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

 


New chairman, directors for Northland Inc board

New chairman, directors for Northland Inc board


Regional economic development agency Northland Inc has a new chairman, Warren Moyes, and two new directors, Irene Durham and Jeroen Jongejans.

The trio was appointed to their new directors’ roles by the Northland Regional Council at Kerikeri in April, with Mr Moyes subsequently elected chair by the new five-strong board when it met in Whangarei recently.

The new role marks a change in direction for Mr Moyes who this week officially announced his retirement from Northpower Ltd, which he had chaired for the past 21 years.

The Northland Regional Council owns Northland Inc on behalf of its ratepayers and council chairman Bill Shepherd says both organisations are thrilled to have secured someone of Mr Moyes’ considerable business and governance experience.

“Warren has proved he has what it takes to help govern an organisation very successfully and that’s very clearly demonstrated by the fact that during his time at Northpower he was part of a team that helped grow its asset value from $52 million in 1991 to more than $420 million now.”

As well as his Northpower role, Mr Moyes also owns and operates two deer farms in the Whangarei district and is on the NorthTec council.

Mr Moyes says he is very much looking forward to his new Northland Inc role and to working with people and organisations right across the region to help grow its economy in a way that benefits as many Northlanders as possible.

Both Mr Shepherd and Mr Moyes paid tribute to former Northland Inc chairman Colin Mitten who decided not to seek renewal of his contract when his two-year term came to end on June 30. (Mr Mitten is pursuing a career in the private sector and is driving a bid by Aotea Clear Cloud Ltd to help create a data centre to attract major international technology companies to Northland.)

Meanwhile, Mr Shepherd says the council is also pleased to welcome the two other new Northland Inc directors, Irene Durham and Jeroen Jongejans.

Tutukaka-based Ms Durham is a successful business owner who has specialised in private and SME sectors in New Zealand and overseas for more than 20 years. She’s a current member of the Northpower Electric Power Trust and a former trustee of Northland Inc’s predecessor, the Northland Regional Council Community Trust.

Mr Jongejans is the owner of dive charter business Dive! Tutukaka and has been involved with the adventure tourism and outdoors industry for more than 20 years. He is also a former Whangarei District Council member.

The three new directors join Bay of Islands indigenous event and project management service chief executive Karleen Everitt and Auckland-based Sarah Petersen, the chief financial officer for an international education consultancy.

Mr Moyes says Northland Inc has a number of exciting projects in train including:

The Taitokerau Regional Growth Study
Northland 2025 economic action plan
Development of kingfish aquaculture industry
Opportunities for economic development through better water management
Assisting the digital technology sector to develop opportunities
The Twin Coast tourist trail discovery project.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

'Tea Break Bill' Passes: Gordon Campbell On Bad Labour Laws And Poor Safety

By co-incidence, one of the prime dangers of the government’s new employment relations law has been underlined by the release of the death and injury statistics among workers at New Zealand ports. These are highly profitable enterprises for the port owners.

The Port of Tauranga for instance, is expecting its current full-year profit to be between $78 million and $83 million and other ports are enjoying similar boom times – but they are also highly dangerous places for the people who work on or around the port premises. At the Port of Tauranga, there have been 26 serious accidents since 2011, and two deaths. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

No Charges: Outcome Of Operation Clover Investigation

Police have completed a multi-agency investigation, Operation Clover, into the activities of a group calling themselves “The Roast Busters”. The 12 month enquiry focused on incidents involving allegations of sexual offending against a number of girls in the Waitemata Police district and wider Auckland area... More>>

ALSO:

UNICEF Report: NZ Cautioned On "Stagnating" Child Poverty

An international report by UNICEF has found that child poverty rates in New Zealand have barely changed since 2008, despite similar sized countries significantly reducing child poverty during the recent recession. More>>

ALSO:

Funding Report: Two Pathways For Transport In Auckland

Commissioned by Auckland Council, the group was asked to investigate two possible pathways for raising $300 million per year ($12 billion over 30 years) to pay for the improvements needed to help fix Auckland’s transport system. More>>

ALSO:

Pay Equity: Equal Pay Win In Court Of Appeal

CTU: The Court of Appeal has made a historic decision paving the way for a substantial equal pay claim for aged care workers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Finishing Line, And Amazon’s Woes

If the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal wasn’t such a serious matter, this would be pretty funny… More>>

ALSO:

TV3 Video: Three Die On Roads Over Labour Weekend

The official holiday period ended at 6am Tuesday, with three deaths on the roads during the Labour Day weekend. More>>

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news