2020/21 Executive Committee

Tania Witheford


Tania Witheford - President

What would success for the Cambridge Business Chamber look like to you?

For the Cambridge Business Chamber to continue to evolve to be relevant and an effective organisation, truly representative of the Cambridge Business community, therefore providing  a clear mandate to be the voice of business and where our business community, members or otherwise are active and engaged.

What skill set will you be bringing to the role?

If Clifton’s strength finder is an indicator,  I am empathetic, strategic, a relator,  a restorer and a futurist. People are at the centre of everything that I do and I have the ability to build strong and enduring relationships.
Vision is important and so too, strategy.
It’s imperative that I am able to add value and have positive impact, supporting others to grow and be the best that they can be.

What would success for the Cambridge Business Chamber look like to you?

The Cambridge Business Chamber is already a strong and connected community. Further success is to grow that rapport, nurturing our current membership & growing it.  Continuing to support our business community in our thriving town with a representative voice. 

What skill set will you be bringing to the role?

Currently the owner of Grinter’s Funeral Home in Cambridge, and Rosetown Funeral Home in Te Awamutu. It is a privilege to guide and help people in our community in times of grief with love and respect. I am organised, empathic, compassionate and strong in multi tasking.

Janine Peters


Janine Peters - Treasurer

I am the CFO for the AG Technology Group of Companies in Cambridge. 

I manage the financial and HR sides of these businesses which include an importing/exporting operation, an agricultural business and a company that specialises in research and development of agricultural equipment.

Andrew Flexman


Andrew Flexman - Committee


Prior to joining Forsyth Barr as an Authorised Financial Adviser in Cambridge, I had an extensive career in the sports industry including CEO roles with the NZ Rugby Foundation, the Tasman Makos and the Chiefs. 

I live in Tamahere with my wife Sarah-Jane and our three children. I am a sports tragic with involvement in numerous sporting pursuits including coaching kids rugby and his own involvement in golf, tennis, skiing and trail riding. 

David Natzke


David Natzke - Committee


For me, success for the Chamber is having a strong membership base which is representative of all business interests and working with member organisations/businesses to promote and support them.

I have worked in the Not for Profit sector for many years. I have strong networks, locally, regionally and nationally. I also have considerable experience in events management.  

Debbie Simes


Debbie Simes - Committee


What would success for the Cambridge Business Chamber look like to you?

The continuation of a vibrant, prosperous and engaged business community in Cambridge.

What skills set will you be bringing to the role?

I am an active and engaged owner operator of a small business here in town. I am a forward thinker in business with strong community ties. I  am organised with good communication skills and always up for a challenge. 

Monique Medley-Rush


Monique Medley-Rush - Committee

A Partner at Lewis Lawyers, I began my professional career at Lewis’ in 2006 and re-joined
the team at Lewis’ in January 2016.
I am a trustee on the Board of St Peter’s School, Cambridge and a volunteer at the Cambridge branch of New Zealand Riding for the Disabled (NZRDA).

Passionate about Waipa with a outgoing personality, for me, success for the Cambridge Business Chamber would be; continued local growth throughout Waipa as a result of the Chamber providing effective networking, information and support to its members.

Tracey Olivier - Committee
Tracey Olivier



What does success for the Cambridge Business Chamber look like to you?

A thriving and relevant organisation creating opportunities for connection amongst the local businesses as well as advocating for the businesses.

What sill set will you be bringing to the role? 

Through my experience as a leadership, team consultant & coach. I hope to use my experience and skill at the table to support Kelly & the team practically. 


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