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Northlander ready for action

Posted on April 20, 2017

Jude Thompson
Jude Thompson

Northland local Jude Thompson has been appointed as the new Portfolio Manager for the Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan (Action Plan).

“The position, jointly funded by Northland Inc and MBIE, plays a pivotal role in the ongoing implementation of the Action Plan which is now in its second year," Chair of the Action Plan Working Group and CEO of Northland Inc David Wilson says.

“Jude has a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors and an extensive knowledge of regional stakeholders, Maori, local and central government. Until recently she held an economic-development focused senior role with Whangarei District Council.  She will continue the good work of her predecessor Carol Berghan who has recently returned to work with iwi in the Far North.”

As Portfolio Manager, Jude will report against progress, performance and risk at all levels of the Action Plan to both the Advisory and Working Groups, and will also support project managers to achieve milestones and complete actions. Encouraging collaboration and cooperation between agencies across the projects and work streams will be key to achieving the aspirational goals of the Action Plan.