Appointment to the Totalisator Agency Board

  • Tau Henare
Racing

The Minister for Racing, the Hon Tau Henare, today announced the appointment of Alistair Sutherland to serve on the Totalisator Agency Board.

`Mr Sutherland is a member of the Racing Industry Board and, in accordance with the Racing Act, was nominated by that Board to be its representative on the TAB,' says Mr Henare.

Mr Sutherland has a range of experience in a number of areas including industrial relations advocacy, manufacturing, operational management and community fund raising. He was previously Chairperson and Managing Director of Phillips NZ Ltd. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Morgan & Banks Ltd, a position that he has held since 1 March 1997. Mr Sutherland was appointed to the Racing Industry Board in July 1996.

``Mr Sutherland has the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to perform the functions and duties of a member of the TAB'', said Mr Henare. ``I am confident that he will bring additional business and marketing skills to the Board''.

ENDS

Enclosure:
1. Membership of the two statutory racing boards

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Office of Hon Tau Henare
Minister for Racing

Parliament Buildings Wellington New Zealand
Telephone: 04 471 9300 Facsimile: 04 471 2930

MEMBERSHIPS OF THE STATUTORY RACING BOARDS
New Zealand Racing Industry Board
BOARD MEMBER MEMBERSHIP EXPIRY DATE

Peter Andrews 31 July 2000

Rick Bettle (Vice President) 31 July 1998

Garry Chittick (President) 31 July 1999

Wendy Cooper 31 July 2000

Peter Henson 31 July 2000

Thomas Jamison 31 July 2000

Gilbert Myles 31 July 1998

Alistair Sutherland 31 July 1999

Bob Van Meeuwen 31 July 1998

David Williams 31 July 1999

New Zealand Totalisator Agency Board
BOARD MEMBER MEMBERSHIP EXPIRY DATE

Rick Bettle (President) 31 July 1998

Lee Burdon (Vice President) 31 July 1999

Graham Heenan 31 July 1998 EX-OFFICIO

George Hickton 31 July 2000

Mary Mountier 31 July 1999

Alistair Sutherland 31 July 1999

Peter Vela 15 September 1997