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

 


A Change of Chairs at New Zealand Opera

A Change of Chairs at New Zealand Opera

New Zealand Opera has announced that John Harvey has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He follows Sir David Gascoigne, who is standing down. “I have chaired the Board since 2001, and that seems long enough,” says Sir David.

“We have recently appointed Stuart Maunder as the new General Director of the company. We are very fortunate to have attracted him to the role, with his extensive knowledge and experience both of producing opera and of administering an opera company. Stuart is settling in very nicely. The company is in good shape. So this seems the right time for me to bow out of my current position.

“Opera is, to me, the most splendid of all the performing art forms, and this company consistently produces work of a remarkably high standard. It is very satisfying to have been associated with that success – created by a small team of such highly talented people.”

John Harvey has been a Director of New Zealand Opera for 12 years. He has wide experience in the business community and a great love of opera.

“I am delighted to have been appointed by the Board to succeed Sir David as Chairman,” John Harvey says. “Sir David has made a major contribution to New Zealand Opera and, more broadly, the Arts in New Zealand, and we will miss him. However I look forward to working with the Board and the team at NZO to build on our past achievements and to further establish NZO as a truly national opera company. We have some exciting plans which I look forward to leading.”

New Zealand Opera receives core funding from Creative New Zealand and Auckland Council through the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Act

--ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Must Sell 20 Petrol Stations: Z Cleared To Buy Caltex Assets

Z Energy is allowed to buy the Caltex and Challenge! petrol station chains but must sell 19 of its retail sites and one truck-stop, the Commerce Commission has ruled in a split decision that acknowledges possible retail price coordination between fuel retailers occurs in some regions. More>>

ALSO:

Huntly: Genesis Extends Life Of Coal-Fuelled Power Station To 2022

Genesis Energy will keep its two coal and gas-fired units at Huntly Power Station operating until 2022, having previously said they'd be closed by 2018, after wringing a high price from other electricity generators who wanted to keep them as back-up. More>>

ALSO:

Dammed If You Do: Ruataniwha Irrigation Scheme Hits Farmer Uptake Targets

Enough Hawke's Bay farmers have signed up for water from the proposed Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme for it to go ahead as long as a cornerstone institutional capital investor can be found to back it, its regional council promoter announced. More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank: OCR Stays At 2.25%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2.25 percent, in a decision traders had said could go either way, while predicting inflation will pick up as the slump in oil prices washes out of the data and capacity pressures start to build in the economy. More>>

ALSO:

Export Values Down: NZ Posts Biggest Annual Trade Deficit In 7 Years

New Zealand has recorded its biggest annual trade deficit since April 2009, reflecting weaker prices of agricultural commodities such as dairy products, beef and lamb, and increased imports of vehicles and machinery. More>>

ALSO:

Currency Events: NZ's New $5 Note Wins International Banknote Award

New Zealand’s new Brighter Money $5 note has been named Banknote of the Year in a prestigious international competition. The $5 note was awarded the IBNS Banknote of the Year title at the International Bank Note Society’s annual meeting. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news