Sounds Air adds to its expertise

This is a supplied media release.

Sounds Air has appointed Glenys Coughlan to its board as an independent director.

Central Otago-based Ms Coughlan has extensive experience in tourism and aviation, having worked for Air New Zealand as manager of strategic planning. She was also the chief executive of the Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand for several years and has served on the board of Tourism New Zealand and chaired the board of Positively Wellington Tourism.

Her current directorships include Dunedin Venues Management Ltd, which is responsible for Forsyth Barr Stadium and the Dunedin Town Hall, and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (Ateed). Ms Coughlan is also current chairwoman of Outward Bound New Zealand which is based in the Marlborough Sounds.

She is the part-time general manager of Tourism Central Otago where she has been responsible for developing a new long-term industry strategy to support the expansion of the region’s economy.

Andrew Crawford, Sounds Air’s managing director, said he was delighted to welcomeMs  Coughlan to the board.

“Sounds Air is on a strong growth path and we recognise the importance of robust governance to help us negotiate the way ahead. Glenys brings a strong set of skills and experience that will contribute to our future developments.”