New ILT executive appointed

Departing Invercargill Licensing Trust sales manager Gary Muir.
Departing Invercargill Licensing Trust sales manager Gary Muir.

The Invercargill Licensing Trust has appointed Chris Ramsey as its new marketing and sales manager, replacing long-serving staff member Gary Muir.

Trust general manager Greg Mulvey told a trust board meeting last night the position attracted a lot of interest, with some strong applications.

Ramsey, who is from Invercargill, has been working in Dunedin for the past 15 years, Mulvey said.

He is sales manager with Media Works and has previously worked as the marketing manager at Dunedin Casino. He will start his job at the trust on July 7.

"I am sure he will make a good connection with the community," Mulvey said.

Muir, who has been with the trust for 40 years, announced his intention to retire in December, telling The Southland Times that April would mark his official retirement.

However, Muir would remain on at the trust for some time to support Ramsey during the job transition, Mulvey said. Muir's operational responsibilities at the trust would be "redirected" internally, he said.

The trust board was also updated on the expected final profit for the year ended March 31.

Mulvey told the board the financial statements were stronger than anticipated. Subject to final audit, he expected the result would be down by 3.1 per cent on last year, with an after-tax profit of $5.9 million.

New disclosure requirements would mean the summary of final statements and donations now had to be audited. These were usually posted out to the public but would now be about 50 pages long. The board agreed to publish them on the trust's website instead.

The Southland Times