Board


 

Sylvia Allan. Sylvia is a Fellow of, and former President of, the NZ Planning Institute. She is currently an independent planning consultant with her own firm, and prior to that was for 12 years the national planning team leader for MWH NZ Ltd.

Clive Anstey. Clive’s background is in environmental planning, management and design. After a degree in zoology at Vic, forestry school in Aberdeen and post grad Landscape Planning and Design at Lincoln, he was with the Forest Service , then a Regional Manager for the Ministry of Forestry before moving to DOC to become national planning manager. He set up his own consultancy in the late 1990’s, spending many hours in the environment court. He has been a certified commissioner since 2005.

*Gerald Blunt. Gerald runs his own consultancy “Urban Matters”and was previously an urban design professional with Wellington City Council

*Maurice Clark. Maurice has a record of achievement in the Wellington commercial construction and heritage refurbishment scene. He is he owner of McKee Fehl Constructors Ltd and his projects have included the old Government Buildings (VUW Law School), Tower Insurance, Stout St Departmental and Old Public Trust buildings.

*Toni Izzard. Toni holds tertiary qualifications in law, resource management, geography, governance, management and business. She has held planning roles in Northland, Tauranga and Auckland. From 2000-2006 she was Chief Complaints Investigator for ACC, and is now the Manager of Disputes Resolution at EQC.

*Duncan Joiner is Chief Architect in the Department of Building & Housing. Before that he was Professor of Design and Pro Vice-Chancellor of Massey University’s College of Design, Fine Arts and Music. He has 35 years experience in public and private architecture practice, and was a Trustee 1985 to 1994 and Chairman 1992 to 1994.

 

*Eve McMahon. Eve joined the Board in 2014 and her professional experience is across the health, education and justice sectors. As a long standing resident she enjoys the cultural and recreational opportunities Wellington offers.

 

*Jim McMahon ,who literally “jumped ship”on his arrival here in 1972, part-owns Caravel Group (NZ) Ltd, a management consulting company. He has held ownership positions in other Wellington-based companies that have developed and sold innovative equipment and software projects around the world. Jim enjoys the recreational and cultural opportunities offered by Wellington and is keen for the city to maintain its unique environment and character.

 

*Mike Mellor has worked in transport in the UK and New Zealand for 35 years. He is currently the Environmental Sustainability representative on the Wellington Regional Transport Committee, and amongst other things Executive Office of the Rail Heritage Trust of NZ and Deputy Chair of the IPENZ Wellington Engineering Heritage Chapter.

 

*Liz Mellish joined the Board in 2010. Liz has a resource management background and is a Trustee of the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust.

 

*Craig Palmer is involved with the Mt Victoria Residents’ Assn. He was NZ Vice-Consul in Toronto, and is also a foundation committee member of the Friends of the Town Belt.

 

*Bill Robertson. Bill was Director General of DOSLI. He is currently Chairman of Terralink International Ltd. and is serving as a Senior Consultant for the UN on the Cameroon Nigeria Mixed Boundary Commission and as an Expert for the Sudan Boundary Tribunal in The Hague.

 

*Alan Smith Alan is a 5th generation Wellingtonian who joined the Board in 2004 after retiring as University Librarian at Victoria. He became Secretary in 2006 and Chairman in 2011.

 

*Bruce Stokell has lived in Wellington continuously for the past 40 years. He is enjoying using his experience in working with national recreation, sport and arts organisations to help the Civic Trust to keep the city a fine place to live.

*Jonathan Suggate joined the Board in 2012. He is a long-time Wellingtonian and a University of Canterbury graduate in engineering. Jonathan is currently Commercial Manager of Energy for Industry (a subsidiary of Pioneer Generation).