Our Board Members

The Manawatu Chamber of Commerce Board consists of a range of business-owners located throughout the Manawatu region; they're all dedicated to representing the Chamber through our major projects and improving business to business communication with our members, and other businesses throughout the Manawatu.

Andrew McLean - Craigs Investment Partners  
Chairman

I would like to stay on as a board member of the Manawatu Chamber of Commerce as I am committed to ensuring it grows from strength to strength. I am excited about the way forward and would like to make certain there is continuity on the board to ensure our continued growth and ultimate success of becoming an independent entity for the business community.


Blair Alabaster - Commercial Manager - ASB

With over 15 years in banking and marketing industry I bring to the table a vast range of skills and knowledge having dealt with a wide range of business. I understand the importance of running clear and succinct marketing to ensure a business capitalizes on its target market and I also understand the importance of managing businesses finance cautiously. I am a very approachable and a trustworthy person who can adapt to any situation. I’m a forward thinker and can tackle any challenge that presents itself. I look forward to the opportunity to be a part of a wider community business network with the Manawatu Chamber of Commerce.


 
Dave Craig - Marketing Manager - The BCC

‚Äč
 
Pete Frizzell - Programme Manager - FMG

I have a PhD in Operations Research from Massey University and over 19 years commercial experience throughout New Zealand and England. Currently in the role of Programme Manager at FMG I am responsible for ensuring that our projects and improvement initiatives produce real business outcomes that support strategic business objectives. I would welcome the opportunity to join the board of the Manawatu Chamber of Commerce and contribute to the important role it plays in our local community to support the development of effective communication and networks.


 
Owen Greig - Owner - Prostrata

 
Paul O'Brien - Asteron Life

Paul O’ Brien is a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Advisers, a Senior Associate of the Australian & NZ Institute of Insurance & Finance and a Chartered Life Underwriter.

He is a Director of the NZ Chambers of Commerce, Central Energy Trustee, Executive Director of Marist Sports and Chairman of the Appointments Committee for Vision Manawatu & Manawatu Rugby.


Billie Stanley - Accountant - BDO 

I am an NZICA qualified chartered accountant at BDO Manawatu with a strong background in corporate governance, compliance and financial reporting. My financial background will be beneficial in that I have experience with a large range of industries; this experience has allowed me to assist many businesses to achieve their goals and become financially successful. I also have the professional capabilities to assist the chamber with stronger strategic growth and the ability to provide support and advocacy for Manawatu businesses.

 
Edward Teece - Operations Director - New Zealand Pharmaceuticals

I moved to Palmerston North with my partner, Tamsin, in early 2010 to head up Operations for New Zealand Pharmaceuticals Ltd (NZP); a key employer in Manawatu. I am business minded, dynamic and an energetic self-starter with over twenty years’ experience in the pharmaceutical / Health Care Industry. I enjoy networking and building strong mutually beneficial business relationships and am very passionate about our great region. I would welcome the opportunity to support the Chamber of Commerce and work with other Board Members to support and promote regional businesses and assist in creating environmental, sustainable and economic growth for the Manawatu.


Steph Gundersen-Reid - CEO - Manawatu Chamber of Commerce

021 665 870 (Mobile)
Email: steph@manawatuchamber.co.nz

Stephanie is currently the Chief Executive of the Wairarapa Chamber of Commerce & Manawatu Chamber of Commerce. She is absolutely committed to being a strong advocate for the business community and the supporting growth of the Wairarapa and Manawatu region as a place to do business. Stephanie has been CE of the Wairarapa Chamber of Commerce since 2008 and CE of the Manawatu Chamber of Commerce since 2011. 

Stephanie is a resourceful, flexible and dedicated senior professional with outstanding strategic business management, negotiation and managerial skills, with a proven ability to develop and implement organisational strategy and effective new systems and procedures.

Stephanie also chairs the Manawatu Regional Growth Network which includes CEO’s and senior management from the region’s councils, education, health and defence industries to ensure there is a coordinated approach to any policy changes that may affect the region. Her previous roles include economic development, local government and business directorship experience. Previously she was the Wairarapa Economic Development Manager and prior to that the Business Relationship Manager at GO Wairarapa.

 

 Home
» Welcome
» What is a Chamber of Commerce?
» New Member Profile
» Join the Chamber
» Our Board Members
» Sponsors
 Membership
» Membership Benefits
» Join the Chamber
» Member Promotions Page
» Member to Member Discounts
» National Discounts
» Member Login
 News & Events
» Latest News
» Events
» List an Event
» Business Info
 Business Directory
» Business Directory
 Training Opportunities
» Manawatu Chamber Training
» Free Seminars
» Other Training Available
 Contact Us
» Contact Us
 Our Partner Profiles
» Gold Partners
» Silver Partners
» Bronze Partners
email this pageprint this pagesite maplegal information | login
evoSuite Tourism Marketing Software | Web Design by ReserveGroup