Guests at the Vodafone Events Centre to farewell Richard Jeffery included Michael Shah, Cordis Auckland; Sarah Hillman, TMS Marketing Solutions Limited; Alan Trotter, former chief executive Conventions and Incentives NZ; Tania Adolphe, TMS; James Chatterley, Event Dynamics Guests at the Vodafone Events Centre to farewell Richard Jeffery included Michael Shah, Cordis Auckland; Sarah Hillman, TMS Marketing Solutions Limited; Alan Trotter, former chief executive Conventions and Incentives NZ; Tania Adolphe, TMS; James Chatterley, Event Dynamics

Farewell Richard – welcome David

Richard Jeffery was officially farewelled in style last night from his role as chief executive officer of the Second Nature Trust – and his successor David Comery had a big welcome.

Held in the Sir Noel Robinson Conference Centre, part of the Vodafone Events Centre, in Manukau the function included sand artists, school group performances and tributes from many people (including the team who have worked with Jeffery over his 18 years at the centre).

Comery, in his address, said it was not a hard decision to move over the Second nature Trust – having worked in a similar community focused role with Mt Wellington charity Trust. He also noted the developments around the Vodafone Events Centre.

‘The only part of the jigsaw missing now is a hotel – but you will notice significant earthworks taking place now. The hotel is on its way.’

More photos, coverage in the May edition of Meeting Newz.