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Mark Weldon to lead Government Earthquake Appeal

Rt Hon John Key
Prime Minister

9 March 2011

Mark Weldon to lead Govt Appeal

Prime Minister John Key today announced Mark Weldon, Chief Executive of NZX, will spearhead the fundraising efforts of the Government’s Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.

“Mr Weldon has a wealth of experience both in New Zealand and overseas, and has the networks to enable the appeal to be a truly global one,” says Mr Key.

“I’m very pleased Mr Weldon has offered his expertise and donated his time to oversee the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal during its fundraising period.”

Mr Weldon will take a four- to six-week leave of absence from NZX in order to fulfil his role.

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal is the Government’s official, global fundraiser for the recovery effort for Christchurch and the Canterbury region.

Donations can be made at www.christchurchearthquakeappeal.govt.nz or by texting ‘chch’ to 933 from Telecom, Vodafone and 2 Degrees mobile phones.

Donations can also be made at any New Zealand bank branch into account number 03-0251-0039807-00.

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