New ATEED Director Named

Auckland Uni Vice Chancellor names as new Board Director of ATEED

From the Office of the Mayor Len Brown

Education leader joins ATEED board

One of New Zealand’s most respected educators has been appointed a director of Auckland Council’s economic growth agency.

University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon has joined the board of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) – the council-controlled organisation (CCO) responsible for helping deliver economic transformation and Auckland Council’s vision to become the world’s most liveable city.

Council’s CCO Governance and Monitoring Committee approved Professor McCutcheon’s appointment at its July meeting and the appointment brings the board up to its full complement of seven.

Mayor Len Brown says he’s delighted Professor McCutcheon has joined the ATEED Board. “Under Professor McCutcheon’s watch, the commercial potential of Auckland University research has been unlocked. He will bring to bear a perfect range of experience to help ATEED’s ongoing transformation of Auckland’s economy.”

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse who chairs the CCO Governance and Monitoring Committee says Professor McCutcheon’s academic achievements in science are renowned. “His career has revealed a large and sharp capability in education governance and he will make a very valuable contribution to the ATEED Board.”

ATEED Chair David McConnell says: “I look forward to the real strengths and wise counsel Professor McCutcheon will undoubtedly bring to ATEED’s governance – particularly around our priority to develop an effective strategic relationship with Auckland’s world-class tertiary institutions.”

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Just remember ATEED is not the flavour of the month with Auckland ratepayers with 27,000 Long Term Plan submitters wanting ATEED’s budget slashed and the Governing Body of Auckland Council doing the exact opposite.

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