UC Alumni Function - Wellington Chapter

Presenter: Dr Allan Freeth
  • Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2020 to Wednesday, 26 February 2020
  • Time: 05:30PM to 07:30PM
  • Location: The Wellington Club, Fourth Floor, 88 The Terrace
  • Ticket: Paid $25

Dr Allan Freeth took up the role of Chief Executive of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in September 2015.

He has extensive experience of both governance and management, and is well-known across New Zealand’s business, cultural, and public sectors.

Dr Freeth’s previous managerial roles include seven years as Chief Executive of TelstraClear Limited (2005–2012), and five years as Chief Executive/Managing Director of Wrightson Limited (to 2004). Prior to that, he held senior management roles in Wrightson Rural and at Trust Bank New Zealand Limited.

He was Chair of Triplejump until October 2018, and Housing New Zealand Corporation until July 2015, and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Global Film Solutions until April 2017. He is also active in the not-for-profit sector with previous roles as Chair of Queen Margaret College, and Save the Children New Zealand, Deputy Chairman of Film NZ, and a Director of the Malaghan Institute.

At present he is Acting Chairman of Crimestoppers, a Trustee on the Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum Trust, and a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at Massey University.  He also acts as an advisor for a number of charities associated with child and youth organisations.

Dr Freeth holds a BSc (1st class Honours) degree in Zoology, a Doctorate in Philosophy in Population Genetics, and an MBA with Distinction.

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