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New DCHL and DCTL Chair appointed

Keith Cooper has been appointed as the new Chair of Dunedin City Holdings Ltd (DCHL) and Dunedin City Treasury Ltd (DCTL).

The Dunedin City Council yesterday approved the appointments to fill the vacancies left by the sad and unexpected passing of Graham Crombie.

A former Chief Executive of Silver Fern Farms, Mr Cooper is an experienced company director having held a variety of governance roles over the past 15 years. He has been a director of both DCHL and DCTL since 2015, and is also currently managing director of Miller Creative Group and Chairman of the Otago Rugby Football Union. Mr Cooper has a number of previous directorships, mainly in the primary sector.

Mr Cooper says, “I am honoured to be appointed to the roles and to continue the work started by Graham Crombie in leading the DCHL group to achieve the best from its investments for the benefit of Dunedin.”

Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull welcomed Mr Cooper to the role, saying, “Mr Cooper is a very experienced and capable director, with a strong strategic focus. In his role as DCHL director, he has already developed a good rapport in communicating with councillors.”

DCHL is the parent company for the Council-owned companies, and DCTL provides funding and financial services to the other entities in the group.

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