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REINZ announces Bridget Coates as new Chair of its Board

Following the retirement of Independent Director Dame Rosanne Meo, who has been Chair of the REINZ Board for the last eight years, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) is delighted to announce that Bridget Coates has been appointed as the new Chair. Bridget takes up her role effective today following the REINZ AGM.

Further to that, Miriam Dean QC, who was appointed to the REINZ Board in November 2017, has been appointed as Deputy Chair. Angela Bull, a newly appointed Independent Director to the Board has been appointed Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee as current Director Philip Searle also retires from his role on the Board.

Peter Thompson, REINZ Appointment Panel Member says: “I am delighted that we have been able to appoint a new Chair who brings so much experience to the Boardroom table. During her distinguished career Bridget has had significant governance experience across a diverse range of Boards and this experience will be invaluable to the Institute, its members and the wider industry.

“Dame Rosanne Meo has worked tirelessly for the Institute as Chair of the REINZ Board for 8 years and it is with sadness that she must now depart REINZ. Her leadership and significant contribution to both the Institute and industry over this period has been invaluable and she will be greatly missed. Dame Rosanne leaves as her legacy a very strong Institute, with an exceptional executive team and Board to take REINZ forward,” concludes Thompson.

Bridget’s current governance positions include being a Director of Tegel Group Holdings, the Chairperson and CEO of Kura Nutrition and White Cloud Dairy Innovation Limited, a member of the Advisory Board for University of Auckland Business School. Bridget has just completed a term as Director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and was previously a Director of New Zealand Superannuation Fund, Sky City Holdings Ltd and Fisher and Paykel Appliances. In 2014 Bridget was awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to business.

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