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The WREDA board

Led by our Chair Peter Biggs, the WREDA Board brings together leaders with a broad range of experience, knowledge and expertise. All are passionate about Wellington's success, and are collectively responsible for setting WREDA's strategic direction.

Peter Biggs CNZM

Peter Biggs

Peter is Chair of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) Board of Directors. He is also Chief Executive of Assignment, appointed after 15 years heading up Clemenger BBDO in Wellington and Melbourne, and Chair of the New Zealand Book Council. A former Wellingtonian of the Year, Peter is The Prince of Wales’ Charities Representative in New Zealand, and was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2013.

Professor Grant Guilford

Prof Grant Guilford

Vice Chancellor, Victoria University.  Previously, he was the Dean of Faculty of Sciences, University of Auckland. He also served as Director on the Boards of UniServices, Genomics NZ and Landcare Research and AgResearch. Prior to this, Professor Guilford was the Head of the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University.

Thomas Pippos

Thomas Pippos

National Chief Executive, Deloitte, Director on the Deloitte New Zealand Board and member of the Deloitte Asia Pacific Leadership Council. Previously, he was Tax Policy Advisor to the Minister of Revenue and Finance.

Matt Clarke

Matt Clarke

Currently, Matt is the Chief Commercial Officer, Wellington Airport and Director of Nelson Airport.  He has held previous Director roles in various airport entities.  In 2006, Matt joined Infratil and was based in the UK as the CEO of Infratil’s Kent International Airport until 2010, when he returned home to New Zealand. He previously held the role of Chief Executive, Rotorua Airport.

Dave Gibson

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Dave set up and ran the Wellington based screen production company Gibson Group for around 35 years. Subsequent to selling his shareholding he was the CEO of the New Zealand Film Commission from 2014 to early 2018.

He has served on a number of boards related to the New Zealand film and TV industry. In the late 90's Dave chaired major New Zealand film and TV initiative Project Blue Sky which fought for and won equal access for New Zealand TV programmes in Australia. In 2012 he was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his contribution to the television and film industries.

Tracey Bridges

Tracey works in strategy, leadership and behaviour change, with an international reputation for leadership in social marketing. In 2017, Tracey sold her shareholding in SenateSHJ, the trans-Tasman communication consultancy that she co-founded, to focus on a portfolio career combining business directorships and consultancy in the social sector.

She is a Trustee of the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust, and a co-founder and director of The Good Registry.  She is a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand, the Chair of the New Zealand Social Marketing Network, and a member of the Board of the Australian Association of Social Marketing. 

Kylie Archer

As the Chief Operating Officer for Expo 2020, Kylie is responsible for delivering New Zealand’s pavilion in Dubai.  Previously she led the Government’s International Investment Attraction Taskforce, New Zealand Major Events and was Director of the Flag Consideration Project. Leadership roles in the private sector include, Head of Marketing for Skycity Entertainment Group and Events and Sponsorship for the Tourism Association. Kylie is also a Trustee for the Te Papa Foundation.

Wayne Mulligan

Wayne is CEO of Fomana Capital, an active investor and director in health, biotech, nutraceuticals and high value nutrition companies, and he is involved in a number of international trade and investment programs. He is also Chair of Wellington's Iwi settlement trust, Taranaki Whanui ki te Upoko o te Ika.

Wayne is Taranaki born, Wairarapa raised, and calls Wellington - Te Whanganui a Tara - his kainga (home).

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