Auckland Council has appointed two new directors to the board of its council-controlled organisation (CCO), Auckland Unlimited, meaning it now has a full complement of nine members.
Councillor Christine Fletcher, Deputy Chair of the Appointments, Performance Review Committee (APR), which approved the appointments, is delighted with the calibre of its newest board members.
“I am pleased to welcome two highly experienced leaders to the Auckland Unlimited board who will be very well placed to help us get the best outcomes from Auckland’s wonderful arts and culture sector.
“We had such strong interest in these roles from some very qualified applicants and I’m pleased to be able to officially announce our successful candidates: Alastair Carruthers and Hinurewa (Hinu) te Hau.
These appointments will help fill several skills gaps that were identified on the Auckland Unlimited board, in particular experience in the arts and culture sector and bringing a deep understanding of te ao Māori and other strategic perspectives.
“I am confident that both Alastair and Hinu will add immense value to the board and will benefit all Aucklanders through their work,” says Cr Fletcher.
The two appointees were selected through a robust screening process, before being approved at June’s APR Committee meeting.
The APR Committee is responsible for all appointments to the boards of CCOs, in accordance with the council’s Appointment and Remuneration Policy for Board Members and the Local Government Act.
Alastair Carruthers was also appointed to the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board at the same meeting.
Auckland Unlimited is Auckland’s new economic and cultural agency, formed in late 2020 through the merger of Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA) and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED).