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

 


Fletcher Building boss appointed to B20

Bill English

6 MARCH, 2014

Fletcher Building boss appointed to B20

Fletcher Building CEO and managing director Mark Adamson has been appointed New Zealand’s representative on the Australian B20 Leadership Group, Finance Minister Bill English says.

The B20, or Business 20, runs parallel to the influential G20 – the group of 19 nations plus the European Union - which meets regularly to discuss ways to strengthen the global economy and create jobs.

Australia this year holds the G20 presidency and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has invited New Zealand to participate as a guest.

The B20 provides private sector input to G20 discussions and will hold a summit later this year in Sydney. Mr Abbott and Prime Minister John Key have announced an “Australasia Business Week” to showcase the Australasian economy to G20 and B20 delegates visiting Sydney.

“I’m pleased that Mark Adamson has accepted nomination as New Zealand’s representative on the B20,” Mr English says.

“He not only leads New Zealand’s biggest listed company, but he also has extensive international corporate experience that he will bring to the table on behalf of New Zealand’s business community.”

B20 Australia chairman and Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder has also welcomed Mr Adamson’s appointment and says Australia’s G20 presidency allows a unique opportunity to showcase Australia and New Zealand to the world as a leading business destination.

“We look forward to the active involvement of New Zealand businesses in the B20 process this year,” Mr Goyder says.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Housing: Affordability Drops 14%, Driven By Auckland Prices

Housing affordability across New Zealand fell 14 percent in the year ending November 2014, with Auckland’s lack of affordability set to reach levels it hit during the height of the global financial crisis, according to the latest Massey University Home Affordability Report More>>

ALSO:

The Dry: Fonterra Drops Forecast Milk Volumes By 3.3 Percent

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the worlds largest dairy exporter, reduced its milk volume forecast for the 2014-2015 season by 3.3 per cent due to the impact of dry weather on production in recent weeks. More>>

ALSO:

Strike: Lyttelton Port Workers Vote To Escalate Dispute

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) at Lyttelton Port today voted to escalate their industrial action. Around 200 RMTU members have been operating an overtime ban since 17 December and today they endorsed a series of full withdrawals of labour at the port. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Dollar Falls To 3-Year Low As Investors Favour Greenback

The New Zealand dollar fell to its lowest in more than three years as investors sold euro and bought US dollars, weakening other currencies against the greenback. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Govt Operating Deficit Smaller Than Expected

The New Zealand’s government’s operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first five months of the financial year as a clampdown on expenditure managed to offset a shortfall in the tax-take from last month’s forecast. More>>

ALSO:

0.8 Percent Annually:
NZ Inflation Falls Below RBNZ's Target

New Zealand's annual pace of inflation slowed to below the Reserve Bank's target band in the final three months of the year, giving governor Graeme Wheeler more room to keep the benchmark interest rate lower for longer.More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news