BEACH STREET MOTEL APARTMENTS - Owner

I have enjoyed my first year on the Board and look forward to contributing to an amazing organisation over the next year.

I have been involved in business in New Plymouth for 18 years owning several motels during this time. We now own one motel and this has given me the opportunity to take on other challenges which include working for another small business and a Not for Profit organisation in New Plymouth. Being a small business owner puts me in a good position to understand what our members need, I think that the Chamber is very important to our business community both with advocacy and networking.

I have had governance experience which includes the Deputy Chair role for North Taranaki Sport and Recreation, I have also been involved with Hospitality NZ since it amalgamated with the Motel Association. I have an interest in ensuring that whatever organisation I am involved in achieves everything it is capable of and supports its members.

I am looking forward to working with an outstanding Board for another year and hope that my practical forthright manner will be useful around the Board table.