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Arts Centre Director Resigns

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2 July 2008 - The Arts Centre announced today that Director Tony Paine has resigned after nearly ten years in the role.

Arts Centre Trust Board Chair, Cindy Robinson, said that the Board had received Tony's resignation with considerable regret.

"Tony has provided outstanding leadership for a significant period of time, and he leaves the organisation in very good heart," Cindy Robinson said.

"Tony has our sincere thanks for his contribution to the management and development of what is one of the city's leading cultural attractions and a internationally recognised centre for the creative sector,"

Tony Paine says that after nearly ten years in the role it is time for a new challenge, and for someone else to move the Centre forward.

"I've enjoyed this role enormously," Tony Paine said.

"The Arts Centre is a great place and I'm very proud of all that's been achieved here over the last decade. It has been the result of a lot of hard work and commitment from a huge number of people. I leave with a real feeling of optimism about the Arts Centre's future."

Cindy Robinson says the departing Director must also be recognised for the work he has done with the Board in preparing the Arts Centre for the future.

"Thanks to the work of the Executive Team - led by Tony - and the Board, we are prepared to meet the financial challenges of caring for over 20 heritage buildings and to guarantee that the Arts Centre continues to be an inspiring and vital place for future generations." Tony Paine will be moving to Wellington in September to take up the role of CEO of Victim Support. Ms Robinson said the Board is currently working on the appointment of a new Director.

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