NZ Art Show Appoints New Chair and Two New Board Members
The NZ Art Show is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair and new Board Members.
Wellington accountant Anne Stephenson is the newly appointed Chair of the NZ Art Show Ltd Board of Directors. Outgoing Chair, Wellington lawyer Graeme Reeves announced his retirement from the Board of Directors this week: he had held the position for seven years.
Anne Stephenson is Chief Strategist and principal of accountancy firm Connected Accountants, formerly Stephenson Thorner, and she first joined the NZ Art Show board in 2012. Prior to that, she had had a long association with the show and has built up a significant art collection from the show since it first started in 2004.
Reeves is delighted with his replacement.
‘After seven years as Chair I am extremely proud to have been associated with such an important and compelling event that contributes so much to the community, says Reeves. ‘I am confident that the show will continue to thrive under the direction of incoming chair Anne Stephenson.
‘She is a highly regarded and successful member of the business community and her expertise has been instrumental in ensuring the show’s successes to date: I have no doubt that she will continue to be invaluable to the show’s trajectory forward.’
Stephenson is a business advisor and accountant who works with creative and innovative businesses. She has built her practice helping entrepreneurs develop their businesses through understanding and analysing the numbers, developing goals and implementing plans to ensure they achieve their goals. Her clients include design companies, architects and other owner managed creative businesses.
Two new appointments to the Board are Jane Hart and David Foot, who have both had a strong connection with the show for several years.
Jane Hart is Account Manager at Signature Promotions, New Zealand’s leading promotional branding agency, a position she has held for nearly twenty years. She has been a client of the show since 2004 and has served as a member of the selection and judging panels for the last five years.
‘The NZ Art Show is very important because it supports New Zealand art, artists and art buyers at a grass roots level’, says Hart. ‘No one else in New Zealand does the same thing on the same level.’
David Foot is a Director of car dealership Brendan Foot Supersite and a son of the company’s founder, Brendan Foot. David’s association with the show goes back ten years when Brendan Foot Supersite started sponsoring the show.
‘The NZ Art Show is a fantastic event I am proud to be associated with and I’ve enjoyed watching the show grow over the years. It is a wonderful event for Wellington. It’s an honour to have been asked to come on Board and I look forward to being involved with the event on a strategic level’.
The dates for the 2019 show are Queen’s Birthday Weekend, May 31 to June 3, with the gala evening to be held May 30