Air New Zealands longest serving Director, Sir Ron Carter, is planning to step down from the Board on March 31, 2007.
Chairman John Palmer commented on “Sir Ron’s outstanding contribution to the airline” since he joined the Board in July 1998, citing him as “justifiably one of the most respected figures in New Zealand business” whose “wisdom and insight have been incredibly valuable to Air New Zealands Board.”
Mr Palmer commented: “In particular, Sir Rons background in engineering and Chairmanship of the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority have enabled him to make a significant contribution in the area of flight operations and safety as Chairman of Air New Zealands Safety Committee.
“Sir Ron has been an excellent ambassador for Air New Zealand and the nation during his time as a Board member, and retires with the very best wishes of the Board.”
There are no plans for further appointments due to the recent appointment of Jim Fox to the Board.