Otago Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Christie
has been appointed the new Enterprise Dunedin director.
Mr Christie has worked for the Otago Chamber of Commerce for
21 years and has been its Chief Executive since July 1995.
He was closely involved with the development of Dunedin's
economic development strategy and has a key role in projects
such as Project Shanghai and China.
Chamber chairwoman Ali Copeman said: "This is a massive loss
for the Chamber, but a massive gain for the city. With his
passion and economic development knowledge, having John lead
Enterprise Dunedin can only be good for the city."
Enterprise Dunedin is the new agency responsible for the
economic development and marketing of the city. It brings
together the Dunedin City Council's Economic Development Unit
(EDU), i-SITE and Tourism Dunedin.
Mr Christie will take up the position in late October.