The New Zealand Fish and Game Council has appointed Ray Grubb as chairperson.
Grubb brings governance experience as a company director: senior management experience in large and small businesses, planning skills and experience in both public and private sectors, tourism expertise as a business owner and as a consultant, and negotiating skills, Fish and Game says.
He has fished extensively in New Zealand and overseas and developed a good knowledge of international management practices for both game birds and fishing that are relevant here.
“Fish and Game represents the interest of 130,000 freshwater anglers and game bird hunters. As chair, I will be working for all 130,000 licence holders,” Grubb said.
“I am honoured to have been appointed to such an important position. I thank my fellow councillors for their vote of support and look forward to working with them and the regional Fish and Game councils.”
Grubb thanked outgoing chairperson Paul Shortis for his service to Fish and Game and the New Zealand Council. Shortis stepped down for personal reasons in November.