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Karena Finnie Karena Finnie

Finnie joins ChristchurchNZ

Karena Finnie joins ChristchurchNZ as Head of Major & Business Events after a 13 year career in the Events Team at the Christchurch City Council.


Finnie has held senior management and advisory roles working across many major events including FIFA U20 World Cup, ICC Cricket World Cup, World Bowls Championship, numerous years of NZ Women’s & Men’s Golf Opens.

She worked for Rugby NZ 2011 as Regional city liaison manger for Rugby World Cup. And has been one of the driving forces in Christchurch behind the attraction, sponsorship and development of sports events in the city.

Key priorities include a Business Events Strategy and a well-rounded major events calendar.