After a 40-year career with the Invercargill Licensing Trust, general manager Greg Mulvey has announced his intention to retire, planned for year end.
Mr Mulvey said the time was right, for the trust and himself, to retire after 40 years with the ILT.
“My hope was always to leave the trust in a much stronger position and I think we’ve achieved that.”
“It’s been a huge privilege to work with a great team across all levels of this organisation. We’ve got some fantastic people that have made the trust what it is. It’s a family.”
Mr Mulvey joined the trust in 1977 as an accountant, progressing through the ranks to become the youngest general manager at the age of 34 in 1987 and dedicating nearly 30 years to the role.
Under his leadership several new businesses were established.
“We’ve always had an eye to the future to make sure we stay in touch with market trends and deliver to the market segments which we concentrate on,” Mr Mulvey said.
Looking to the future, he said he believed the trust was in an excellent position to face the future with confidence and with a new hotel, which would hopefully be built debt free.
Board chairman Alan Dennis said Mr Mulvey’s contribution to the trust was unrivalled.
“Greg has moved the trust from a position of where it was underperforming to what is now the leading trust in the country. He leaves at a time where we’re the busiest we’ve ever been and with exciting ongoing projects. We’ve got a strong future."
Mr Dennis said the board would work with a recruitment specialist to find a suitable replacement with the aim of completing the process by the end of the year.