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Hamilton Airport Names New Director

Issued by Waikato Regional Airport Limited

Monday,October 20, 2008.

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Hamilton Airport Names New Director

Hamilton accountant Gay Shirley has become the first woman to be appointed to the board of Hamilton International Airport.

Mrs Shirley, who has her own chartered accounting practice, is a trustee and board secretary to a private philanthropic trust, the D. V. Bryant Trust.

She replaces John Spencer, who is retiring after serving two terms on the board.

A graduate of Otago University with qualifications in physiotherapy, Mrs Shirley has a Bachelor of Management Studies degree with honours from the University of Waikato.

She spent 13 years as a senior consultant at accountancy firm, Beattie Rickman, on the business advisory team.

A member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, Mrs Shirley has been in private practice for the past seven years.

Her appointment was announced today at the company’s annual meeting by chairman of Waikato Regional Airport Limited, Jerry Rickman.

ENDS.


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