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New appointments to Te Papa Board

New appointments to Te Papa Board

Philip Carter and Wendy Lai have been appointed to the Board of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Christopher Finlayson announced today.

Philip Carter has made major community contributions in both the arts and local government in Christchurch. He has been a Christchurch City Councillor and is a director of the Christchurch International Airport. He was the Principal Sponsor of Christchurch Heritage Week from 2000 to 2007. He is sole sponsor of the Auditorium of the Christchurch City Arts Gallery, was the Arts Festival Sponsor for eight years, and in 2009 was the South Island patron of the Venice Biennale. He is Managing Director of the Carter Group of Companies.

Wendy Lai is a partner in business advisory company Deloitte and is a specialist in strategy and operations. Her strategic and operation skills have seen her working with a number of New Zealand and Australian public sector and corporate clients. She specialises in change management . She is a graduate of the University of Auckland and is also a Crown appointment to the Waitemata District Health Board.

The appointments are effective from 1 August 2010.

ENDS

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