Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Limited (ATEED) is a council-controlled organisation, which will help lift the Auckland region's economic wellbeing, and support and enhance the ability of the region to compete internationally.
ATEED will rationalise and consolidate events and economic development activities across the region to achieve a consistent approach.
The organisation has a significant role in attracting and planning for major events, like Rugby World Cup 2011. It will also continue the work of Tourism Auckland in marketing Auckland as a destination, developing tourism products and running visitor information centres.
Former organisations which now make up ATEED include:
ATEED also has an interest in:
Each year Auckland Council CCOs must complete Statement of Intents as required under the Local Government Act 2002.
Statement of Intents set out the objectives, nature and scope of activities undertaken and performance targets for each CCO.
This helps us achieve the objectives in our Long-term Plan and other strategic plans.
As a council controlled organisation, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Limited (ATEED) is required to publish an Annual Report within three months of the end of the financial year. That Annual Report must include financial statements and associated disclosures, as well as a performance statement outlining results achieved against the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in our Statement of Intent (SOI).
This Annual Report for the eight month period ending 30 June 2011 is ATEED's first Annual Report.
Annual Report (PDF 5.90MB)
Audit report disclosure (PDF 23KB)
The Annual Report has been audited by Audit New Zealand and the auditor’s opinion is given on pages 4 to 6 of the Annual Report document. The audit opinion is unqualified.
The Board of ATEED adopted this Annual Report at an Extraordinary Board Meeting on Friday 16 September 2011. This Board meeting was the second of two public meetings required by Section 96 of the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009. The public notice advertising the meeting was placed in the NZ Herald on Friday 09 September 2011. No members of the public and no media attended the Extraordinary Board Meeting.
Hard copies of the Annual Report are available by contacting Charmaine Ngarimu, Communications Manager, on 09 365 0575.
- Event strategy
- Event attraction (competitively bidding)
- Event funding and sponsorship
- Event coordination and leveraging
- Event facilitation (regulatory – permitting)
- Event delivery (delivering regional and community events)
- Event marketing and promotion
- Event research
- Event industry development and advocacy
- One stop shop for the coordination of filming activities
Business development including:
- Business mentoring and coaching
- Research and development grants (central government)
- Key client management
- Local investment facilitation
- Local business events and networks
- Business starts
- Business improvement districts and town centre development
- Young Enterprise schemes
- Education and skills initiatives
Sector development including:
- Export education
- Export promotion
- Food & beverages
- Foreign direct investment attraction
- Information and communication technologies
- Promotion of industry/ innovation links
- Rural/primary sector development
- Screen production
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development has central, west, north and south offices.
- Physical address: Level 8, 139 Quay Street, Auckland
- Postal address: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, PO Box 5561, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141
- Telephone: (09) 365 0500
- Physical address: Level 1, Central One, 4 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson
- Postal address: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, PO Box 21 848, Henderson
- Telephone: (09) 837 1855
- Physical address: Level 1, Building 1, 61 Constellation Drive, Rosedale 0632
- Postal address: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, PO Box 302-283 North Harbour 0751
- Telephone: (09) 354 0059
- Physical address: The Ford Building, 86 Highbrook Drive, East Tamaki
- Postal address: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development PO Box 204357, Highbrook, Auckland 2161
- Telephone: (09) 354 0095
- Physical address: 217 King Street, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120
- Postal address: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, PO Box 204357, Highbrook, Auckland 2161
- Telephone: (09) 237 0029
- Chief Executive: Brett O'Riley
- General Manager Destination: Rachael Dacy
- General Manager Marketing and Communications: Grant Jenkins
- General Manager Business and Sector Development: Clyde Rogers
- General Manager Business Performance and Planning: Martin Fairweather
Board of directors
- Chair: David McConnell BE, MBA
David is Managing Director of the McConnell Group, following a career in engineering consulting. He is a Director of the Committee for Auckland. Mr McConnell has previously served on the Boards of Mighty River Power, TelstraClear Pacific Trust and the University of Auckland Business School, among others.
- Deputy Chair: Norman (Norm) Thompson
Norm is Deputy Chief Executive of Air New Zealand, following a long career with the airline. He is a Director of a number of Air New Zealand subsidiaries and associated companies, including Altitude Aerospace Interiors, of which he is Chair. He is also the Chair of both the Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand and the Tourism Exchange, and is on the Board of UNICEF New Zealand.
- Vivien Bridgwater
Vivien is General Manager of University Relations & Advancement at the Auckland University of Technology. Before that, she was co-founder and manager of Mai FM. Vivien serves on the Youthline Auckland Trust Board and is a Director of Metrolink Bus Limited. She has previously been a Director of Television New Zealand. Ms Bridgwater is of Ngati Whatua descent.
- Franceska Banga
Franceska is Chief Executive of the NZ Venture Investment Fund. She was a member of the capital markets development taskforce (2009-10), chaired the NZ Private Equity & Venture Capital Association, was chief advisor strategy for the Ministry of Research, Science & Technology (2000-01) and was director, NZ Treasury (1997-2000).
- Richard Jeffery
Richard is Chief Executive of TelstraClear Pacific, formerly a director of Tomorrow’s Manukau Property Ltd & subsidiaries and was appointed to the ATEED Board for his skills and experience in managing risk associated with the hosting of major events and has a background in tourism/hospitality, cultural event promotion and community engagement.
- Andy Higgs
Andy is General Manager of Parex Industries, an Auckland company which distributes innovative and practical appliance products. He has spent much of his life living and working offshore, including several years in London as an Executive Director of MTV Networks Europe. Since returning to New Zealand, Andy has also been involved in creating the popular Piha Café and is an active contributor to a range of business and community initiatives.
Three organisations which where wholly owned council-controlled organisations of legacy councils were required by the Local Government (Tāmaki Makaurau Reorganisation) Act 2009 and associated Orders in Council to cease operating and form part of ATEED.
The three organisations were Enterprise North Shore Trust, Manukau Enterprise and Employment Trust and Waitakere Enterprise Trust Board.
Here are the final financial statements and auditor opinions prepared as part of the company adoption.
Enterprise North Shore Trust
Financial statements and notes (PDF 1MB)
Statement of service performance (PDF 3.4MB)
Auditor's opinion (PDF 1.5MB)
Manukau Enterprise and Employment Trust
Financial statements and notes (PDF 1.4MB)
Statement of service performance (PDF 714KB)
Auditor's opinion (PDF 214KB)
Waitakere Enterprise Trust Board
Financial statements and notes (PDF 369KB)
Statement of service performance (PDF 2.3MB)
Auditor's opinion (PDF 269KB)