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.