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ChristchurchNZ poaches ATEED’s Loren Heaphy

10 May 2018  By Staff Reporter

Loren Heaphy

ChristchurchNZ has appointed Loren Heaphy its new general manager of destination and attraction.

Heaphy is the current special projects event development manager for Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED).

She starts her role at ChristchurchNZ in June.

Heaphy was one of five appointments announced today by ChristchurchNZ, which is putting its senior leadership in place.

Boyd Warren has been hired as revenue and commercial partnerships manager; Robyn Andrews as general manager of corporate services; Richard Sandford as general manager of innovation and business growth; and Anna Elphick as general manager of strategy, policy and insights.

ChristchurchNZ chief executive Joanna Norris said an extensive search had been undertaken to recruit the new team.

“We are lucky to have had a focused, caring and committed leadership group to steer ChristchurchNZ so ably since the merger and these appointments mean we will continue to have a passionate leadership team moving forward,” said Norris.

On Heaphy’s appointment, Norris said she had a proven track record of achievement and managing destination outcomes.

Prior to ATEED, Heaphy has been general manager of tourism and events with Ngati Whatua Orakei, international marketing and recruitment manager for Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, and international marketing manager for Nelson Tasman Tourism.

ChristchurchNZ was established in July last year by the merger of Canterbury Development Corporation, Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism, International Education, the Convention Bureau and the Christchurch City Council’s Major Events Team.

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