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New Zealand Story Group Chair announced

New Zealand Story Group Chair announced

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced the appointment of Cameron Harland as New Zealand Story Group Advisory Board Chair.

The Advisory Board is made up of four private sector members and the Chief Executives of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Tourism New Zealand, Education New Zealand, Te Puni Kokiri, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Ministry for Primary Industries. Cameron Harland will lead the Board who will be responsible for promoting and protecting the ‘New Zealand Story’.

“Cameron brings extensive advertising and international brand management capability to the Advisory Board. He also offers a strong background and understanding of the information communications and high tech sectors, strategic leadership and export experience in many of New Zealand’s key markets,” Mr Joyce says.

Cameron Harland is General Manager of Park Road Post Production. He has previously held roles running Saatchi & Saatchi Wellington and Lowe Auckland. He has been involved in advertising and sports management through a range of agencies and professional groups. At Park Road Post, he oversees the running of the facility, driving strategic growth both domestically and internationally and ensuring filmmakers’ demands for world-class post-production services are delivered.

Cameron was educated at Victoria University of Wellington where he graduated with an LLB and BA. He is currently a member of the New Zealand Film Commission, the Wellington Phoenix Football Club Board and the Weta Workshop Advisory Board. Previous Board memberships include Downstage Theatre Trust Board and the Advertising Standards Complaints Board.

The three other private sector Advisory Board members are:

Steve Smith is shareholder and co-founder of Craggy Range Vineyards. He is also the Wine and Viticulture Director for Craggy Range. In 1996 he became a Master of Wine, the only viticulturist in the world to have this distinction. Steve is a passionate crusader of New Zealand wines, with a strong commercial, exporting and marketing background.

Julie Christie is the founder and former CEO of Eyeworks New Zealand and Australia, formerly known as Touchdown Productions. The company’s formats have been licensed to 30 countries including the US, UK, France and Germany. Julie is a director for the Australian Drug Detection Agency and also owns Sky’s Living and Food channels and two restaurants. She is also a member of the NZTE board.

Karl Wixon is President of the Designers Institute of New Zealand and one of the founders of Nga Aho, New Zealand's Society of Maori Design Professionals. Of Ngai Tahu descent, Karl has been involved in development of the NZ Story project and has been active in Maori economic development strategy and brand projects.

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