Harbour announces new CEO

Thursday, March 2, 2006    

Currently employed as the Commercial and Marketing Manager at Canterbury Rugby Football Union, Hollister has a strong commercial, management and sports marketing background with over 15 years experience in the sports industry.

North Harbour Chairman, Gerard Van Tilborg, is delighted with Brett’s appointment and looks forward to his joining the Union.

“The recruitment process produced a number of high calibre applicants all offering different strengths and skills. Brett was the stand out choice, not only with his previous experience and track record but his commitment to the future of Harbour. We are looking forward to his leadership, drive and determination becoming part of the Union,” Van Tilborg said.

Prior to his time at Canterbury Rugby Union, Hollister worked at Telecom New Zealand as the Sponsorship and Events Manager and gained international experience working for PRISM in both Europe and Australia.

“As one of the fastest growing regions in the country, North Harbour is a force to be reckoned with," Hollister said. "I am excited about being a part of that – the growth of the area, the growth of the Union and the growth of the community.”

Hollister attended local Harbour High school, Westlake Boys High for a period of time, where he further developed his rowing abilities. He went on to represent New Zealand, winning a gold medal in the coxed four at the World Rowing Championships in Germany in 1983 and a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984.