Stuart Hylton

After many years working across various activities in Local Government, Stuart manages his own consultancy firm specialising in Business Planning, Strategic Planning, Change Management, Policy Development, Waste Minimisation, Facilitation and Commissioner work.

Stuart is an appointed District Licensing (Alcohol) Commissioner for Whanganui and Rangitikei District Council’s and is currently an elected member and Deputy Chair of the Whanganui District Health Board following being an appointed member in 2014.

He serves on a number of not for profit entities including being Chair of the Waimarie Operating Trust, Immediate Past President of Whanganui Rotary and Executive Member of both the Whanganui and Central Districts Cancer Society.

Stuart is passionate about the District he raised his four children in. He sees Whanganui strategically well positioned to work smarter and more collegially to build business prosperity and community growth and welcomes the opportunity to make a difference around the Board table.

Joamari van der Walt

Joamari is originally from South Africa but likes to think that she has always been from Whanganui.

She is an admitted Johannesburg and Singaporean lawyer with a double bachelors’ degree in Commerce (Finance and Economics) and Law, owned her own law firm for 7 years, will soon be admitted as a New Zealand Solicitor and specialises in immigration law, corporate commercial law, conveyancing and estate planning at Robinson & Associates Lawyers.

Joamari is a high energy individual who has deeply rooted herself in the Whanganui community. She is passionate about the future economic growth of Whanganui and looks forward to the exciting opportunities and relationships to be formed through her involvement with the Chamber.

Natalie Sara

Natalie was born and raised in Whanganui but left the region to pursue her career in Banking. 30 years on she has returned home to be closer to family and to enjoy the lifestyle that Whanganui offers.

Natalie’s dedication to relationship building and excellent customer service has been honed over more than three decades’ experience in the banking industry where she has worked across multiple frontline sales, Commercial, Institutional Banking positions. Natalie’s primary focus is client interactions and supporting and guiding a Business through all stages of it life cycle and of course “Kiwi’s making Kiwi’s better off”.   Natalie is also a board member for Thrive Whanganui.

Natalie is passionate about the Whanganui Region and see this opportunity being involved on the Chamber board as an opportunity to give back to the community.

28 February 2019 BA5

BA5 with Restorative Practices Trust

Whanganui is the first city in New Zealand to work towards a Restorative City: “Creating the environment for all Whanganui people to thrive and succeed together through respectful relationships.”

Whether your organisation is a government, non-government or private enterprise, Restorative City Whanganui helps workplaces build and maintain positive relationships among staff and transform conflict when it occurs. Employment disputes are costly and can be highly stressful for all involved. They can also be expensive. Find out how Restorative City Whanganui can help you build a healthier, happier workforce.

Please join us for networking, drinks and Pita Platter nibbles with guest speaker Chester Borrows. Chester is the Chair of the Restorative City Whanganui Advisory Group and is currently chairing Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora: The Safe and Effective Justice Advisory Group tasked by the Ministry of Justice to come up with practical solutions for the challenges facing the justice system. Chester will speak about the Restorative City movement and how it relates to local business.

The venue is Hive & Co, upstairs from Frank Bar (There is an elevator). The date is this Thursday 28 February, 5:30 pm.

Please RSVP to ce@whanganuichamber.net.nz

Members and invited guests welcome.

Dean Martin – Deputy Chairperson

Dean is the chief executive at Air Wanganui Commuter Ltd (Air Wanganui), a company founded 31 years ago that largely flies under the radar despite the crucial service it provides and the high-profile passengers it carries.

Deans background is in logistics and operations and he brings an expertise to the Company that is enjoying exponential growth at the moment.

Dean is committed to Whanganui and sees huge potential exists for the future for business growth. He sees his role on the board as a way of assisting with this.

Sue Stuart – Chief Executive

As Chief Executive of the Whanganui Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sue Stuart is committed to supporting our member businesses to achieve their goals.

Sue’s collaborative working style allows her to develop strong relationships with our members and partner organisations and Sue sees networking as a key aspect of running a successful business.

With a background in advocacy Sue has the skills to represent Whanganui’s businesses locally, nationally and internationally through the global Chamber network.

Sue can be contacted: ce@whanganuichamber.net.nz