• Patrick McBride

New Advisory Body member for DWC

Development West Coast (DWC) has appointed a new Advisory Body member, Chris Milne.

Chris is currently a Managing Director at Murray & Co a leading New Zealand investment banking firm providing expert financial, strategic and transactional advice to companies and other commercial entities. He joined Murray & Co in 2006 following a successful career in senior finance roles with large corporates both offshore and in New Zealand.

His previous roles have included seven years at Ngāi Tahu as CFO and COO and four years in senior finance positions offshore with Inchcape plc in the UK, Singapore, and Japan.

“I look forward to making a contribution to support DWC’s role in promoting activity to underpin sustainable economic development for the West Coast community,” he says.

Chris is also a Trustee of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Foundation, and a member of the Management and Finance Board of the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch.

He will replace Keith Rushbrook who has been on the Advisory Body since 2007.

DWC Chief Executive Heath Milne says Mr Rushbook has made a significant contribution to the West Coast over the past 13 years, and his professionalism and insights will be missed.

“We welcome Chris to the Advisory Body. With his impressive 30-year career in finance, he will bring a lot of experience and business acumen to the role,” says Heath Milne.

“As we begin the economic recovery process from COVID-19 the Advisory Body will play a key role in ensuring the right investment decisions are made to support West Coast businesses.”

Chris Milne joins David Steele and Jenn Bestwick on DWC’s Advisory Body.