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Richard Clarke

Director – Arts, Entertainment and Events Tataki Auckland Unlimited
New Zealand

Richard Clarke is an experienced senior executive with a track record of management success on both sides of the Tasman.

In January 2020, Richard joined ATEED as Head of Major Events, leading a team to deliver a world-class events portfolio to enhance Auckland's global reputation as a leading major events destination.

Following the merger between ATEED and Regional Facilities Auckland, Richard was appointed Head of Major and Business Events for Auckland Unlimited in January 2021 and then in November 2021 moved into the Director role for the Arts, Entertainment and Events rōpū.

Over more than a decade as General Manager and then CEO of the New Zealand Breakers, Richard oversaw the New Zealand Breakers’ rise to the Australian NBL title – the first New Zealand sporting franchise to win a trans-Tasman competition and going on to win four NBL Championships in five seasons – and under his leadership the club becoming one of the most respected sporting brands in New Zealand– an organisation known for its culture of professionalism and sustainable success.

In 2016 he was appointed as General Manager to rebuild the Brisbane Bullets under the ownership of the Australian NBL, before returning to Auckland in January 2020.

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