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Appointment to New Zealand Film Commission Board

Ministers’ release: 1 October 2015

Wellington lawyer John McCay has been appointed to the New Zealand Film Commission Board, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry announced today.

“John McCay has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law, including more than 20 years advising public sector bodies,” Ms Barry says.

“He also brings significant expertise in the infrastructure, technology, sports, film and entertainment industries to the Commission.”

A partner at Wellington firm Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, Mr McCay has previously advised the NZFC, Film New Zealand and New Zealand on Air, as well as being involved in a range of New Zealand films including Whale Rider and The World’s Fastest Indian.

Mr McCay is a former chair of Film NZ and a trustee of the Wellington Arts Foundation, New Zealand International Festival of the Arts and Limbs4All Trust.

He takes up his appointment today for a term ending on September 30, 2018.

Updated on 2nd October 2015