Senior staff at the visitor attraction, film and television production company the Gibson Group are purchasing the 36 year old business from founding director Dave Gibson, as he steps into a new role as Chief Executive at the New Zealand Film Commission.
With a combined work history at the company of over 40 years the four senior staff – Victoria Spackman, Allan Smith, Brett Tompkins and Bevin Linkhorn – have extensive experience in delivering television, film, visitor attractions and interactive installations both in New Zealand and offshore.
“We are all proud and delighted to be taking on the opportunity offered by Dave to drive the company into the future,” Victoria Spackman says.
The process of the sale of shares should be completed by the end of this month, with Dave Gibson formally leaving the company as of 31 December 2013 so he can start his new role in January 2014.
“This is a significant step in the history of the business, and the new owners are confident and motivated to build on the company’s reputation for new and engaging viewer and visitor experiences,” says Ms Spackman. “We already have a strong slate of current projects in both production and development across the company’s divisions, and look forward to continuing to work with the talented staff and collaborators to deliver these to our existing audiences and clients,” she says. “We are also determined to create new content and technology at the forefront of the radical changes happening in television, film, on-line and museum experiences,” she says.
The new owners wish Dave Gibson all the best for his new and exciting role at the NZ Film Commission.
Any media enquires to Victoria Spackman, CEO, Gibson Group email@example.com 021 966 033.