Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


CGA announces appointment of Chief Executive

3 May 2005

CGA announces appointment of Chief Executive

The Charity Gaming Association has appointed Francis Wevers as Chief Executive.

Mr Wevers took up his position on 2 May.

The Charity Gaming Association represents the common interests of charitable trusts which operate gaming machines in licensed premises. Annually the trusts collectively distribute more than $200 million of gaming machine profits back to authorised community purposes.

CGA Chairman Paul East said the Association was very pleased to be able to appoint someone as experienced and capable as Francis Wevers.

“Gaming machine trusts are working in a very heavily regulated environment and therefore our relationships with the regulator and the political process assume considerable significance. Francis Wevers brings to our members an extensive knowledge of the political process in Wellington having worked as an advocate for more than 30 years.

“The industry is working hard to ensure the objective of maximising returns to the community is achieved. We have developed a Code of Conduct to govern the behaviour of member organizations and we are actively engaged in dialogue with the Department of Internal Affairs on a range of issues arising from the new legislation.

“We need to improve our ability to manage these issues and have made the decision to increase the quality of resource and advice available to members.

Francis Wevers was previously the Executive Director of the Life Sciences Network which advocated a pragmatic and scientific approach to decision making on the use of genetic technologies. He has a lengthy experience in communications and advocacy in his own consultancy, in journalism and as a senior advocate for the Public Service Association.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Media Mega Merger: StuffMe Hearing Argues Over Moveable Feast

New Zealand's two largest news publishers are appealing against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the proposal to merge their operations. More>>


Approval: Northern Corridor Decision Released

The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link of Auckland’s Western Ring Route, providing an alternative route from South Auckland to the North Shore. More>>


Crown Accounts: $4.1 Billion Surplus

The New Zealand Government has achieved its third fiscal surplus in a row with the Crown accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $4.1 billion, $2.2 billion stronger than last year, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>


Mycoplasma Bovis: One New Property Tests Positive

The newly identified property... was already under a Restricted Place notice under the Biosecurity Act. More>>

Accounting Scandal: Suspension Of Fuji Xerox From All-Of-Government Contract

General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement John Ivil says, “FXNZ has been formally suspended from the Print Technology and Associated Services (PTAS) contract and terminated from the Office Supplies contract.” More>>