12 June 2018

Sounds Air adds to its expertise

Expanding New Zealand airline Sounds Air has appointed Glenys Coughlan to its board as an independent director. Central Otago-based Coughlan has extensive experience in tourism and aviation, having worked for Air New Zealand as Manager of Strategic Planning. She was also the CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand for several years and has served on the Board of Tourism New Zealand and Chaired the Board of Positively Wellington Tourism. Her current directorships include Dunedin Venues Management Ltd, which is responsible for Forsyth Barr Stadium and the Dunedin Town Hall, and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED).  ATEED is Auckland’s economic development agency and its responsibilities include marketing Auckland as a visitor destination along with driving major events including the America’s Cup. Coughlan is also current chair of Outward Bound New Zealand which is based in the Marlborough Sounds. Coughlan is the part-time General Manager of Tourism Central Otago where she has been responsible for developing a new long-term industry strategy to support the expansion of the region’s economy. Andrew Crawford, Sounds Air’s Managing Director, said he was delighted to welcome Coughlan to the board. “Sounds Air is on a strong growth path and we recognise the importance of robust governance to help us negotiate the way ahead.  Glenys brings a strong set of skills and experience that will contribute to our future developments”

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