Animates appoints Neil Cowie as Chief Executive Officer New Zealand

Wednesday 01 December 2021

Animates is delighted to announce the appointment of Neil Cowie as Chief Executive Officer NZ following an executive search conducted by SEQEL Partners.

Animates is a 50:50 joint venture between Greencross Ltd and EBOS, and is New Zealand’s leading retail pet store with a national network of 44 stores, 18 vet clinics, 28 grooming salons, and a strong online presence.

Neil is an experienced CEO, most recently leading the solar energy company solarZero, where he led a number of initiatives to grow and transform the business. His prior career includes over five years as CEO of home improvement retailer and co-operative Mitre 10, CEO of Pumpkin Patch, and various executive roles with iconic businesses such as The Warehouse Group and Big W/Woolworths Australia.

Neil is passionate about retail and is looking forward to joining Animates this month.