Under the Hood

The New Zealand IT industry is one of the most exciting in the world. Whilst we have our fair share of enterprise organisations, we also boast a broad range of technology start-ups.

As an IT professional it can be challenging to clearly understand the range of different opportunities that exist. So Under the Hood is doing this for you, regularly taking time out to meet and profile the people that make our industry tick.

Executive Insight – Campbell Such

Welcome to the second edition of the RWA ‘Under the Hood’ blog series. For this blog we thought it would be great to get insight from an executive level technology professional, so Sif caught up with Campbell Such, the General Manager of IT at Bidvest.

Read/watch on to find out about the twists and turns of Campbell’s career and to find out his recommendations on how to be successful in the IT industry.

About Campbell

Campbell is directly accountable for all technology at Bidvest New Zealand. Bidvest is New Zealand’s leading national wholesale food distributor. However, becoming an IT executive wasn’t necessarily Campbell’s goal when he started his career. Watch the video to hear more about what Campbell does in his current role, and the path he took to get there.

Advice and Insights

Having worked in technology for 25 years, Campbell firmly believes the following pieces of advice are crucial to any IT professional looking to move into management.

Mentorship & Giving Back

Whilst speaking to Campbell we realised that he isn’t just passionate about technology, but also gets great satisfaction out of helping people. In this video find out about his view on the importance of mentorship, and the unique way he and his wife give back to the community.

Campbell also contributes to CIO magazine and has written several great articles which can be found here, and has a blog that can be found here.

Click here to take a look at the full interview with Campbell.


A big RWA thanks to Campbell for taking the time to contribute to this series, and we are sure your insights will be of great value to those looking to progress their careers in the technology industry.

Keep an eye out for the next ‘Under the Hood’ blog, and feel free to get in touch if you think your career would make for a great blog post.

Like what you read? We would love your input.