Antarctica NZ board renews CEO contract

Antarctica NZ board renews CEO contract
An early conceptual image of the Scott Base redevelopment project. (Image: Jasmax, Hugh Broughton Architects, Antarctica NZ)
Oliver Lewis
The chief executive of Antarctica New Zealand, the Crown entity behind the troubled Scott Base redevelopment project, has had her contract renewed. Sarah Williamson held senior roles at Air NZ before joining Antarctica NZ in June 2019 for an initial term of five years. Under Williamson, the Crown entity secured funding of $498 million to progress a comprehensive rebuild of the Antarctic base; however, it couldn’t come to acceptable commercial terms with its preferred contractor, Leighs Construction.Several ke...

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