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Retirement of Chamber Music New Zealand CEO

Chamber Music New Zealand’s Chief Executive, Emeritus-Professor Peter Walls, will retire from his position at the beginning of 2019, Chair Kerrin Vautier announced today. She said that the Board reluctantly accepts Peter’s decision but respects his reasons for wishing to step down from full-time employment.

Commenting on his plan to retire as CEO, Dr Walls said: “I have greatly enjoyed my time with CMNZ and feel proud of our artistic programme, which is of exceptional quality and diversity. It has been a pleasure to work with CMNZ’s very able and hard-working staff and I am grateful for the support that I have had from the Board and from external stakeholders.”

Kerrin Vautier said there will be ample opportunity to pay tribute to Peter’s significant contribution to CMNZ over four years. Meanwhile, he remains committed to rounding-off the 2018 year and to what he describes as “a wonderful organization that makes a vital contribution to the cultural life of Aotearoa New Zealand and that he urges music-lovers to support”.

She said she was delighted that Peter would remain connected to CMNZ through its Foundation as he has accepted a position as Trustee of the CMNZ Foundation following his retirement from CEO of the CMNZ Trust.


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