Statement from Kristy McDonald QC


Today an announcement was made that Keith Manch, the Authority's Chief Executive/Registrar has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive and Director of Maritime New Zealand.

Keith will take up this role in December 2011.

I would like to congratulate Keith on his appointment to this position.

Keith has worked closely with the Authority’s Board in leading significant developments in the Authority during 2011 and will leave the Authority in a strong position. His appointment to the Maritime New Zealand role is a positive career step and reflects the skills and experience he brings to organisational leadership as a senior manager with broad experience in the public sector.

The Board will immediately commence the process of recruiting a new Chief Executive/Registrar to ensure a smooth transition.

Download this media release (.pdf 138KB).