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ECAT First Meeting

The government's E-Commerce Action Team appointed by Commerce Minister Paul Swain last week is holding its first meeting tomorrow.

Paul Swain and ECAT chair Sir Gil Simpson will hold a short media briefing during tomorrow’s meeting to answer any questions from journalists about ECAT, its goals and its work.

When: Tuesday 6th March 2001

Where: Turnbull House
35 Bowen Street
Wellington

Time: 2.30 – 2.55pm (the media conference will start and finish at these times)

ECAT members FYI:
Sir Gil Simpson, Chair – Founder and CEO Aoraki Corp, former Chair of the Government’s E-commerce summit in November 2000
Bryan Hawkins - NZ Bankers Association nominee, Chief Manager Special Projects, The National Bank of NZ Ltd.
Graeme Sinclair - Institute of Chartered Accountants nominee, Partner KPMG.
Gavin Adlam - NZ Law Society nominee, Barrister & Solicitor.
John Chaffey - Local Government New Zealand nominee, Mayor of Hurunui District Council.
Paul Winter - Business New Zealand nominee, CE Employers & Manufacturers Assn (Central Wellington).
Tom Lambie - Federated Farmers of NZ nominee, Vice President.
Paul Goulter - NZ Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU) nominee, General Secretary
Jim O'Neill - Information Technology Association of NZ (ITANZ) nominee, Executive Director.
Glenys Coughlan - Tourism Industry Association of NZ nominee, Executive Director.
Philip Lewin - Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce nominee, Chief Executive
Mark Jeffries - Electronic Business Association of New Zealand (EBANZ) nominee, Chairman
Individual members
Catherine Calarco - CEO Onezone
Dr Shirley Leitch - Associate Dean of Management, University of Waikato
Prashanta Mukherjee - Principal e-business, IBM New Zealand
Caron Taurima - CEO, Carich New Zealand Limited
Ex-officio members from Government Agencies:
Brendan Boyle - Director, e-Government Unit, SSC;
Rod MacKenzie- Director e-Business, TradeNZ;
Dr Joseph Rousseau - Strategic Industry Strategy Manager, Industry New Zealand;
Yvonne Lucas - Director, Competition and Enterprise Branch, Ministry of Economic Development.

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