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Chief Executive Officer, Matthews Eyewear

EQI Global
New Zealand
Health & Cosmetic Services
Full Time
On site, no remote
Applications close:
Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Business leadership and growth
  • Optical solutions tailored to your needs
  • Nelson, New Zealand


Matthews Eyewear is a third generation family owned business that has grown into New Zealand’s largest independent optometry group with twenty practices nationwide.  The features of the business model and commitment to people values ensure that eye care professionals can work within their local communities and deliver high quality, professional and individual care.  Our network of practices is big enough to offer the best in technology and clinical expertise but small enough to maintain the personalised, local feel of a family-run business.


Reporting to the Chair of the Board and based in the Nelson Head Office, the CEO will will lead the delivery of profitable and sustainable business growth through acquisition and developing strong commercial partnerships. They will build the organisational capability to support growth and a values based culture, and maintain the reputation as the leading independently owned, nationwide optometry group. Key accountabilities include providing commercial leadership, strategic and operational management, driving growth and business performance, championing a culture of performance, and maintaining the family values that define the business.


Applicants will demonstrate the following attributes:


  • Senior executive experience within a growth orientated, customer service focused business.
  • An appreciation for a specialist clinical business model.
  • A reputation for building relationships, mentoring and growing people capability to create a high performance, values based team culture.
  • Proven success in developing and delivering on business growth initiatives.
  • Highly developed commercial and financial skills with experience in modern business practice and processes.
  • An appreciation for the values and culture of a family owned business.
  • Integrity, decisiveness, initiative, energy and drive.


This is a broad based role offering the opportunity to join and lead a growth business with a proven and personalised business model.


For further information on Matthews Eyewear, please visit their website; https://matthews.co.nz/


Confidential enquiries can be made to Graham Ewing or Lynell Bell of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email at [email protected].  A position description can be viewed and downloaded at www.eqiglobal.com.


Applications for the role close on Monday 22 August 2022.  All applications will be acknowledged via email.

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