Queenstown businessman and philanthropist Sir Eion Edgar has
joined the Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust board, along
with fundraising specialist Fiona McPhee and teacher and
journalist Annabel Wilson.
They follow the appointment last October of Mark Verbiest,
chairman of the board of directors of Telecom and TransPower
and also a trustee of Wellington's New Zealand Festival.
Chairwoman Hetty Van Hale said all four had been specifically
recruited to strengthen governance in key areas identified in
a strategic review conducted after the most recent festival
in April, 2013.
Sir Eion is chairman of Forsyth Barr and Winter Games New
He has been involved in many charitable and sporting
organisations including the New Zealand Olympic Committee, of
which he is honorary president, plus the Central Lakes Trust,
the Skeggs Foundation and the University of Otago.
The next Southern Lakes Festival of Colour will be held in
April next year.