New Chairperson appointed to Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa Management Committee

Mr Grant Lilly, who works as a professional director on a range of government, local government and corporate boards, has been appointed to the prestigious position of independent director / chairperson of the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa Management Committee.

Mr Lilly previously had a significant executive career in aviation and tourism, and currently works as a professional director on a range of government, local government, and corporate boards including being Deputy Chairman of the Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand, a Director of Queenstown Airport Corporation, a Board Member of the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board, a Director of New Zealand Experience Ltd (NZX listed) and Rainbows End Theme Park Ltd, a Board Member of the Civil Aviation Authority of N.Z. and the Aviation Security Service of N.Z., and a Board Member of the Aviation Tourism and Travel Training Organisation. Mr Lilly culminated a long career with Air New Zealand as General Manager of the International Airline business, and then worked as Regional Manager New Zealand and Pacific Islands for Qantas Airways.

Graeme Abbot the General Manager of the thermal pools and spa complex, said that he and the committee were looking forward to working with Mr Lilly.

Twenty-four applications were received for the position. The quality of applicants was of a very high standard, reflecting the Pools and Spa's status as a successful, internationally recognised and award-winning tourist attraction.


For further information contact:
Graeme Abbot
General Manager – Hanmer Spring Thermal Pools and Spa
Phone 0274 360 686