Mon 9 Mar 20.
High calibre appointments to Visit Ruapehu Board
Visit Ruapehu has appointed the owner of Ohakune New World Antoinette Rolls as interim Chair to replace Peter Till who resigned as a Director and Chair in January after 4½ years at the helm.
Ruapehu Mayor Don Cameron said that Council would like to thank Peter for his years of service particularly during the transition to becoming a limited liability company.
At the same meeting Nigel Douglas, CEO of award winning media agency OMD New Zealand, was appointed as a new Director of the Board.
Ms Rolls said that Nigel brings 30 years of advertising and media expertise to the table, and will provide crucial guidance in setting the strategic direction for Visit Ruapehu over the next three years.
“He joins Ah-Leen Rayner Executive General Manager Tourism & Marketing at KiwiRail, as the second external director in accordance with the Constitution,” she said.
“Nigel and Ah-Leen add to the high level of corporate capability and passion for the Ruapehu region on the Board.
Their appointment is part of Visit Ruapehu’s evolution, whose role includes being a strong regional tourism advocate for the area.
Further Director appointments will be made over time as the Board works to fill the remaining positions planned for Te Kāhui Maunga and Ruapehu Business Council representatives.
These final appointments will assist the Board strategically by having a local, regional and national lens at the table and I am looking forward to the nominations being received for these positions in due course.”