Daily Archives: May 3, 2012

Davies gave it a shot, next…

### ODT Online Thu, 3 May 2012
Stadium boss in shock resignation
By Chris Morris
The man tasked with making a success of Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium is resigning and will return to England. David Davies, the chief executive of Dunedin Venues Management Ltd, yesterday confirmed he had given notice of his intention to resign, citing family reasons. He plans to continue in his DVML role until March next year, when he will follow his family back to England. The shock decision was confirmed in a written statement issued by DVML board chairman Sir John Hansen late yesterday, prompted by Otago Daily Times questions earlier in the day.
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### ODT Online Thu, 3 May 2012
Emotional Davies explains stadium exit
By Chris Morris
An emotional David Davies says he is returning to England to keep his family together. Mr Davies, the chief executive of Dunedin Venues Management Ltd, was speaking at a hastily-arranged press conference at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin this morning. [...] He paid tribute to his DVML staff and acknowledged the role did not come without challenges, but insisted his “conscience was clear” when it came to his performance and that of the stadium.
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