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One of New Zealand's youngest directors appointed

Wednesday 29th September 2010

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The Gough Group has announced the appointment of one of New Zealand's youngest directors, Jamie Gough, to its board at its annual meeting.

David Faulkner former chief executive of Fulton Hogan has also joined the six-member board, following two retirements.

The Gough Group is New Zealand's leading provider of equipment and services to the infrastructure, mining, forestry, transport and power system industries.

Antony Gough, a major shareholder in the group, says the appointment of 25-year old Jamie Gough will inject some fresh thinking into the company.

"Jamie will be a valuable addition to the Gough Group's board. He brings an impressive amount of experience, as well as an eye to the future."

In 2007 Jamie Gough was elected as a Community Board member for Christchurch's Fendalton/Waimairi Ward. He is running again in the current Local Body Elections as a Christchurch City Councillor.

In 2009 he was elected as an executive member of the Christchurch Central City Business Association Board by the local business community and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Gough says his political and business experience complement each other well.

"I am excited about joining the Board of the Gough Group and I look forward to using the knowledge and experience I have gained in the political and corporate fields to help take the company forward.

He says his key role is to enable the talented people throughout the company, who specialise in their own respective areas, to be successful and achieve positive outcomes for themselves and the company.

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