Since 2000 myself and my wife, Kim, call Gore home. We find it a welcoming and progressive community. I have enjoyed getting to know the people through school and sports networks. Having not been from a district with a Licensing Trust culture I have become aware that the Trust is an asset which benefits the community. For the last 31 years I have been in the Insurance Industry. This has allowed me to meet a cross section of the community in Eastern Southland and beyond. I am currently Branch Manager of an Insurance Brokerage in Gore. I have been involved in several committees over the years in which I have been President and further enhanced my Management and Financial skills. If I am a successful nominee I would like to promote the Trusts benefits and encourage the Trust to continue to be transparent to the shareholders who owns it.
July 06 - Dec 12 - Gore District Memorial RSA. - Gen Manager.
Jan 02 - Feb 06 - Dunedin Metropolitan Club. - Secretary / Manager.
Jan 99-Jan 02 - Owned and operated Bin Inn Franchise-Alexandra.
Jan 98 - Jan 99 - Alexandra District Club, - Secretary/Manager.
Jan 93 - Jan 98 - Owned and operated Racecourse Dairy, Christchurch.
Nov 90 - Dec 92 - Robbie Burns Bottlestore, Christchurch. Area Manager.
July 85 - Nov 90 - Owned and operated Otautau Hotel.
July 75 - July 85 - Gore Town & Country Club - Secretary/ Manager.
Feb 68 - July 75 - New Zealand Forest Service, District Clerk, Tuatapere.
Jan 58 - Feb 68 - Laboratory Assistant, Southland Cement Co, Orawia.
BOWLS NEW ZEALAND;
I served two 2 year terms (2006/2010) on the Regional Advisory Committee as an Independent Member for Zone 6.
Currently Board member/Director of Bowls Southland.