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New Chair And Directors For Trade New Zealand

17 April 2001 Media Statement

New Chair And Directors For Trade New Zealand

The Minister for Trade Negotiations, Hon Jim Sutton, today announced the name of a new Chairperson and five new Directors appointed to the Board of Trade New Zealand.

Mr David Moloney has been appointed as the Chairperson, replacing Joe Pope, who has completed a term of three years as Chair, having been first appointed to the Board 10 years ago.

After serving with distinction in the New Zealand Army both in New Zealand and overseas, Mr Moloney joined the Interlock Group, a manufacturer and exporter of window and door fittings located in Wellington, where he is the Executive Director. Mr Moloney is the immediate Past President of the New Zealand Manufacturers Federation and Deputy Chairperson of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.Mr Moloney has been recently been appointed a Director of Industry New Zealand. Mr Sutton said these overlapping appointments reflected the Government's determination to ensure Industry New Zealand and Trade New Zealand work smoothly and effectively together.

In announcing Mr Moloney's appointment, the Minister for Trade Negotiations, Hon Jim Sutton, paid tribute to the outstanding contribution made to Trade New Zealand by the outgoing Chairperson Joe Pope during the last 10 years."Joe Pope had an outstanding personal record as an exporter and has presided over Trade New Zealand at a time when it has gone from strength to strength."

He commented that Mr Moloney's extensive experience as a manufacturing exporter and his roles within the manufacturing sector will bring a different set of experiences to bear in helping to shape the future of Trade New Zealand.

Other Directors appointed to the Board of Trade New Zealand are Mr Graham Boult, who has had over 30 years of experience as an exporter of apparel products and is immediate Past President of the Export Institute of New Zealand; Mr Craig Ellison, Deputy Chairperson of the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission, and a Director of a number of fishing companies; Mr Peter Mony, who has served as Vice President of the New Zealand Software Exporters Association, and has led a high technology trade mission to South Africa; and Ms Sara Poore, a management consultant who has had senior management experience in international marketing for several New Zealand companies.

Mr Sutton, in welcoming the appointment of these new directors, thanked the outgoing directors Bill Gallagher, Dr Susan Macken, Dr Robin Mann and Graham Robertson for the contributions each had made to the development of Trade New Zealand and to the export sector during their time as board members.

ENDS

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