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SPARC board appointments

SPARC board appointments

The chair of the board of government agency Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC), John Wells, has been reappointed for an additional 15-month period.


The chair of the board of government agency Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC), John Wells, has been reappointed for an additional 15-month period, Sport and Recreation Minister Trevor Mallard said today.

"John has been the SPARC chair for six years and has successfully overseen the integration of the previous functions of the Hillary Commission, the New Zealand Sports Foundation and the policy arm of the Office of Tourism and Sport into the new organisation.

"I have asked John to stay on as chair for an additional 15 months in order to help guide the organisation through the planning, implementation and review of the Beijing Olympic campaign in August 2008," Trevor Mallard said.

"I am also pleased to announce the reappointment of Tina Karaitiana to the SPARC board and the appointments of Alan Isaac and Donald Stewart.
"Alan and Donald bring strong commercial, governance and management experience to the board, while Tina has a long association with sports at both an elite and local level.

"They join Christopher Doig, Dr Sarah Sandley, Elizabeth Coutts, Dr Jenny Ross and Rob Fisher on the SPARC board and ensure we have the mix and balance of skills necessary to help SPARC deliver on its vision for New Zealanders; to be physically active, participate and win at sport on the international stage."


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