Accountant Jamie Reidie has been appointed the Dunedin City Council representative on the Start-up Dunedin board.
Mr Reidie, a partner at Polson Higgs, has a vast background in the start-up community, starting in the Young Enterprise scheme in his final year of secondary school, placing in the top three in the country.
Mr Reidie started at Polson Higgs more than 10 years ago after a stint overseas and has been a partner for just over 12 months.
He has also been involved in various programmes at Start-up Dunedin, working as a facilitator for the Co.Starters programme and a judge and presenter in the Audacious programme.
While Mr Reidie would not be a start-up person himself, he said he enjoyed helping start-ups.
"I enjoy the passionate people and being able to help them mould and contain that passion and direct it in the right direction to develop their product.
"I enjoy being part of that journey and being able to be on that journey is pretty cool," he said.
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