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


Westpac Stadium Appoints New Chief Executive

1 May 2013

Westpac Stadium Appoints New Chief Executive

An executive who played a key role in the 2011 Rugby World Cup has been appointed Chief Executive of Wellington’s Westpac Stadium. Shane Harmon, who was General Manager Marketing and Communications for Rugby New Zealand 2011, will take over when long standing CEO David Gray retires on 30 June.

Westpac Stadium Chair John Shewan said Mr Harmon had been chosen from an impressive list of over 40 people who had expressed interest in the role.

“Our Board was delighted at the calibre and diversity of applicants for this pivotal position” said Mr Shewan. Shane stood out as having exceptional skills around marketing, strategy, event management, venue negotiations, brand development, ticket sales and fan engagement.

Mr Harmon is currently deputy CEO of the local organising committee for AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015. He has also held positions as general manager marketing for the Australian Rugby Union and as membership and marketing manager for the Australian AFL team, the Sydney Swans.

“I am tremendously excited by the opportunities and challenges this role presents” said Mr Harmon. “Westpac Stadium is a fantastic community asset and is clearly New Zealand’s leading multi- purpose facility”.

“My Family can’t wait to return to live in Wellington, a city we fell in love with over the four years we lived there during RWC 2011”.

Mr Shewan paid tribute to the role David Gray has played in leading the Stadium over the past 16 years.

“David and his team have performed an incredible feat in getting the Stadium from an unlikely and challenging dream to a highly performing venue that is the envy of other cities. It is a superb asset for the region. The upgrade taking place as part of the Master Plan initiated by David will ensure that it remains at the top of the pack”.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Trade: NZ Trade Deficit Widens To A Record In September

Oct. 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's monthly trade deficit widened to a record in September as meat exports dropped to their lowest level in more than three years. More>>


Animal Welfare: Cruel Practices Condemned By DairyNZ Chief

DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle says cruel and illegal practices are not in any way condoned or accepted by the industry as part of dairy farming.

Tim says the video released today by Farmwatch shows some footage of transport companies and their workers, as well as some unacceptable behaviour by farmers of dragging calves. More>>


Postnatal Depression: 'The Thief That Steals Motherhood' - Alison McCulloch

Post-natal depression is a sly and cruel illness, described by one expert as ‘the thief that steals motherhood’, it creeps up on its victims, hiding behind the stress and exhaustion of being a new parent, catching many women unaware and unprepared. More>>


DIY: Kiwi Ingenuity And Masking Tape Saves Chick

Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape has saved a Kiwi chick after its egg was badly damaged endangering the chick's life. The egg was delivered to Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua 14 days ago by a DOC worker with a large hole in its shell and against all odds has just successfully hatched. More>>


International Trade: Key To Lead Mission To India; ASEAN FTA Review Announced

Prime Minister John Key will lead a trade delegation to India next week, saying the pursuit of a free trade agreement with the protectionist giant is "the primary reason we're going" but playing down the likelihood of early progress. More>>



MYOB: Digital Signatures Go Live

From today, Inland Revenue will begin accepting “digital signatures”, saving businesses and their accountants a huge amount of administration time and further reducing the need for pen and paper in the workplace. More>>

Oil Searches: Norway's Statoil Quits Reinga Basin

Statoil, the Norwegian state-owned oil company, has given up oil and gas exploration in Northland's Reinga Basin, saying the probably of a find was 'too low'. More>>


Modern Living: Auckland Development Blowouts Reminiscent Of Run Up To GFC

The collapse of property developments in Auckland is "almost groundhog day" to the run-up of the global financial crisis in 2007/2008 as banks refuse to fund projects due to blowouts in construction and labour costs, says John Kensington, the author of KPMG's Financial Institutions Performance Survey. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news