My Governance Work


·Rotorua Regional Airport Limited - Chairman

(2014 - present)

Owns and operates the airport assets

Rotorua Economic Development Limited- Chairman

(1 July 2016 - present)

The City’s economic development agency, responsible for investment attraction, tourism growth and business development.

Jones Family Investments Advisory Board – Chairman

(Kitchen Things retail network and Applico)

(2014 - present)

Steering Committee member – Pre-feasibility Study

Auckland CBD stadium project (2017)



Counsellor to Senior Leadership Team, Tāmaki Redevelopment Company

(July 2015-Dec 2016). 

TRC has acquired the entire social housing portfolio of Housing NZ in the Tāmaki area (approx 2700 homes) and is responsible for developing new more intensive social, affordable and market priced housing solutions.

Commercial Counsellor and Probity Adviser to Board of Wairaka Land Company Ltd

(March 2017 – present)

WLC manages the Unitec property portfolio (53ha) on behalf of Unitec.

Working with the trustees of Development West Coast in 2012 to:

-          introduce the theory of measurement of social, cultural and environmental outcomes and impacts;

-          develop a table showing the social, cultural and environmental outcomes/impacts achieved by certain projects to date; and

-          help the trustees develop a 2022 Strategy document.


Auckland City Council - Events Reference Group - Member


Destination Rotorua – Chairman

(2015 - 30 June 2016)

Dunedin Venues Management Limited - Deputy Chairman

(2009-2015) - present during construction phase as the voice of the customer, then responsible for owning and operating the Town Hall, Convention Centre and Forsyth Barr Stadium

NZ Events and Sponsorship Association - Founding member and president


Greenlea Group (large family owned beef processor) - Board member


Hamilton City Council - Events & Sponsorship Sub-Committee – Chairman

(2001-2006) and member (1994-2001)

Independent Chairman of the Hamilton V8 supercars 2008 event review group

Kitchen Things Holdings - Chairman


Independent Chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union Constitution Review working party (2011-2012)

Regional Facilities Auckland (an Auckland Council CCO) – Director

(2010 - 2014)

Simpson Grierson - Commercial department head of department and board member (2001-2005) and Marketing Committee chairman (1993-1995)

The Edge - Aotea Centre Board of Management - Chairman (2009-2010), Deputy chairman (2007-2009) and Member (2004-2007) – at the time the owner/operator of the largest integrated performing arts, convention and entertainment complex in New Zealand.  Auckland City Council controlled.

The Westervelt Company - Advisory board member


Tourism New Zealand - Board member and audit committee member (1999-2003) and Deputy Chairman (2003-2007)

Variety - The Children's Charity - Board member


Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover Steering Committee - Member