Hospitality Business Magazine

Montana Group appoints Mark Wylie CEO

Montana Group has announced the appointment of Mark Wylie as its new Chief Executive Officer.

The new position was established to lead the company into its next phase of growth and development as Montana Group looks to meet the growing needs of its customers and stakeholders.

Announcing the move, directors and shareholders, Dallas Fisher and Troy Reid said they are thrilled with the appointment and are confident that Mark’s leadership and vision will help Montana Group to achieve its strategic goals and lead them into the next chapter of its growth and success.

“We believe that this is the next step in the evolution of our company and will enable us to continue to grow and succeed in a rapidly changing environment, and Mark’s experience and vision make him the perfect candidate to lead our company into the future” says Dallas Fisher, Director Montana Group.

“Having someone of his calibre leading the team, along with the timing of this move, has set a perfect platform for all of Montana Group to work together to take our success to the next level. Very exciting times ahead.”

Mark has been General Manager, Montana Food and Events for the last 10 months and brings thirty-five years industry experience to the role. He has a proven track record in hospitality operations and management with a varied and interesting career working in reputable kitchens across New Zealand and internationally. On return to NZ, he has been part of SKYCITY Auckland, Hip Group, and Southern Hospitality in an array of sales, operations, and leadership roles.

”I’m honoured and excited to take on the role of CEO for Montana Group,” explains Mark.

“This is an incredible opportunity to work with such a diverse and talented team to continue building on the group’s success and momentum. I truly believe that Montana Group is an employer of choice with development pathways and opportunities for growth.

“We are known as being innovators in the market, with a focus on collaboration and partnerships that has led us to where we are today. I’m personally very excited for the future and the opportunities this will present for our staff and customers.”

Mark will also act as Executive Director, and alongside Dallas and Troy will form part of a six­ person board with three final board members currently being recruited.

About Montana Group:

Montana Group (MG) is a specialist food and events management business, operating several brands in the upper North Island with a range of food, service, and event operations.

With 10 brands and more than 30 kitchens across two cities, the Group is now recognised as the largest, privately-owned caterer in New Zealand, employing close to 1,000 people across Auckland and Waikato.