A new appointment has been made to the Te Mata Park Trust board to fill a vacancy left with the departure of former board member, Ian Gold.
Hastings District Council has named Jon Lewin as Mr Gold’s replacement.
Trust chair, Mike Devonshire said all applicants were of a high standard.
“Ian has been an integral contributor to both our strategic development, and our improved operational effectiveness these past six years,” said Mr Devonshire.
“Whilst we are sad to be losing him, we are extremely grateful for his dedication to our wonderful park!”
Mr Devonshire said Mr Lewin would bring a strong commercial and legal skillset to the board, having been a commercial lawyer with nearly 25 years’ experience.
“He lives in the Tukituki Valley and with his young family enjoys regularly mountain biking, dog walking and trail running in Te Mata Park. We’re very happy to have him join us.”
The appointment is for an initial period of three years, and can be renewed for a further two terms. The board is made up of eight voluntary members, including two Hastings district councillors.