Brian Lochore, former All Black Captain, has been appointed the
new Chairman of the Hillary Commission. He took over from retiring
Sir Wilson Whineray on July 1 1998. He has been a commissioner
of the Hillary Commission since 1995.
Brian was born in Masterton on September 3, 1940. He married Pamela Young
in 1963 and has three children - Sandra, Joanne and David. He was awarded
an OBE in 1970 for service to rugby.
He has been an All Black player (1963-71), captain (1966-70),
but he has also been a coach (1966-70). He coached the All
Blacks when they won the first Rugby World Cup in 1987. Brian was
an All Black selector from 1983 to 1987 and a NZ Masters tennis
Brian is a farmer who enjoys golf and tennis in his spare time.
The Hillary Commission wants to say thank you and farewell to
our chairman of the last five years. Sir Wilson Whineray, former
All Black player (1957-65) and captain (1958-65), has handed the
role of Hillary Commission Chairman over to fellow All Black player/captain
and commissioner, Brian Lochore.
Sir Wilson was born in Auckland in 1935 and married Elisabeth in 1959.
They have three children, James, Kristen and Susan. Sir Wilson has had a
brilliant career in both business and sport and was awarded an OBE in
1963. He has retired from the Commission to enjoy some fishing and
relaxation but plans to stay involved in the business and sports