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Three members for Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board

Three members (two of which are new board members) have been appointed to the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board.

Auckland Council’s Appointment and Performance Committee has approved the appointment of Catherine Harland as board member for three years commencing 1 June 2018.

At the same time the Amenities Board has confirmed the appointment of Scott Pearson and Hillary Poole to fill two positions that became available due to director rotation.

The Appointment and Performance Review Committee is responsible for all board appointments to substantive council-controlled organisations (CCOs) and external partnerships such as Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board (ARAFB).

The Amenities Board is made up of the Chief Executives of the ten institutions funded through ARAFB and under the ARAFB Act is responsible for appointing four directors to ARAFB.

Catherine Harland is a former member of the Funding Board and is a current director on Watercare Services Limited. She has been active in leadership roles within community organizations over many years including elected appointments.

Scott Pearson is a highly experienced CFO who has previously worked across a wide range of industries. His time includes work with the Lion Foundation for almost 5 years as CFO and Acting CE, the Lion Foundation issues over 4000 grants a year to the community.

Hillary Poole is an experience Director and currently holds Directorships with Sport NZ, High Performance Sport, Just Water and Martin Jenkins including Chairman and Chair of the Audit Committee. She has held Chief Executive roles in two different National Sports organizations and is active in community sports organizations.

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