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Chairman Of Ngapuhi Commercial Arm Knighted

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23 August 2009 - Business leader and Ngapuhi commercial arm chairman, John Goulter, was recently invested as a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Northland-based Sir John, who chairs the Ngapuhi Asset Holding Company, was one of 24 women and 48 men who were formally installed as dames and knights at a recent ceremony in Wellington.

Sir John was previously honoured in 2003 as a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and the community.

He has a distinguished business career spanning almost 50 years.

This includes 15 as the inaugural chief executive and then managing director of Auckland International Airport Limited. He has chaired a number of New Zealand organisations, including the New Zealand Lotteries Commission and United Carriers Group in Whangarei.

Sir John is currently Chair of the NZ Business and Parliament Trust, Paraparaumu Airport and a director of TVNZ and the Reserve Bank.

Chairman of Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi, Raniera (Sonny) Tau, congratulated Sir John on his investiture. He said Ngapuhi was fortunate to have his commercial and business skills on their team.

"Ngapuhi have worked with Sir John for more than a year now. His contribution to the development of the Runanga's subsidiary companies is significant.

"He brings both his business skills and a real affinity for Ngapuhi to everything he does on our behalf."

"Sir John started his management career in Taitokerau with Ceramco. Now he has come home to work with Ngapuhi and guide our commercial arm through a consolidation phase during a time of deep economic recession. We are grateful for his contribution and hope we can keep him engaged for some years to come."

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