Your Community Advisory Panel

Photo Advisory Panel Members Nov 2014-792-143 G Hoskings photo 1-678

From left: Commissioner John Robertson, Dr Ian Greenwood, Commissioner Richard Booth, Ms Belinda Vernon, Mr D’Arcy Quinn, Mr Peter Wethey, Mr Darryl Reardon
Separate Photograph to right: Dr Gordon Hoskings

Meet the members of your Community Advisory Panel

D’Arcy Quinn

D’Arcy Quinn and wife Heather are now into their sixth year as Mangawhai residents having moved from Eastbourne. D’Arcy has held several Chief Executive and senior management positions both in New Zealand and internationally. He is currently a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, holding several directorships on private companies.

Dr Ian Greenwood

Dr Ian Greenwood PhD (Eng), FIPENZ (Civil), CPEng (NZ) is an international specialist in the field of infrastructure asset management (AM) and performance‑based contracting.  Ian is a former Director of AM for the University of Otago, former Chairman of the Business NZ Transport Infrastructure Group and was an industry appointment to the Government Task Force on road maintenance.  He was the recipient of the Award for Excellence in AM at the 2009 International Public Works Conference and is both a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand and a Chartered Professional Engineer.

Belinda Vernon

Belinda Vernon has been a ratepayer in Mangawhai since 1990.  A past member of the MRRA she served on the Committee in the 1990s and in 2010 and 2011. She is a consultant in accounting and shipping, director of GNS Science, member of Maritime New Zealand, Chair of the Auckland Philharmonia Foundation and a former Member of Parliament.

Peter Wethey

Peter Wethey has extensive experience in both the pulp and paper and meat processing industries and more recently has owned his own business.  He has a background of industrial chemistry and has managed resource consent applications for industrial wastewater discharges.  He has owned a property at Mangawhai Heads since 2001 and moved there permanently in 2013.

Darryl Reardon

Darryl Reardon has been a Mangawhai resident and ratepayer for six years. He is the current owner of Mangawhai Fishing and Tackle.  Darryl is an ex-Chairman of the Auckland Waikato Fish and Game Council and been a serving Councillor for over 30 years.  He has worked in management roles for 35 years of which 20 years was spent within his own businesses.

Dr Gordon Hoskings

Gordon Hosking is a Forest Health Ecologist and is currently the Operations Manager for the Tindall Foundation’s Living Legends Project.  He is the Chair of the Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust and a Trustee of Project Crimson.  Gordon is passionate about the conservation and sustainable use of our native forests and is a dedicated mountain biker.

John Robertson QSO

John Robertson QSO has public sector experience as a former Member of Parliament, as a former Mayor of Papakura, and Chair of Infrastructure Auckland. He is an accredited member of the Institute of Directors, is a Chartered Accountant and a professional Director.

Richard Booth

Richard Booth is a Whangarei-based horticulturalist and farmer, with considerable experience in the dairy industry and as a Director. He is Chair of Delta Produce and the Northland Dairy Development Trust, and the farmers’ representative on the Northland Regional Council Environmental Committee.


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Address: 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville 0310
Address: Unit 6, The Hub, 6 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai 0505

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