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MOTAT Board Welcomes Its New Chief Executive

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25th January 2013

MOTAT Board Welcomes Its New Chief Executive

The Board of MOTAT, The Museum of Transport and Technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Museum's Chief Executive Officer Michael Frawley.

Mr Frawley has extensive corporate experience and is the former Managing Partner of the international law firm Taylor Wessing in the United Kingdom. He has a long standing involvement with the National Portrait Gallery in London.

MOTAT Chair Grant Kirby says Mr Frawley will bring extensive commercial experience and leadership strength to one of Auckland’s iconic organisations.

“His strategic expertise along with entrepreneurial vision will assist MOTAT’s aspirations of becoming New Zealand’s leading innovation and learning centre for transport and technology,” says Mr Kirby.

Mr Frawley says that he is, "Looking forward to working with the Board, staff and volunteers so that MOTAT hits its full potential and becomes a rewarding and exciting place to visit and work."

Mr Frawley is married with two daughters and is of Ngati Maniapoto descent. His personal interests include classic cars, airplanes, historic houses and cooking.

His tenure as Chief Executive Officer of MOTAT commences on the 4th February 2013.

MOTAT Board and MOTAT Society also welcomes new Chair Grant Kirby ONZM and Deputy Chair Claudette Hauiti.

Mr Kirby will bring value and expertise to the Board, particularly governance and strategic change. He is a former director and board member of MOTAT and a current Commissioner and former Chair of the Local Government Commission.

Ms Hauiti is from Nga Puhi, Ngati Porou, and is a broadcaster and multi-award winning television programme producer. An innovative entrepreneur, her media marketing knowledge is an asset to the Board.


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