The Waikato Chamber of Commerce has announced the election of a new chair and deputy chair.
The former deputy chair Senga Allen will take the reins from outgoing chair Terry Wilson, with Riki Manarangi elected as deputy chair.
Managing director of Everest, Allen, who writes a regular column for Waikato Business News, has been actively involved with the Chamber for more 13 years and is excited by the opportunities the Chamber has in front of it.
Manarangi, a former Hamilton City Council employee and the founder of a peer-to-peer delivery platform Lonelyseat.co.nz, is of Māori (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Whakaue) and Pacific Island (Rarotonga, Cook Islands) descent and is looking forward to getting the chamber further engaged with local government, tech and Māori/Pacific.
The chamber has also farewelled outgoing CEO Chris Simpson, who is taking up a role as chief of staff with The Templeton Group based in Auckland. Current board member Don Good has been appointed as executive director.
The other board representatives are:
– Peter Nation – New Zealand National Fieldays Society
– Jason Cargo – BTW
– Zhu Xi – SKY Digital Creations Ltd
– Tracey Clark – PwC
– Phil Monahan – Tompkins Wake
– Emily Zhang – Trustco
– Don Good – M3Group