Gwendoline Keel, Jussara Bierman and Colleen Te Arihi are the three new trustees on the Tourism Bay of Plenty board, appointed by Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council.
Mayor Greg Brownless is welcoming the new trustees to the board.
“The Tourism Bay of Plenty board will be strengthened by the complementary skills of Gwendoline, Jussara and Colleen,” says Greg.
“They have the particular skills and experience identified by the panel that will help Tourism Bay of Plenty meet its recently revised strategic objectives.
“The appointment of trustees to their Council Controlled Organisation’s (CCO’s) is one of the most important roles Councils have to ensure agreed outcomes are effectively delivered on by the CCO.”
Des Hammond, Tourism Bay of Plenty chairman is delighted to welcome Gwendoline, Jussara and Colleen to the board.
“They bring vast and diversified experience and fantastic connections across the sector,” says Des.
“Colleen has broad experience and is well known across the Bay of Plenty. Her iwi connections and mana are extensive and we are honoured she has agreed to join our board.
"Jussara is a marketing guru and having lived in China very recently she brings a global insight that is helpful when marketing off-shore and online. Gwendoline’s legal background, with a compliance speciality when paired with tourism/major event experience will assist Tourism Bay of Plenty with implementation of our visitor economy strategy.
“We’re looking forward to their contributions to further enhancement of the contribution the tourism sector brings to this region.”
Tourism Bay of Plenty is a trust and CCO, jointly controlled by Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council.
The two councils appointed the three trustees to the board, commencing June 1.