The company running Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium has
appointed a new business development manager as part of a push
to secure more bookings.
Kim Dodds, a projects co-ordinator with Catlins Coast
Incorporated, was responsible for implementing the Catlins
tourism strategy, but would take up her new role with Dunedin
Venues Management Ltd today.
She would oversee DVML's meetings, incentives, conferences
and exhibitions business, and management of DVML's suite of
venues, including the stadium and refurbished Dunedin Centre,
chief executive Terry Davies said.
''We have the most outstanding event facilities in the city
and Kim's enthusiasm and expertise will ensure their maximum
potential is realised,'' he said.
Her appointment came after Mr Davies in July confirmed DVML
was shedding six staff, but recruiting four more, as part of
a push to sharpen its commercial focus.
The restructure was designed to shift the company from a
start-up business focused on operational issues to one that
was more commercially driven.
The changes were being staggered over a few months, but would
reduce DVML's overall staff from 27 to 25.