Carter tack­les job with Blake trust

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Former Olympic triathlon cham­pion Hamish Carter has been ap­pointed the Sir Peter Blake Trust cor­po­rate part­ner­ships and spon­sor­ship gen­eral man­ager.

He will be re­spon­si­ble for nur­tur­ing the trust’s re­la­tion­ships with its net­work of spon­sors and key stake­hold­ers as well as pur­su­ing ad­di­tional fund­ing, sup­port and spon­sor­ship.

Since re­tir­ing from com­pet­i­tive sport in 2007, Hamish has held cor­po­rate roles with Lion Nathan and Xero.

The role at the Sir Peter Blake Trust pro­vided a new chal­lenge, with an or­gan­i­sa­tion close to his heart.

‘‘I’m hon­oured to be work­ing for an or­gan­i­sa­tion that is fo­cused on con­tin­u­ing Sir Peter’s in­cred­i­ble legacy and one that has such a great net­work of spon­sors, lead­ers, sup­port­ers and part­ners,’’ Hamish says.

Mean­while, the trust thanks the 675 sup­port­ers who voted in the Toy­ota 25 Ways to say Thanks com­pe­ti­tion as­sist­ing the team to win the use of a new Corolla for three years.

The trust was 13th out of 517 char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tions and the car will be handed over in a cer­e­mony with the 24 other win­ning char­i­ties later this month.

‘‘Win­ning means we can save much needed funds for other ex­cit­ing projects,’’ trust chief ex­ec­u­tive Shel­ley Camp­bell says.

Ms Camp­bell also ac­com­pa­nied Andy Roberts from the De­part­ment of Con­ser­va­tion and pi­lot Han­ni­bal Hays on a visit to New Zealand’s sub-Antarc­tic is­lands in March, an area which Sir Peter was es­pe­cially passionate about.

Photo: PETER MEECHAM

Hamish Carter: The former Olympian joins the Sir Peter Blake Trust.

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