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New CEO for NZ’s biggest business organisation

A new chief executive officer, Brett O’Riley, will take the reins at the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) in Auckland next month.

The EMA Board of Directors’ president Andrew Hunt is pleased to announce that after a thorough search the Board is able to confirm Mr O’Reilly’s appointment to replace long serving chief executive, Kim Campbell.

Mr Campbell had announced his intention to retire earlier this year.

Mr O’Riley will assume his duties on January 29, 2019.

Mr Hunt says Mr O’Reilly comes to EMA from a distinguished career in the technology sector and most recently as chief executive of ATEED in Auckland, where he was known for his advocacy for the City of Auckland and the development of many initiatives in the areas of tourism, major events and innovation.

He has also held senior positions in the private and public sector, including founding chief executive of NZTech.

Mr Campbell has agreed to relinquish his official duties on January 29, but will be available for such transitional activities as may be required to ensure sound continuity and a smooth handover.

Says Mr Hunt, "I am sure that all EMA staff and members will join me in congratulating Brett on his appointment, and of course in thanking Kim for his many years of faithful service and the ongoing, successful growth of the EMA."

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