Sue Sullivan departs CINZ after five years

She will step down at the end of November to take up a new role in Canterbury.

Sue Sullivan has resigned from her role as Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) chief executive, following a five-year tenure.

She will be leaving the association at the end of November to take up a new role in Canterbury, as chief executive of Christchurch and Hanmer Attractions.

Reflecting on her time at CINZ, Sullivan said it was a privilege to lead the team for five years.

“New Zealand’s business events industry is set for great things, and I am privileged to have worked with an amazing team and many hundreds of our members in this vibrant, exciting sector,” she said.

CINZ Board chair Tony Gardner said Sue Sullivan has been outstanding in leading CINZ since her appointment in June 2014 and has taken the organisation into a new chapter of member-focused industry leadership.

“Over five successful years, Sue has done a remarkable job leading CINZ from a time of uncertainty to today’s important role in the sector,” he said.

“Her non-stop drive and straight-up leadership have been powerful in creating value for members and the industry.

“We will miss her, but she is going to an exciting new opportunity in her home region of Canterbury and we wish her all the best.”

The process to find a new chief executive has begun. Those interested in applying for the role are invited to contact Sharon Edwards by email.

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