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Green is new Waiariki councillor

Waiariki Institute of Technology

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02 October 2013

Green is new Waiariki councillor

Waiariki Institute of Technology Council chair Graeme Nahkies is pleased to announce Rotorua’s John Green has been appointed to the institute’s council for three years.

Mr Green is a professional company director who is currently chair of Grow Rotorua and fills the Waiariki council vacancy which followed Oscar Nathan’s resignation earlier this year.

“John brings considerable commercial experience and direct links to the region’s business community which will be valuable,” said Mr Nahkies.

Mr Green’s appointment followed a recruitment process from which an excellent list of applicants were received.

An accountant by profession, Mr Green is a director of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council company Quayside Holdings Limited, which controls the council’s investment in the Port of Tauranga. Until last year he was a director (and audit committee chair) of the company that manages the investment portfolio of the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust.

He has previously been involved in education as a board member and chairman of the Wellington College Board of Trustees (1990-2000) and believes strongly in the importance of education for the Waiariki region’s future.

Mr Green commented: “The role that tertiary education will play in the future of the district and the region is immensely important to the wellbeing of our students. Education programmes and outcomes must be relevant to the needs of our community. I look forward to actively contributing to this vital sector.”

Mr Green and his wife Ann have had a Lake Rotoiti holiday home at Okere Falls since 1993. Ten years ago they came to live here permanently because of motivation to see the Rotorua lakes restored to good health. Through the LakesWater Quality Society John has been active in initiatives to improve the lakes and continues to have a close interest in environmental matters. ENDS

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