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Warriors CEO Wayne Scurrah and owner Eric Watson at Mt Smart Stadium. NRL Rugby League. Auckland, New Zealand. Tuesday 3 June 2014. Photo: Andrew Cornaga/

Outgoing Vodafone Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah has today been appointed chief operating officer at Cullen Investments.

In his new role Scurrah will manage the operational matters of Cullen’s New Zealand asset portfolio across multiple investments and market sectors.

It enables him to continue his involvement in the group following nine years at the Vodafone Warriors, a member of the Cullen portfolio.

Scurrah starts with Cullen on November 10, coinciding with Jim Doyle’s arrival as the new chief executive at the Vodafone Warriors. Scurrah will be resigning as a Vodafone Warriors director and his role with Cullen will focus on other assets.

He will join existing Cullen executives Don Stanway and Mark Flay who together have a remit to optimise Cullen’s existing New Zealand investment portfolio and to expand it.

A key focus will involve identifying and realising new business development and growth strategies.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Vodafone Warriors,” said Scurrah.

“I am now looking forward to working for Cullen on a variety of investments. The entrepreneurial approach of the team and the environment is certainly appealing and is something I expect I will enjoy immensely. I’m excited about the opportunities ahead.”

Executive chairman Eric Watson says the appointment signals a renewed commitment to maximising asset value in New Zealand.

“I congratulate Wayne on his appointment. He has an impressive track record and will be an important member of our global executive team,” he said.

“We believe New Zealand continues to offer significant investment opportunities and we look forward to further value creation and growth arising from the pursuit of new opportunities.”


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