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Kerry Prendergast appointed chairwoman of Tourism Board


Kerry Prendergast, the former Mayor of Wellington, has been announced as the new chairwoman of the New Zealand Tourism Board.

Alex Walls
Thu, 11 Aug 2011

Prime Minister John Key today announced former Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast has been appointed chairwoman  of the New Zealand Tourism Board.

Ms Prendergast, who was Mayor from 2001 to 2010 and the second woman to serve as Wellington’s Mayor, has been appointed for a three year term and will lead the board in promoting New Zealand as a tourism destination, a release from the Prime Minister said.

Mr Key said Ms Prendergast had board experience and was a great communicator.  The prime minister, who is also Minister of Tourism, said he was confident Ms Prendergast will be a great asset to the tourism sector, and he looked forward to working with her.

“Kerry is dynamic and focused, with a passion for New Zealand that is the number one requirement in this position.”

Ms Prendergast was formerly Vice President of Local Government New Zealand, and is currently Chair of the Environmental Protection Authority, the New Zealand International Arts Festival Trust, and the Wellington Jazz Music Festival Trust, the release said.

The current Chair of the Tourism Board Greg Muir was not seeking re-appointment following the completion of his three-year term in July, the release said.

Alex Walls
Thu, 11 Aug 2011
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