Ōtākaro appoints new manager for Te Pae Christchurch

October 2022

Ōtākaro Limited, the owner of Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, has appointed Kirstie McNulty to oversee the new facility and manage its relationship with the venue operator, ASM Global.

Formerly the Centre Manager at Westfield Riccarton, Kirstie has an extensive background in major asset management and marketing.

Ōtākaro Chief Executive, John Bridgman, says Kirstie brings a wealth of experience to the role. “We’re confident Kirstie will form a great relationship with Ross Steele and his ASM team who operate the venue.

“Te Pae Christchurch is a world class facility and as the owner we are determined to ensure it provides the greatest social and economic benefits for our city.”

Kirstie has been the Centre Manager at Westfield Riccarton for the past four and a half years, having earlier held Assistant Manager and Marketing Manager roles. She worked in retail management before joining Westfield in 2012.

Recently Te Pae hosted its 100th event since the COVID-related gathering restrictions were lifted in April. In August alone the venue staged 23 events including 12 multi-day conventions.