I would be honoured to serve you by bringing a fresh perspective to the ILT. I believe we need a mix of established experience and people with new ideas to keep the Trust dynamic and forward thinking.
If elected I will work positively with the team to maintain a strong and relevant ILT so that Invercargill continues to punch above its weight.
I believe that any decision must be based on sound information and must have the best interests of the community at heart. I welcome bold ideas where they have been well researched.
I am CEO of a successful Southland−owned business, director of a company, chairman of several committees and an active community volunteer with leadership roles in sport. This experience, together with my history in marketing, project management and operations, and my strong family and community values, will contribute to good decision−making. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IT'S TIME FOR CHANGE - Consider me as your option
Top 5 Issues
- The ILT is more than just a body that dishes out money to groups and organisations. It is also an important business in Invercargill. It employs about 600 people and spends around $24 million in the local community. I am a strong believer that all businesses and organisations need to constantly consider bringing in fresh thinking and leadership to keep them robust, relevant and competitive. This a requirement in the ever changing and dynamic world we live in. Organisations who keep a good balance between the new and the established are the ones that stay healthy. In short the ILT needs some fresh faces. There has been very little change in the leadership in the past.
- It is my impression that the wider community in Invercargill is happy with the ILT. In saying this it is important to never become complacent. I think that it is important for the ILT to stay relevant to its owners - the people (voters) of Invercargill. This will require some effort by listening to what people want, balanced against providing leadership and vision from the board.
- Staying responsible in relation to its ownership and management of pokie machines and liquor sales through its various outlets. I will commit to improved inner city safety through working collaboratively with police, safer communities, other establishments and the Invercargill City Council.
- Ensuring that all applications for funding are given equal consideration and are balanced against a fair spread of money to all sectors of the community. I am of the opinion that education and arts are two areas that could be better funded in future. Funding should be provided in consultation with wider community needs and planning.
- I will encourage more community consultation and market research about the affairs of the ILT.
Lived in Invercargill and Southland for more than 13 years
CEO of Southland Real Estate Ltd a locally owned and operated business
Board member Tennis Southland and have been for more than 9 years
Chair of Waihopai Tennis Club 10 years
Chair of 2 Body Corp Committees
Member of Invercargill Rotary Club
I am an active tennis player and enjoy holidays camping boating and fishing
Authorised by Graeme Stewart Kruger of 79 Layard Street, Invercargill
Results - Final
- Alan Dennis
- Michael Mika
- Angela Newell
- Neville Cook
- John Young
- Sean Bellew
- Scott Richardson
- David (Dave) Bartley
- Neil Boniface
- Marlene Campbell
- Peter Wards
- Graeme Kruger
- Arvon (Jim) Fish
- Michael Weusten