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10 October 2018

New chief executive for NZ Aggregate and Quarry Association

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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New AQA chief executive Wayne Scott
Wayne Scott has been appointed as the new chief executive of the New Zealand Aggregate and Quarry Association (AQA).

He took up the role on role on October 1 and replaces Roger Parton who is retiring after 12 years as AQA CE.

Scott is also the current CEO of MinEx, the health and safety organisation for New Zealand’s mining and extractive industries.

Jared Johnson, chair of the AQA board, said that Scott will continue to serve as MinEx CEO alongside his new AQA role.

“This reflects both Wayne’s outstanding qualities and the board’s view that this dual role can serve the interests of both the AQA and MinEx," said Johnson. "There are also considerable efficiency gains to be had from combining forces, providing real value to our membership."

Johnson added that Scott will continue to be based at the Wellington offices of the NZ minerals industry organisation Straterra and will be looking to appoint "a capable person" to take up some of his current duties with MinEx.

Scott says he is delighted to be able to take up the AQA role: “I am totally committed to the extractive sector and this new role allows me to extend beyond health and safety into all the other challenges that our quarry industry faces.

“I look forward to being able to extend my week by week contact with quarries as well as pursuing some of the regulatory and policy issues that prevent us from achieving some of the outcomes and recognition we deserve.”

Chris Baker, chair of MinEx, commented on the appointment: “Wayne will be getting extra support to allow the excellent work he’s been doing on health and safety to continue, as well as providing strong new leadership for the quarry sector.

“There are some big challenges ahead for the extractive sector and combining our resources will give us better prospects for the progress we want on all fronts.”
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