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New Chairman For Save The Children

New Chairman For Save The Children


Allan Freeth, Chief Executive Officer of TestraClear, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Save the Children New Zealand (SCNZ).

Dr Freeth brings strategic and management skills to the role, having formerly been managing director and chief executive of the Wrightson Group and General Manager of Trust Bank.

John Bowis, Executive Director of Save the Children New Zealand says: "We are very fortunate to have been able to attract such an experienced and high profile figure from the commercial sector as our board chair. Non-Government Organisations need to have access to such wide-ranging skills and experience."

Dr Freeth, who is married with three children, is also a member of the Treasury Advisory Board, a director of the Geological and Nuclear Science Crown Research Institute and has recently completed a period as Chairman of the Board of Governors of Queen Margaret College in Wellington.

He will be speaking in Auckland on Thursday, June 12, at Teamtalk with Graham Henry and members of the All Blacks a fundraising dinner in support of Save the Children's Rewrite the Future campaign, which aims to provide quality education for children living in countries blighted by conflict.

Dr Freeth says: "I am delighted to join the Save the Children Board and am excited about the leadership role as Chairman in helping the organisation further the rights and well-being of children in New Zealand and around the world."

Dr Freeth takes on the chairman's role from SCNZ's President Martin Hawes, who is unable to continue as a result of changes to the organisation's constitution. Mr Hawes remains as SCNZ's President.

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