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Brian Willoughby elected as NZMEA President

Brian Willoughby elected as NZMEA President – 7 September

Brian Willoughby, Managing Director of Contex Engineers, has been elected as the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) President at the Association’s 133rd AGM. Brian takes over from Allen Voss who had held the position for the last two years.

The office holders of the NZMEA are now:
President: Brian Willoughby, Managing Director, Contex Engineers.
Senior Vice President: Frank Owen, Managing Director, Tait Limited.
Vice President: Tom Thomson, Managing Director, EPL.
Immediate Past President: Allen Voss, Managing Director, Davin Industries.
A full list of the Members of the NZMEA Council is available here.
“It is an honour to become the President of the NZMEA,” says Brian Willoughby. “The Association really leads the way in promoting better economic policy for the real economy in New Zealand and delivers an excellent service range; I will be striving to promote further gains in these areas over the next couple of years.”

“Manufacturing and exporting has and is going through some hard times in New Zealand, and in large part these problems have been inflicted by a poor economic policy framework creating a prohibitively high exchange rate. Turning this around will be the focus.”

“I would like to commend Allen on his Presidency and look forward to working with the support of him and other members of the NZMEA’s governance to improve conditions for manufacturers and exporters.”

Past President Allen Voss stated, “I would like to thank the governance and staff of the Association for their support over the past two years. The sector has been hit hard by the high exchange rate and weak markets over past years and I look forward to continuing to work to improve conditions for manufacturers and exporters. I wish Brian well for his term as President.”

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