

Paul Day, Editorial and Print Suppor Manager ANZ, Thomson ReutersPresent:
Since 1999 I've held a variety of technolgy based roles. Over the years I've been a developer, team leader for the production of CDs, as well as managing the transition from predominately print production to online and its changing demands. Now I manage a team whose members come from Australia and New Zealand. Our task is to keep all our increasingly complex online systems running and to provide support to those who use them.

Prior to arriving at Thomson Reuters I worked as an IT consultant in schools.

Darrin Rogers
General Manager - Legal Sales, ANZ
Based: Wellington, NZ

Darrin Rogers, General Manager - Legal Sales, Thomson Reuters NZPresent:
I have held the position of General Manager – Legal Sales ANZ since January 2016. I lead our Sales organisation in Australia and New Zealand responsible primarily for our Westlaw online and Print Publishing assets. I have held a number of Sales leadership roles with Thomson Reuters in Australia and New Zealand since 2008.

I have held various senior Sales leadership roles across segments as diverse as Banking, Retail, Print& Logistics and Lotteries.

Helen Watts
HR Manager, Legal, Tax and Accounting, NZ
Based: Wellington, NZ

Helen Watts., HR Manager, Thomson Reuters NZPresent:
I arrived at Thomson Reuters NZ in 2006 to take up the Human Resources role. It's a position I am passionate about as I'm committed to maximising potential and opportunity, not just for myself, but for those I work with, and for, too.

My background is largely an 'education through experience'. I learned by doing, by saying YES to the opportunities presented to me.

I started in the UK as a sales secretary. In time I became a consultant for a government contracted financial bench marking company. In this role I traveled all over the UK advising tertiary educational institutions, colleges, universities, polytechnics, on financial 'best practice'.

When I arrived in New Zealand I once more became involved in administration. Whilst in Rotorua working for a forestry company, I was given the opportunity to step into HR. I love working within HR and have now gained a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

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