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Withers set to take Warehouse chair

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 30/06/2016 Sophie Boot

Professional director Joan Withers will take over as chair of Warehouse Group in September, after deciding she won't seek reappointment as chair of TVNZ when her term ends early next year.

Ms Withers has a long association with Warehouse, having been a director from 1998 to 2005 and a trustee of the Tindall Foundation, which owns 21 per cent of the company, since 2009.

She will resign from her trustee role Warehouse said in a statement to the NZX.

Current chair Ted van Arkel told the retailer he intended to step down some weeks ago, and Ms Withers will take over when it announces its annual profit on September 23.

Ms Withers took over the chair of broadcaster TVNZ in March 2015, and has told the government she won't seek reappointment, Warehouse said.

She will also retire from the Treasury's advisory board in September, but will remain as chair of Mighty River Power and a director of ANZ Banking Group.

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