Whanganui & Partners Chief Executive steps down

Whanganui & Partners is wishing Hannah Middleton all the best as she steps down from the Chief Executive role to focus on whānau and farming.

Hannah and her husband Angus welcomed a second daughter in March and moved to Angus’ family dairy farm in Waverley soon after.

Middleton said she had been sad passing the news on to the Whanganui & Partners team but appreciated the support and encouragement she’d had from them.

“This has not been an easy decision for me as I love my job and the great team that makes up Whanganui & Partners. However, with my young family and a shift out to Waverley to go farming, it is the best decision for my family at this time.”

Whanganui & Partners is now undertaking a recruitment process and Acting Chief Executive Jonathan Sykes will remain in the position until the new CE appointment is made.

Whanganui & Partners Board Chair Pahia Turia said although they were sad to hear she was moving on, the Board continued to hold Middleton in high esteem and respected the decision she had made.

“We know it was a difficult choice for Hannah and that she will have given the decision full consideration,” he said. “Ultimately, what is best for our children and loved ones should always be the path taken and I trust this is the case for Hannah right now.”

Turia thanked Middleton for all she had done for the Economic Development Agency and the positive impact she had made as Chief Executive. “I cannot overstate how much we have appreciated Hannah’s efforts, enthusiasm and capability.”

Middleton said she remained passionate about seeing the best outcomes for Whanganui achieved and she had faith her team would continue to make progress to that end.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Whanganui & Partners and look forward to staying connected.”

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