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Appointments to NZSO Board

Hon Christopher Finlayson
Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

28 August 2013

Appointments to NZSO Board

Paul McArthur has been appointed to the Board of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and members Peter Diessl and Roger Taylor have been re-appointed, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today.

Paul McArthur is the founder of The Syndicate Trade House which successfully operates internationally, and has a record in philanthropy, particularly in the music sector. He is an International advisory board member of Oasis Africa and is involved as an adviser for a number of charitable trusts.

Peter Diessl has a long history in music management and governance and is director of several companies. He has served as vice-chair of the Chamber Music New Zealand Board and as a member of the New Zealand String Quartet Foundation Board. He has been a member of the NZSO Board since 2007.

Roger Taylor has worked in the financial, economic and general management advice field for over 30 years. He is a chartered accountant and has a wide range of governance experience on public and private boards. He has been a member of the NZSO Board since August 2006.

The objective of the NZSO, a Crown entity, is to enrich the musical life of New Zealanders by presenting artistically excellent concerts, performed throughout the country and abroad by a full time professional orchestra of international standing.


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