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Walking Access Commission appoints new Chief Executive

Walking Access Commission appoints new Chief Executive

The Walking Access Commission, the Government’s expert agency on public access to the outdoors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ric Cullinane as its new Chief Executive.

Mr Cullinane has been the Commission’s Operations Manager since 2010, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role.

"We had a number of quality applicants for the Chief Executive role, but Ric really stood out with his passion and knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing the Commission," said John Forbes, Chair of the Commission’s Board.

"Ric has been involved in the Commission for nearly it’s entire lifespan, and his deep relationships with our key farming, local government and recreationalist stakeholders will be of huge assistance to the work of the Commission in protecting and enhancing public access to the outdoors.

Prior to working as the Commission’s Operations Manager, Mr Cullinane worked for Fish and Game New Zealand and served in the Royal NZ Air Force. He grew up on a rural property near Fielding.

Mr Cullinane says he’s looking forward to leading the next stage of the Commission’s life, as it enters into a period of review of its founding legislation.

"The Walking Access Act 2008 created the Commission, and it will be reviewed over the next 12 months. This is a unique opportunity to ensure the Commission is best placed for not only the next decade, but for many more to come," said Mr Cullinane.

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