New QLDC Economic Development Manager commences role

The new Queenstown Lakes District Council Economic Development Manager Peter Harris commenced is role on 24 July.

Working within the QLDC Corporate Services Team, Mr Harris will manage economic development and business-related matters across the District.

QLDC General Manager Corporate Services, Meaghan Miller was excited about the appointment, “this is a new position at QLDC, created in response to the need to develop a plan for delivering the objectives of the QLDC Economic Development Strategy.”

“It represents a future-focussed approach by Council to ensure the continued diversification and resilience of our economy.”

The role will also lead the development of a contestable economic development fund aimed at innovation and diversification. Council hopes to be in a position to announce further details within the next few months.

Mr Harris was employed by Otago Polytechnic and prior to that developed and managed the Dunedin City Council Economic Development Unit for ten years. He brings to the role significant experience, contacts and expert insight.

This article was originally published by The CUBE and has been republished by Startup Queenstown Lakes to complete our archives.