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Lotteries Commission Reappointments Announced

Hon Rick Barker
Minister for Courts
Minister of Civil Defence
Minister of Internal Affairs
Minister of Veterans' Affairs

8 May 2006
Media Release

New Zealand Lotteries Commission Reappointments Announced

Internal Affairs Minister Rick Barker today announced two reappointments to the New Zealand Lotteries Commission.

NZ Lotteries was established in 1987 and operates as a Crown Entity under the Gambling Act 2003. In the 2004/2005 financial year NZ Lotteries had overall sales of $630.4 million and since 1987 it has raised more than $2 billion for the Lottery Grants Board for distribution within the community.

John Goulter DCNZM JP has been reappointed as Chair for a further three years, from 1 July 2006 to 30 April 2009. Mr Goulter joined the Board in July 2003, becoming Presiding Member in October 2003.

Mr Goulter is a former managing director of Auckland International Airport Limited, is a director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Television New Zealand, Vector Limited and Chairman of United Carriers Group. He is also an external adviser to ABN AMRO New Zealand Limited and a trustee and board member of the New Zealand Business and Parliament Trust. He was the Deloitte Management Top 200 Executive of the year and NBR New Zealander of the Year for 2002. He was inducted as a laureate into the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame in 2003.

Guy Herbert has also been reappointed as a NZ Lotteries Board member for a further three years, from 1 May 2006 to 30 April 2009. Guy joined the Board in November 2003 and has a professional background in law, specialising in resource management, local government and commercial development. He is the proprietor of hotels in Canterbury and the West Coast. He is also a director of the Kiwi Education Group specialising in the recruitment and teaching of international students and has served on a number of community organisations.


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