A South Otago woman now join the board of Otago Community Trustees. The Associate Minister of Finance recently appointed Bridget Tweed as a new trustee to the Otago Community Trust (OCT). She, along with all appointed Otago Community Trustees, was selected due to her professional or community-based experience.
Tweed started her new term on July 1; her appointment is for an initial term of four years ending in May 2023.
Tweed’s appointment comes after an absence of a South Otago-based representative on the Trust due to the previous South Otago trustee, Stephen Kornyei, retiring last July.
Originally from Southland, Tweed is currently the Otago area manager for FMG, based in Balclutha, and is the chair of Clutha Development. She has a degree in Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) from Lincoln University and has worked in various rural businesses within rural finance, marketing and product management sectors.
“We are delighted to have Bridget on board, and we look forward to her contribution. As a Trust representing Otago we feel it is vitally important to ensure we have balanced representation from all areas of our region,” said OCT chair Ross McRobie.
OCT also received confirmation that McRobie has been appointed for a further year as a trustee and will remain as chair throughout the term’s duration.