Hi-Tech Trust bolsters its ranks

The New Zealand Hi-Tech Trust today announced that it has appointed Kirsty Godfrey-Billy, Vaughan Rowsell, Helen Shorthouse and Erin Wansbrough to its board, replacing outgoing trustees Al Monro, Ross Peat and Andrew Plimmer.

Wayne Norrie, chair of the Hi-Tech Trust, says the new appointments are in keeping with the Hi-Tech Trust’s commitment to continually evolve to ensure it best meets the needs of New Zealand’s technology sector.

Earlier this year the Hi-Tech Trust embarked on a recruitment programme to identify and appoint several new trustees to assist with the ongoing development of the NZ Hi-Tech Awards.

“We entered into the process hoping to attract some interest and were blown away by both the number of applications and the quality of those applying. It is wonderful to see the value of the work performed by the Hi-Tech Trust recognised by the incredible quality, and quantity, of candidates who applied. 

We are delighted to bring on board our new trustees, they each bring a wealth of industry knowledge and connections, are well respected in the sector and have a huge passion for the Awards and their ongoing development.

The Hi Tech Trust is proud of it's role in assisting our industry come together and recognise its achievements. The sector continues to gain momentum, now being our 3rd largest exporter. It is also time to bring some fresh perspective and increased diversity to assist the Hi-Tech Trust achieve its goals. We are delighted to have such deep experience join us for the next phase of our journey." says Norrie.

Norrie thanked outgoing trustees Al Monro, Ross Peat and Andrew Plimmer, saying, “Al, Ross and Andrew have all contributed so much to the Awards over the years and I would like to personally thank them for giving so willingly of their time and expertise.”

The 2017 Hi-Tech Awards open for entries at the end of November and the event already has a full complement of sponsors, says Bob Pinchin, director of Swaytech, the organisers of the Awards.

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