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New General Manager for Leading Wanaka Hotel

May 8, 2019 Appointments / Movers & Shakers No Comments Email Email

The Board of Edgewater-Lake Wanaka has appointed a new General Manager.  Catherine Bone will start on 21 May 2019.

Most recently, Catherine has been a Senior Lecturer and Stream Leader at the Pacific International Hotel Management School in New Plymouth.  She has completed an MBA degree from the University of Cumbria in 2016, majoring in Leadership and Sustainability.

Catherine brings extensive general management experience to Edgewater.  She has worked in prestigious hotels and resorts in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.  Her appointments have included Hand Picked Hotels and Macdonald Resorts and Hotels (UK), and, Spicers Retreats – Hidden Vale and Peppers Craigieburn – (Australia).

In New Zealand Catherine has held management positions at Marlborough Vintners Hotel and Accor’s Puka Park Resort.

In making the announcement, Chairman of the Board, David Robinson, noted the selection panel was impressed with Catherine’s extensive management experiences.  “Catherine has a wealth of experiences and skills gained as a general manager in not only New Zealand, but also Australia and the UK.  In addition, Catherine brings learnings from her recent MBA and hospitality lecturing roles”, says David.

Catherine stated how delighted she is with the appointment and is very much looking forward to working with the Team at Edgewater. She said, “Wanaka is a special place and Edgewater being so well established, I am committed to the role and ensuring that we build on the existing work already done and seeing the Resort go from strength to strength”.

Catherine will join current General Manager, Jon Brown for a two-week transition period.

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