CERA Community Forum Members Backgrounds

Posted 27 Jun 2011 by DrNick Popular
Posted in CERA/Govt

First guess CERA appointees -

It is a shame that no background information has been supplied about the people who are meant to be representing us - the community, to the higher powers at CERA. So here is a guess as to who they might be based on what appeared in a google search of their names.

Clearly there can be no guarantee that the information supplied applies to the particular appointee, and it is to be hoped that official information will follow shortly

Sally Ansley: - Marquee hirer - http://partywarehouse.co.nz/zen/index.php?main_page=references_pw
Ligar Bay bach owner : http://gbweekly.co.nz/2011/3/9/ligar-bay-baches “Ligar Bay resident Sally Ansley was once the head of the food and fashion department of the Christchurch Polytech.”
Documentary narrator: http://www.christchurchmodern.co.nz/2008/10/four-houses-from-four-decade...
Wife of Bruce Ansley - http://www.longacre.co.nz/authors/Ansley.html

Lynne Ball:
Mr Vintage Tee Shirt winner :http://www.greenstoneenergy.co.nz/images/pdfs/fish_promotion_winners.pdf
Former Aranui High student : http://www.oldfriends.co.nz/Memories.aspx?id=243887&page=3

Richard Ballantyne :
Director and Managing Director of J Ballantyne & Co Ltd and a member of the Board of the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. He is a Life Member of the New Zealand Retailers Association, Fellow of the Institute of Management and Institute of Directors.http://www.cecc.org.nz/main/richard_ballantyne/

Marty Braithwaite :
New Zealand Council of Trade Union's earthquake co-ordinator http://spokes.org.nz/article/cera-panel-announced-who-are-they
Works as a consultant for Davidson and Associates, a law firm specialising in Immigration, Employment, Residential/Commercial Property and Business law. The life blood of any law firm is the relationship it has with its clients. Davidson and Associates enjoys a relationship of trust, confidence and mutual respect with its clients. Marty has more than twenty years experience as a union official in the hospitality and tertiary education sectors. Marty provides consultancy services to Davidson and Associates on employment relationship issues, including personal grievances and disputes and employment agreements. ... http://www.davidsonassociates.co.nz/24a1.page

Ross Brereton:
Ross has over 25 years experience in the management and governance of major voluntary organisations and Crown Entities. This includes Nation Manager of Member Services for the Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind (1978-1988), Assistant Chief Executive of New Zealand CCS (1989-1995) and Human Rights Commissioner (1995-2001). As Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission's Complaints Division Ross has successfully assisted parties resolve a number of complex, highly publicised complaints of human rights violations.http://www.rossbrereton-consulting.co.nz/profile.html

Glenda Burt:
Independent city council candidate 2010:
Neighbourhood Support Canterbury - currently Office Administrator; previously Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, Burwood Pegasus Community Watch - Secretary, Committee Member, Volunteer, P.E.E.E.P's (Project Employment Environmental Enhancement Programme) Trust – Trustee, Burwood Pegasus Community Board - 1998 - 2007 with the last 3 years as Chair of the Board, Horseshoe Lake Residents Association - Founding Member, Burwood Community Fair – Treasurer, Burwood United St. Kentigerns Church - Church Member, Member of the Parish Council, Junior Church and Youth Group Leader, 45th Christchurch Girls Brigade - Support Committee, Christchurch Youth Symphonic Band – Managerhttp://www.elections2010.co.nz/2010/candidates/glenda-burt

Leah Carr:
Save the Children project manager http://www.savethechildren.org.nz/news/newsroom/june-2011/16-06-11
Morgan and Pollack Landscapes : http://www.garden-nz.co.nz/garden-design/landscaping/morgan-pollard-land...

Joseph Chamberlain:
Member of the sixth New Zealand Youth Parliament 2010 “How come homework has
become an essential part of school life? Personally, I feel that homework has become a
glorified task that teachers bestow upon their students for no reason”http://www.myd.govt.nz/documents/have-your-say/youth-voices-consultation...

Belinda Charteris:
Silver Fern netballer - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belinda_Charteris

Weng Kei Chen:
Christchurch City Council Asset Policy Engineer:http://www.nzuag.org.nz/news/media/nr1070573263.html
Treasurer of the Christchurch Ethnic Council: http://www.nzfec.org.nz/page/regchrist.aspx

Gill Cox:
Chairman of the board of directors of Vbase - The Christchurch Convention Centre, The Christchurch Town Hall for Performing Arts, CBS Canterbury Arena and AMI Stadium are four of New Zealand's premier sporting, entertainment and convention venues. They all come under the umbrella of leading venue management company, Vbase:http://www.vbase.co.nz/vbase/the_company/about_vbase

Leanne Curtis:
Secretariat member of CanCern - a network of Residents Association and Community Group representatives from the earthquake-affected neighbourhoods of Canterbury. We aim for full community engagement in recovery processes and to work in partnership with recovery agencies. We advocate for: strong strategic leadership; effective two way communication and information flow; healed and healthy communities; revitalised small and medium business; and a legacy we can be proud of. http://www.cancern.org.nz/

Martin Evans:
President of NZ Property Investors' Federation http://manawatu.nzpif.org.nz/events/view/53339

Rachael Fonotia:
Aranui Community Trust Chair http://www.actis.org.nz/actis-info/staff-governance/staff/

Kath Fox:
Kath is the Chief Executive of Richmond New Zealand - a national NGO providing community mental health and disability support services. Kath has held a range of senior executive and governance positions in the public, non-government and voluntary sectors.http://www.platform.org.nz/page/51-about-platform+trust-board

Wendy Gilchrist: (drew a complete blank for any Gilchrests)
Human right review tribunal member – “a New Zealander of European descent, with a range of health sector, research, business and marketing skills. Married 30 years with three adult sons, her current interests include being owner/director of Workrural Ltd providing employment services to the rural sector.” http://www.justice.govt.nz/tribunals/human-rights-review-tribunal/about-...

Maria Godinet-Watts:
Practise adviser-pacific at department of labour “Communication and Liaison wihtnin communities specially Pacific communities. Co-ordinate projects and initiatives that will affect positive changed and development for Pacific People” http://www.linkedin.com/pub/maria-godinet-watts/4/60a/568

Linton Gray:
Managing Director at Teamstyles International Ltd – “Linton has worked with over 35,000 people (internationally) in leadership and team effectiveness workshops and seminars. Specialties “Author of 'Teamstyles' and 'Teametrics' team communication programs. These are designed for in-house team development. 'Train the facilitator' programs for team development”http://www.linkedin.com/pub/linton-gray/24/155/1b3

Ruth Jones:
Could be any of five - http://www.linkedin.com/search/fpsearch?fname=Ruth&lname=Jones&keepFacet...

Paul Lonsdale:
Invited member of the board of the Christchurch City Business Association -http://www.christchurchcity.org.nz/ccba-executive.php

Tom McBrearty:
A partner in McBrearty & Associates and chairman of NZIM Southernhttp://www.management.co.nz/Editorial.asp?eID=30289&Wcat=12
Chair of Canterbury Communities' Earthquake Recovery Network (CanCERN)http://spokes.org.nz/article/cera-panel-announced-who-are-they

Former chair of the Canterbury AA. Road cyclist 

Deborah McCormick:
“A fine arts graduate of the University of Canterbury, Deborah has held the position of Director, Art & Industry Biennial Trust for the past 11 years. In that role she has managed five successful SCAPE Biennials, New Zealand’s only international biennial dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art in public space. In 2000, Deborah received an award from the Christchurch Civic Trust, recognising SCAPE’s contribution to raising community appreciation of heritage and environment. In 2005, Deborah studied public art models in Los Angeles, Seattle, New York and Philadelphia. Deborah has been an Arts Centre trustee since 2002.”http://www.artscentre.org.nz/about-us/trust-board/42-deborah-mccormick

Trevor McIntyre:
“Principal, Christchurch Boys High School - Having graduated from Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and Christchurch Teachers' College with a Diploma in Teaching Trevor began his education career at Waimate High School. Being brought up on a sheep and cattle farm at Clinton, South Otago, coupled with involvement in the early days of live deer capture, took him back to mustering, farm managing and eventually ownership of a sheep and deer unit in Northern Southland. The demise of Muldoon in 1984 and its associated interest rate rise and agricultural price falls saw him return to teaching in Queenstown, Waimate and then Timaru Boys' High School as Deputy Principal. October 2003 saw the beginning of the Headmaster's position at Christchurch Boys' High School. Over the years his main extra curricular involvement has been Rugby from club to National level. Trevor currently sits on the University of Canterbury Council, Young Designers Awards Trust and the CPIT Trades Innovation Institute Advisory Board.http://www.smartnet.co.nz/events/ELF/2010/steeringteam.htm

Lesley Murdoch:
NZTC trustee – “Lesley is a broadcaster and veteran sports commentator, and has previously represented New Zealand in hockey and cricket. She is the coach of Marist Hockey and a past chair of NZCT's Canterbury Regional Advisory Committee.” http://www.nzct.org.nz/board-of-trustees/show/1505

Jocelyn Papprill:
“I developed, in partnership with a colleague, a Level 2 NCEA course called ‘Sustainable Futures’ while at Christchurch Girls’ High School. Due to that course it became obvious that achievement standards more appropriate for such a student centred approach were necessary. Since 2003 I have been part of a team developing Education for Sustainability Achievement Standards - the Level 2 Standards came into use in 2008. I have also represented Canterbury Geographers on the NZ Board of Geography Teachers, and was Board rep. during the development of the new NZ Curriculum. I held a RSNZ Teacher Fellowship in 2005, investigating urban sustainability, and was co-DP at Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti 2006-7.” http://www.sustain-ed.co.nz/about.htm

Faye Parfitt:
Real estate agent “born in Christchurch, brought up in Somerfield, and lived in the Halswell area for 40 years. We now live on 10 acres, where we’ve set up a Stud Cattle unit for the rare breed of Dexter Cattle. Cliff and I have been married for 43 years and we have two adult sons, both married and following their dreams, in Aircraft Engineering and Medicine”http://www.realestate.co.nz/profile/agent/7714

Brian Parker:
“I am a qualified Primary and Secondary teacher with over 20 years of experience in the classroom as well as training teachers. I have trained primary and secondary teachers in a private registered NZ provider as well as training ESOL teachers when I worked overseas. I am currently working with Handy Resources, a literacy consultant company that has added an online training programme to its business. Our aim is to provide simple supportive structures for the assessment and teaching of reading comprehension”http://www.madefromnewzealand.com/people/brian-parker

John Peet:
University of Canterbury, Retired Senior Lecturer Qualifications BSc (Chem Tech)(Edin), PhD (Chem Eng)(Canty), FIPENZ, FIChemE, FNZIC, MRSNZ -http://www.cape.canterbury.ac.nz/people/peet.shtml

Bruce Russell:
Experimental musician and writer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Russell

Patricia Siataga:
Ministry of Education - Careers Manager & Cultural Liaision -http://www.facebook.com/people/Patricia-Siataga/100000418148215

Walter Stone:
Eagle Migration Services Limited – Director “I have lived in New Zealand for almost 14 years and have, over the years, proven my commitment to service excellence, hard work, integrity and obtaining results. My wife and I have two sons and have been married for almost 19 years. I believe that without a personal vision, a person will stagnate. I have always lived my life with purpose and passion, finding tremendous satifaction in helping others to achieve their goals.”http://www.nzami.org.nz/member.php?mid=247

Emma Twaddle:
St Albans residents association committee member 2003http://homepages.maxnet.co.nz/stalbans/CommGrps/SARA/sarachair03.html

Suzanne Vallance:
“Suzanne began teaching full-time at Lincoln University in 2008 having completing her PhD on the topic of urban sustainability in New Zealand. She is also involved with the Human Settlements Programme which is a branch of the University of Canterbury’s Social Science Research Centre. Collectively they explore various aspects of New Zealanders’ relationships with their houses and homes.” http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/staff-profile?staffId=Suzanne.Vallance

Brian Vieceli:
Clearwater Golf club board chairman - http://www.odt.co.nz/sport/golf/80074/golf-members-buy-15-million-clearw...

Rachel Vogan:
President of the Nursery and Garden Industry Association http://www.garden-nz.co.nz/latest-news/news/rachel-vogan-president-of-ng...

Steve Wakefield:
Managing Partner, Consulting – Christchurch, Deloitte “Steve is a partner in our national Consulting practice, focusing on Enterprise Applications and Information Technology, and also leads our consulting team in Christchurch. He has over 20 years consulting experience and has worked with the firm in New Zealand, Britain and the United States. He has extensive experience in many areas of business systems and information technology planning and delivery including strategic and tactical IS planning, business process improvement, and enterprise system selection and implementation.” http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_NZ/nz/about/our-people/cc007eb4971fb110V...

Siong Sah (John) Wong:
Foundation trustee for a Public Offer of 10 Year Fixed Rate Unsubordinated Fixed Rate Unsubordinated Unsecured Bonds 7.25% pa -http://www.bonds.canterbury.ac.nz/docs/UoC_Prospectus.pdf

Darren Wright:
“Specialist Audit Director. He has worked on a variety of audit assignments during 15 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers around the world. He was lead audit senior manager on several New Zealand Public Companies. Darren has audited financial statements, prepared under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) since 1992. He also worked two years as the lead senior manager, auditing SEC registrant in the United States of America. Darren currently audits a large number of companies and not for profit organisations. Darren has also worked closely with the owners and managers of small private businesses around Auckland to help them grow their businesses. Darren has provided training and advice on marketing, sales techniques and many operational improvements.”http://www.christmasgouwland.co.nz/about_us/directors/darren_wright


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