Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Grow Wellington, Wellington Regional Strategy appointments


Greater Wellington Regional Council

Media release February 27, 2013

Regional economic development agency Grow Wellington has reappointed four of its board’s seven members.

They are businesswoman Rachel Taulelei, senior executive Peter Robertson, Wellington Zoo Trust chief executive Karen Fifield and businessman Richard Stone.

Simultaneously, Grow Wellington’s parent body, the Wellington Regional Strategy Committee, has appointed a new non-local government member, chief executive Samantha Sharif.

Grow Wellington chairperson Paul Mersi said the four board members had made valuable contributions during their terms and had been reappointed for periods of two and three years. The differing periods were intended to ensure board continuity.

Mr Mersi said the agency had made strong progress in creating a vibrant, competitive regional economy and the experience of the four reappointments would contribute to that continued success.

Wellington Regional Strategy Committee chairman Sir John Anderson said Ms Sharif would bring highly regarded legal and leadership experience to the role. She is one of five independent appointees representing the private sector and business interests.

The committee’s other nine members are the region’s eight mayors and Wellington Regional Council’s chair.

Ms Sharif’s experience includes being chief executive of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation and director of Positively Wellington Venues.

Ms Sharif said she was committed as a Wellingtonian to helping the region realise its full potential. “I understand the challenges Wellington and New Zealand face in the global competition for talent and resources, and also the international perspective we need to have if we want a sustainable, resilient economy."

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop Editor "Ask me anything" : Scoop's 'Invisible Paywall'

Operation Chrysalis: The Final Countdown - Thanks & There's Still Time To Pledge

Phew! We are now counting down the hours to the end of this crowd-funding campaign at 11pm on Sunday. Thankyou to all those Scoop readers and supporters who have pledged already. You have been awesome. But this is not over yet. More>>

 
 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

IPCA Reports: Significant Problems In Police Custody

In releasing two reports today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has highlighted a number of significant problems with the way in which Police deal with people who are detained in Police cells. More>>

ALSO:

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security: Inquiry Into GCSB Pacific Allegations

The complaints follow recent public allegations about GCSB activities. The complaints, and these public allegations, raise wider questions regarding the collection, retention and sharing of communications data. More>>

ALSO:

TPPA Investment Leak: "NZ Surrender To US" On Corporates Suing Governments

Professor Jane Kelsey: ‘As anticipated, the deal gives foreign investors from the TPPA countries special rights, and the power to sue the government in private offshore tribunals for massive damages if new laws, or even court decisions, significantly affected their bottom line’. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: The Myth Of Steven Joyce

Gordon Campbell: The myth of competence that’s been woven around Steven Joyce – the Key government’s “Minister of Everything” and “Mr Fixit” – has been disseminated from high-rises to hamlets, across the country... More>>

ALSO:

RMTU: No Public Submissions On International Government Procurement Deal

“The government is preparing to assent to the Government Procurement Agreement, a World Trade Organisation Treaty which opens up New Zealand Government contracts to foreign companies and closes the door on local businesses and their workers. However the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee is refusing to take public submissions on the decision.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Pacific Spying

So New Zealand spied on its friends and allies in the Pacific – and has not only been passing on the results to the NSA, but has apparently passed on the details of the Pacific’s relations with Taiwan to our other best friends, the Chinese. On the side, the Key government has also been using the security services to gauge the chances of Trade Minister Tim Groser landing the top job at the WTO... More>>

ALSO:

State Housing Transfer: Salvation Army Opts Out

The Salvation Army has decided against negotiating with Government for the transfer of Housing New Zealand stock.
More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news