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Central Lakes Trust Chief Executive Appointment

13 April 2007


Central Lakes Trust Chief Executive Appointment

Central Lakes Trust Chairman, Duncan Butcher, today announced the appointment of Paul Allison as the Trust’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mr Allison is the current Chief Executive of Sport Otago, based in Dunedin.

In making the announcement Mr Butcher commented on the very high calibre of applicants for the position, and expressed the Trust’s delight in obtaining the services of someone with Mr Allison’s proven leadership performance.

“With such leadership, the Trust will continue to go from strength to strength,” he said.

Mr Allison, a former New Zealand marathon representative and Pacific Rim champion, is the most experienced Chief Executive of the Regional Sports Trust network in New Zealand. He has held his position at Sport Otago since 1994, and has been the rugby radio commentator at Carisbrook since 1993.

“I am excited and enthusiastic about working for the Trust, and I’m looking forward to enhancing the great work the Trust does to benefit its community,” said Mr Allison.

Paul Allison will replace Rhondda Poon who is relocating to Hawke’s Bay later this year.

Mr Allison will take up his duties over the next few months, and will reside in the Central Lakes area with his wife Gay and son Joe.


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