Domino’s Pizza Enterprises has revealed new leadership for the New Zealand business. The pizza chain has promoted New South Wales market manager Ross Kruger to the NZ GM role, with immediate effect.
Like many Domino’s executives, Kruger joined the brand as a delivery driver, in Townsville. He brings more than 18 years experience across various roles, including regional training and business consultant.
In his new role as general manager, Kruger will work closely with franchisee partners and team members in more than 150 stores.
Domino’s Group CEO and managing director Don Meij said “We are extremely excited to have someone as experienced as Ross join the New Zealand team, with a focus and commitment on heroing this local market, its team members, customers, and wider communities.
“I am confident that Ross is the right person to lead Domino’s through the next stage of growth and development in New Zealand.”
Kruger expressed excitement at the opportunity to build on the brand’s current momentum.
“We’re proud to have locally owned and operated stores and I’d like that to shine through in everything that we do. There’s also a great opportunity for community engagement. I’m looking forward to getting out and giving back to the communities in which we operate, and supporting the customers that support us.”
Kruger’s predecessor Daniel Hawkins is relocating back to Australia to spend more time with family.
Last year Asia-Pacific CEO Josh Kilimnik took over from ANZ CEO David Burness who shifted to a global role.