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My Second Career Phase



17 October 1987 - 27 February 1992

Employer Aorangi Regional Development Council
(Ad-hoc to the Department of Trade and Industry
& Ministry of Commerce)
Position Executive Director
Responsible to Mr Alan R Reith (chairman)
Role To provide executive support to the Board, manage and promote development projects and seminars, and provide one-to-one assistance to grants applicants

Advising the Minster on regional development issues.
Promotion of the Investigation Grant Scheme
Assistance to applicants and advise Council on their recommendations to the Ministry of Commerce and monitor progress.
Maintenance of knowledge and understanding of economic trends.
Provide information and guidance to new and existing businesses .
Investigation and promotion economic development opportunities.
Administration of the Council affairs.
Promotion of the Council role and profile.
Maintenance and coordination with industry and other key

  • 1500 (approx) enquiries assisted
  • 182 investigation grants approved for $1,062,000
  • Promotion of applicant successes through regular media coverage and addresses
  • 3 Quality Assurance Workshops run for over 100 managers
  • Organised the National Launch of Innovation Programme and ran two "Innovation Workshops" for over 60 managers
  • Initiated and organised "Make It With Marketing" Seminar for 370 people
  • Office procedures streamlined to achieve a 40% cost reduction while increasing grant activity
  • Initiated a business directory
  • Assistance provided to Trade & Industry, Ministry of Commerce Projects
  • Streamlined reporting to Council Members
  • Developed computer-based systems: ledger, budget, cashflow, and variance reporting, enquiry/client records and reporting, etc.
  • Assisted the establishment and initial promotion of Mount Cook Marketing Limited
  • Adviser/monitor Group Development Pilot - Department of Labour
  • 1990 Commemoration promoted and coordinated groups
 Additional Roles
  • Board Member - Aorangi Public Relations Assn.
  • Member - Timaru Fishing Liaison Committee
  • Adviser to Ministry of Commerce Innovation Programme
  • Delegate 1988 Sister City visit to Orange New South Wales.



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