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New CEO Appointed for Newmarket

New CEO Appointed for Newmarket


By Bridget Smith, Board Chair, Newmarket Business Association

July 3, 2014

Newmarket, Auckland – The Board of the Newmarket Business Association (NBA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Knoff-Thomas as their new Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Knoff-Thomas brings with him a diverse business background that includes executive leadership, general and operational management, consulting, education and media. His recent focus on the employment sector, from a national general management capacity, has provided him with significant insights into the challenges faced by a wide range of businesses. He is a former President of the Auckland GLBT business association GABA, a Member of the NZ Institute of Directors, and is extensively networked.

Board Chair of the NBA, Bridget Smith, commented “Mark has a comprehensive background in leadership, management and operations and the Board feels his skills, experience, and passion will enable him to excel in this new challenge.”

Mark Knoff-Thomas said “I am very much looking forward to getting started and meeting with NBA members as soon as possible. Newmarket is a vibrant, world-class destination and I look forward to the challenge of building on its strong foundation and keeping it top of mind for all Aucklanders, and visitors alike.”

Mr. Knoff-Thomas will assume the position on 29 July 2014.

About Newmarket Business Association

The Newmarket Business Association was incorporated in 1937. It is one of the largest business associations of its type in New Zealand and its primary role is to promote and assist all business sectors within the area.

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