Self-employed independent director, award winning Chartered Accountant, Chartered Insurance Practitioner and Institute of Directors certified company director. Board positions include NZ Credit Union South, St John of God Hauora Trust, University of Canterbury Students’ Association, West Melton Reserve Board and St Thomas of Canterbury College. Cantabrian born, raised and educated. 12 years of London experience. Visited 40 countries and led consultancy projects in many of them.
Youngest ever New Zealander granted the Freedom of the City of London in 2004 .
Married to Jacqueline; they have a young son, a giant breed Leonberger dog and live on a lifestyle block between Weedons and West Melton.
Aims to bring international business experience to Council, keep Selwyn’s rates among the lowest in the country, promote small business, improve broadband and mobile connectivity, grow Selwyn as a destination (not just a dormitory for Christchurch) and have Council assets work for ratepayers.
Top 5 Issues
- Really Long Term Planning
If managed properly, water management and food security will ensure Selwyn is the most prosperous region in NZ in the next 20 to 30 years. Many of the solutions have been developed. They key now is developing financial models for local ownership of infrastructure assets.
- Enhanced Financial Management and Professional Governance
Council owned entities must produce returns for ratepayers. Additionally we must look to the future and invest in the likes of council owned lines companies and a tourism board to drive business in Selwyn and return a dividend to ratepayers.
- Promote Economic Growth and Local Industries
The real NZ economy is in the privately owned, often family run, companies. In Selwyn they need quality connectivity, both broadband and mobile, regional tourism development, responsive services and a council that works with them celebrating Selwyn's quality produce. Council should closely partner local industry, including our brave defence personnel at Burnham.
- Building Family Friendly Communities
Our towns and villages need hearts. Council must continue to support the sport and community activities. Selwyn needs to become a destination itself with a strong independent identity not just a bunch of commuter towns for Christchurch.
- Keep rates low
Selwyn enjoys comparatively low rates. While development of community assets is desirable these should be funded from user charges and dividends from council owned entities, ensuring rates are kept low.
Bevan Killick, BCom, CA, ACII, MInstD
"Youthful Vigour & Financial Rigour"
An international businessman, award winning Chartered Accountant, Chartered Insurance Practitioner, corporate governor, risk manager and Member of the Institute of Directors, Bevan returned from 12 years working in London in late 2008. His main focus since returning home has been applying his professional skills and global experience to corporate governance within a diverse range of organisations.
Bevan is extremely well travelled, having visited around 40 countries and led projects in Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden and New Zealand. Previous roles have been with Torus Insurance (a start up insurance company insuring large industrial risks), Lloyd’s of London, Equitas (the run-off of the Lloyd’s Names’ 1992 and prior liabilities now reinsured into Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway), Chiltington International (Award winning niche consultancy for the insurance and reinsurance industry), KPMG and Audit New Zealand. Bevan led one major project which saved his client $38m. The grateful client had this to say about Bevan, "Absolutely first class in all regards. He maintained total control of the project and the key facts. He was proactive throughout in an effort to secure a satisfactory outcome and he delivered substantial success. His reports were masterly in explaining complex matters in a simple, readable way. This was a difficult assignment as it required skill on the part of the Chiltington team led by Mr Killick to secure a lot of complex data from a third party over three years. It was essential to maintain the third party as a willing partner in the process. In this regard Mr Killick showed great tact, skill, professionalism, and above all, patience. He is a credit to his profession."
In 2004 he became the youngest ever New Zealander to be granted the Freedom of the City of London and in 2007 was name International Winner of the New Zealand Young Chartered Accountant of the Year Awards.
Currently he sits on the board of NZCU South, St John of God Hauora Trust, University of Canterbury Students’ Association Commercial Advisory Board, the West Melton Reserve Board, St Thomas of Canterbury College, is also a Chartered Insurance Institute Audit Committee Member (London), and has interests in NZ and UK property and a chain of London wine bars. Formerly he was Chairman of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants’ UK Branch and was a founding supporter of the Sir Keith Park Memorial Campaign.
In March 2010 he travelled to Samoa, Vanuatu and Tonga as a participant on the Emerging Pacific Leaders’ Dialogue examining strategic regional issues. In 2001 he climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak.
Bevan has presented accountancy, risk management and insurance topics to audiences such as Lloyd’s of London, the London Metropolitan University, the Institute of Directors (London), the New Zealand High Commission (London) and the University of Canterbury MBA Programme.
Bevan is married to Jacqueline, a Chartered Accountant and a Barrister and Solicitor. They have a young son and a Burnham-bred eight month old 54kg Leonberger "puppy". Jacqueline's parents, who are well into their 80s, have moved from Invercargill to live with them.
Contact Bevan: firstname.lastname@example.org or 3473449, Poor mobile reception but it is 0211399161, in case. What is your reception like?
Authorised by Bevan Killick of 438 Newtons Road, RD 5.
Questions answered by Bevan Killick
Bevan Killick's Reply
Thanks for getting in touch. Obviously your question is fairly loaded so I want to look at the issue more broadly, if I may.
If you have read any of the material I have written for the election, my first point is that the Council needs to be much better at \"Really Long Term Planning\". The Selwyn District has a history of designating land for one use and then changing it. The problem is when land designated for sports and recreation is re-zoned it all becomes very emotive. I now hear the days of the excellent dog park may be numbered before it is relocated.
The council staff have completed a consultation document called \"Rolleston - Town Centre Concepts and Recreation Precinct Options - Public Consultation August 2010\". Consultation from this would have resulted in a plan for Rolleston which would have been broadly accepted by the community. Unfortunately two council candidates signed a flyer, supposedly from the Rolleston Residents’ Association and have derailed this process. Legal opinion has been sought a this appears to be a breach of the Local Electoral Act 2001. The Electoral Officer has decided not to take action as time and energy can be spent better on other things.
Great towns are based on having a heart and having great green spaces for sport, recreation and leisure. Where do I stand on “chopping up Rolleston Reserve for Business Development”? - Broadly against it. However if we had Councillors in the past with the skills and experience to plan properly, we would not have the current flip-flopping. Now is the time to have a serious long-term look at how we want Rolleston to look in 30 or 50 years time.
Our son is nearly 11 months old and hopefully he will be joined by siblings soon. The view I have as a Council Candidate is rather more that that of other candidates simply wanting a retirement income. A vote for me is a vote for “Youthful Vigour and Financial Rigour” – and a bright future for our children.
I hope this has answered your question. Please contact me if you would like to discus further.
Council Candidate for Selwyn Central
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Results - Final
- Sarah Walters
- Jeff Bland
- Peter Hill
- Mark Alexander
- Gary Doyle
- Bevan Killick
- Jens Christensen
- Bruce Russell
- Stan Beavon
- John Allan