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Peter Stubbs to join THE EDGE® board

13 July 2004

Peter Stubbs to join THE EDGE® board

A leading New Zealand marketing and insolvency lawyer, Mr Peter Stubbs, has been appointed to the Aotea Centre board of management, which runs New Zealand’s premier performing arts, entertainment and convention centre, THE EDGE®.

Based in the heart of Auckland city, THE EDGE® comprises the Aotea Centre, The Civic, Auckland Town Hall and Aotea Square.

The appointment was announced today by the chairperson of Auckland City Council’s Finance and Corporate Business Committee, Councillor Douglas Armstrong, and board chairperson, Mr David Wolfenden.

Mr Stubbs has been appointed to the board for a three-year term from 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2007.

The head of the commercial department and board member of top-tier national legal firm, Simpson Grierson, Mr Stubbs has extensive experience in the areas of marketing and sales, corporate insolvency and forestry. Among his clients have been the Britomart development on Auckland's waterfront and various America's Cup projects for Auckland City Council.

Mr Stubbs is the deputy chairperson of Tourism New Zealand and was a catalyst for its first-ever three-year strategy, which builds on the highly successful global campaign 100% Pure New Zealand.

He has been part of the success of the New Zealand National Motor Show and Vodafone Extreme Air as a long-term member and current chairperson of the Hamilton City Council Events Sponsorship Subcommittee. As a founding member and later president of the Events and Sponsorship Association, he has become a leading commentator and lecturer on events-related issues. Mr Stubbs is also a board member of Variety, the Children’s Charity.

Mr Armstrong said that Mr Stubbs’ appointment follows both the public advertising of the position and a separate recruitment process. Candidates were interviewed by the council’s Directors Review Panel and board chairperson, Mr Wolfenden.

Mr Wolfenden welcomed the appointment. “Mr Stubbs’ credentials in New Zealand’s tourism, entertainment and major events industry are without parallel and his experience will be of great value to THE EDGE® as it continues to grow its convention and performing arts business. We have some exciting years ahead of us and we will be glad to have him on deck.”

The Aotea Centre board of management comprises Mr David Wolfenden (chairperson), Councillor David Hay JP (deputy chairperson); His Worship the Mayor of Waitakere City, Mr Bob Harvey; Mr Daniel Te Puna Tumahai QSO; Mrs Christine McLaren; Mr Michael Prentice; and Mr Richard Waddel.

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