Wānaka resident appointed to QAC Board of Directors [Wanaka Sun, 12/11/20]
Wānaka resident Anne Urlwin has been appointed as one of three new directors to the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC)’s Board of Directors.
Urlwin is a director of Precinct Properties New Zealand Ltd, Tilt Renewables Ltd, Steel & Tube Holdings Ltd and Summerset Group Holdings Ltd. She is Deputy Chairman of Southern Response Earthquake Services and a director of City Rail Link Ltd and Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Ltd. She is a former director of Chorus Ltd and her previous governance roles have included chairmanship of the New Zealand Blood Service and of the Naylor Love Construction group.
Urlwin is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the New Zealand Shareholders Association and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to commencing her governance career, Urlwin held executive finance roles in the meat and IT industries following several years with KPMG.
Urlwin said: “I have been involved in governance roles for quite a few years.
“What attracted me to this role was the opportunity for me to contribute my professional skills to our community.
“And I am interested in aviation and infrastructure. I need to travel for work and family and so fly a lot. My interest in aviation goes back to my time as a director of Airways Corporation.
“Apparently, there was lots of interest in the role- you have to apply like any other job.”