EVANZ Announces New GM

Sally-Anne CoatesThe EVANZ board are pleased to announce that Sally-Anne Coates (pictured right) will take over from Lynn Robinson as General Manager of EVANZ.

Sally-Anne started out as a theatre press officer in the UK and continued her career in the venue industry with a stint at Wembley Stadium before moving to the commercial sector and working for a series of household names in the UK including T-Mobile and Royal Doulton, where she was Director of Marketing Services.

After moving to New Zealand in 2003, Sally-Anne had a break to raise her family of four before resuming her career and was most recently part of the team at New Plymouth Event Venues as Business Development Officer. She is no stranger to EVANZ, having attended both the mid-year and end of year conference on numerous occasions and was the recipient of the inaugural Spark Arena Scholarship in 2018.

Keith Parker, chairman of EVANZ, says "We welcome Sally-Anne to the EVANZ team and would like to acknowledge all the work that Lynn Robinson has done for our Association over the past year, placing Sally-Anne in a great position to move EVANZ forward. The board and I wish Lynn all the very best, we are sure that we will continue to work with her in her new role with Tourism Industry Aotearoa."

Sally-Anne will commence the role on Wednesday 28 August. Her email address will be gm@evanz.co.nz.