Harcourts International is both disappointed and excited to announce that General Manager, Gilbert Enoka, is moving on from his senior role at the real estate group to take up a full-time role with New Zealand Rugby Football Union.
Gilbert, or “Bert” as he is known, is an iconic figure within Harcourts. After 12 years of highly esteemed service, he is leaving an indelible mark on the organisation.
Much of the world-class corporate culture currently enjoyed by staff across Harcourts International can be attributed to the work of Gilbert, the philosophies and management systems he has instilled, and his personality and friendship with staff.
Along the way, he has successfully juggled his management responsibilities with the All Blacks, after joining in a management role in 2000. This year he was awarded an Officer of the New Zealand Order for his services to rugby and sport psychology.
Mike Green, Managing Director of Harcourts International, said that the influence Gilbert had on the organisation was an amazing achievement, only paralleled by his influence on the All Blacks, contributing to their two World Cup wins.
“We are obviously losing an exceptional GM which is very disappointing, however it is also a wonderful opportunity for Bert to pursue a real passion of his and complete a ‘three-peat’.
“While Bert won’t have the day-to-day involvement with the group, we are thrilled that he will still be involved, remaining as a director and board member of Harcourts International and various other advisory roles.
“Bert has been an influential member of the Harcourts family for 12 years and cares deeply about our organisation, as we do about him. The many friendships he has forged will continue always.
“We congratulate Bert on his next challenge and thank him for his ongoing contribution to our group.”
Gilbert who has worked as Assistant Manager for the All Blacks since 2012, and worked with the team for over 200 tests, will move into a new job title of All Blacks Manager – Leadership.
NZR CEO Steve Tew described Gilbert’s role: “Gilbert will work with our national teams in the mental skills arena and assist with structures that support performing under pressure.
“He will also work across the rugby landscape in the area of leadership. It’s fantastic that he’ll be able to bring his expertise into other areas of our business.”