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New Board Appointees for Alpine Energy And Primeport

Published: 18 Dec 2017

Timaru District Holdings Limited has made two new appointments to the boards of Alpine Energy and PrimePort Timaru.

Timaru District Holdings Limited has appointed New Zealand businessman and Engineer, Dr Don Elder, to the board of South Canterbury electricity supply company, Alpine Energy.

Mr Elder will replace Warren Bell, who stepped down from the board earlier this year.

He has held a variety of positions in the finance and resources sector, both here and abroad, and currently sits on the board of companies including The Lyttelton Port of Christchurch Ltd, Canterbury Seismic Instruments and Spanbild Group.

Engineer and City Care CEO, Onno Mulder has been appointed to the board of PrimePort, replacing Ian Fitzgerald.

He had a wealth of engineering with a focus on major civil and infrastructural issues and among other appointments has served on the boards of the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild (SCIRT) Team, Roading New Zealand and NZ Water. He is also a current director of Habitat for Humanity.

TDHL Chair and Mayor of Timaru District, Damon Odey, said that both he and the board are pleased with the appointments, which was approved by the Council on 28 November.

“Both candidates backgrounds gives them a good understanding of the issues that the infrastructure sectors face, and will help us grow these valuable assets for the Timaru District community.

“They are fantastic appointment which will introduce some fresh new ideas, expertise and experience to the Alpine and PrimePort boards.”

Timaru District Holdings Limited is the 100% Timaru District Council Owned business which invests in local assets on the community’s behalf, holding significant shareholdings in both Alpine (47.5%) and Prime Port Timaru (50%) as well as property interests in the port area.