Venture capitalist and philanthropist Sam Morgan and marketer and bike lover Richard Leggat are the latest additions to the board of Tourism New Zealand.
Leggat has a varied background across business, marketing and e-commerce and is currently employed in a sales and marketing role for a leading provider of e-commerce solutions. He has also worked for an apparel manufacturer and as a stockbroker both in New Zealand and London.
Leggat recently took the chairmanship at BikeNZ, an organisation that supports the development of cycling in New Zealand. He is also a founding committee member of the Eating Disorder Association of New Zealand and chairs the Parnell District School Board of Trustees.
Morgan, who was chief executive at Trade Me until 2008 following sale of the business to Fairfax in 2006, now serves as an advisor to Trade Me and is an active software investor and philanthropist, investing in enterprises that benefit communities in the Pacific, Asia and Africa.
He is a director of software company Xero and is also involved as a shareholder, director or adviser with a number of other New Zealand software companies.
The departing board members, Susie Johnstone and Paul Bingham, served on Tourism New Zealand's Board from December 2003 and John Barrett has been reappointed as a board member for a second three-year term.
And, to celebrate the dual appointment, take a look at this new video for the Rugby World Cup, replete with soaring, atmospheric melodies *single tear rolls down cheek due to overwhelming feeling of patriotism*.