"Nelson man Brian Moriarty has been appointed the new chief executive of Ngai Tahu Seafood Ltd.
The company's chairman, Brian Rhoades, made the announcement yesterday, saying the board was delighted to have someone of Mr Moriarty's calibre and experience to lead Ngai Tahu Seafood. Mr Moriarty will move from Nelson to Christchurch, where he will be based, early in the new year, and will begin his role with Ngai Tahu Seafood on February 3.
Dr Rhoades said Mr Moriarty's knowledge of the seafood industry, strong business acumen and well established networks would add considerable value to Ngai Tahu Seafood.
Mr Moriarty said he was excited about the challenges and opportunities ahead for Ngai Tahu Seafood. "The company has developed a very strong foundation over recent years and is now in an excellent position to successfully pursue strategically aligned areas of growth.""Good luck with the challenges ahead.
So we get a good person into a good role - how about putting a young Ngai Tahu person in to support him and learn from him. It could be mutually beneficial and add value to the iwi. It doesn't have to be straight away - he can get his feet under the desk - but why not have a plan to empower Ngai Tahu whanui.