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Business Development Director Accredited


29 September 2008


Business Development Director Accredited

Vision Manawatu’s Elaine Reilly is the 11th economic development practitioner to be accredited by the Economic Development Association of New Zealand.

“This validates and recognises my 18 years of experience in Scotland, in this important field,” Mrs Reilly said.

“I’m delighted to be applying these skills to the benefit of the mighty Manawatu.”

The Scottish ex-pat relocated her family to Palmerston North in 2007.

Mrs Reilly is unequivocally one of the best economic development practitioners in New Zealand, according to Andrew Powrie, Vision Manawatu’s boss.

“She is exactly the calibre of highly skilled person we want to attract to Manawatu,” he said.

In Scotland Mrs Reilly set up a successful high growth business consultancy, established a nation-wide Female Entrepreneur Network and was a former president of Scottish Women in Business.


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