Media Release – 2 May 2017

New Board appointment for Authority

The Waikato River Authority has a new board member with the appointment of Barry Harris.
Mr Harris is a Crown appointee through local government nomination.
Other Crown Appointees to be reappointed to the Authority are Hon John Luxton (co-chair), Traci Houpapa, Alan Livingston and Peter Buckley. The Crown appointment process has meant Jenni Vernon comes off the Board.
John Luxton and fellow co-chair Tukoroirangi Morgan (Iwi appointee) have paid tribute to Jenni Vernon’s work for the Authority, which also included her membership of the Guardians Establishment Committee, the forerunner to the Waikato River Authority.
Mr Harris, and his fellow Crown appointees, have been appointed for three year terms. Mr Harris is a professional director who is currently chair of DairyNZ and has recently been appointed chair of WINTEC.