Below are details of the committee spearheading Wānaka Stakeholders Group. You can also find out about our Core Team here.
Chair: Meg Taylor
Meg Taylor has lived in Wānaka since 1996. Her business history includes retail and tourism and she is currently a full time farmer. She says: “one of the best things about this town is that people are passionate about and involved in its future”.
Deputy Chair: Mark Sinclair
Mark has lived in Wānaka for a total of 21 years, returning from 18 years in the UK six years ago. Having spent plenty of time in places where growth and development have been poorly handled, he says we have a unique opportunity to get it right in Wānaka. “We’ve got one chance – and this is it.”
Secretary: Nikki McKay
Nikki McKay has lived in Wānaka for 21 years, and is a busy mother of three boys who attend Holy Family Catholic School Wānaka and St Bede’s College. Nikki has been involved in local businesses and running a horse stud here in Wānaka.
Treasurer: Greg Cowles
Greg has been holidaying in Wānaka for over 25 years and recently moved here permanently. He has an extensive background in Finance and Governance as a partner in Chartered Accounting firms in Christchurch for over 38 years. He is looking forward to enjoying the privilege of living here and being involved in the local community. As a new permanent resident, he is concerned for the future development of Wānaka and its amenities and that any change, fully involve the community and all stakeholders.
Committee Member: Michael Ross. Michael has spent most of his professional life in local government as a Chief Executive. He has owned property in Wānaka for over 50 years. He is acutely aware of the pressures which are already affecting our community and the environment. He believes that development of the Wānaka Airport will only speed up the growth challenges we face here in the Southern Lakes.
The committee represents only a third of the total team working to keep Wānaka Stakeholders Group Inc. moving. You can also find out about our Core Team here.