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New Chair for Priority One
New Chair for Priority One

Ex Trustpower Senior Executive, Simon Clarke has been appointed as the new Chair of Priority One.

Clarke was appointed by the Priority One Board post its AGM in December and takes over from Brett Hewlett.

“I’m really excited to be taking over as Chair from Brett who has done such a great job over the last 5 years. I believe that relative to some other regions, Tauranga Moana is extremely well placed to flourish & prosper in a 'post-covid' world and 2021 is 'our moment' to accelerate our efforts. I’m looking forward to putting my shoulder behind the fantastic P1 team to get some positive stuff done”.

Clarke was previously Deputy Chair and has been on the Priority One board for the last 8 years. He is an experienced senior executive and recently set up a governance & strategic consultancy, Matua Governance. Clarke is also Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

“We are delighted to have someone of Simon’s calibre and energy taking over as Chair and I’m looking forward to working with him and the rest of the Board to accelerate sustainable economic development outcomes in the Western Bay,” says CEO, Nigel Tutt.