JP, MBA, Whakatane
Deputy Chair - August 2017, Chair - Policy and Planning Committee; Member HR Committee
Previously: Investment Committee; Audit & Risk Committee
It has been my pleasure to serve the wider Bay of Plenty community since 2014 as a Trustee, BayTrust.
My professional background has primarily been in the not for profit, cultural heritage sector, where I have supported the development of, and management of, a number of cultural heritage facilities in New Zealand, and internationally, during the past twenty-five years. With interests in the Arts, Culture & Cultural Tourism area, we own and operate Art & Acre, a multi faceted dealer gallery, framer and cultural heritage consultancy.
I currently serve as a Member: New Zealand Arts Council Toi Aotearoa; and have previously served as a conjoint member of Heritage New Zealand and Maori Heritage Council, of Heritage New Zealand.
I am currently Vice-President, Whakatāne District Historical Society; a Trustee of the Whakatāne District Historical Society Scholarship Trust; and Chair, BOP Acacia Trust - which recently coordinated the digitisation of flood damaged collections following the Eastern Bay of Plenty floods in 2017.
Andrea and I have a very energetic daughter, Hannah, who attends Ohope Beach Primary School and keeps us busy with swimming, sport and dancing.