Phil MacKay

President

Phil MacKay - President

ABOUT ME
I believe Cambridge is a great place to live, work, and do business. I am passionate about Cambridge, and I think the business community has a leadership role to play in ensuring our town remains the vibrant place it is today.

WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE FOR CAMBRIDGE CHAMBER?
Success for the Chamber would mean a thriving business community supporting our growing town.

Success would be enabling and supporting a business environment that includes a strong foundation of existing business, ample new opportunities and room for growth.

To achieve this, Chamber needs strong governance, clear strategic direction and well-resourced operations. My drive as President is to ensure these things are in place so that our team can continue moving us toward this vision of success.

ABOUT ME
I am an Associate with Lewis Lawyers and have more than 20 years of legal experience.  

Since 1999 I have worked with the Lewis team in property and business transactions.  During this time, I have completed a Bachelor of Business Studies in Business Law from Massey University.  

Away from work, I am involved with Cambridge Repertory Society.

WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE FOR CAMBRIDGE CHAMBER?
To continue to provide excellent representation and support forbusiness in Cambridge.  

To provide a voice for the Cambridge business community and opportunities for businesses to network, grow and be sustainable for the future.


Susanne Lorenz

Vice President

Susanne Lorenz - Vice President

ABOUT ME
Originally from Germany, my kiwi partner Rod and I together with our two young children aged 8 and 6 settled in Cambridge in January 2014. I joined the Cambridge Chamber shortly after moving into town.

Topics that are close to my heart are sustainability and how we can do business and life in a more aware and sustainable way, growing our businesses in a genuine and integer way, supporting businesses who might not find support easily.

WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE FOR CAMBRIDGE CHAMBER?
I believe a successful chamber is one that creates a platform for the business community to connect and network with other members. One that act as an advocate for businesses and also provides training and education to enable them to grow and develop the individual business.

Janine Peters

Treasurer

Janine Peters - Treasurer

ABOUT ME
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.

WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE FOR CAMBRIDGE CHAMBER?
Success for the chamber will be a vibrant and connected business community networking strongly.

Caro Gatley

Committee

Caro Gatley - Committee

ABOUT ME
I have a passion for life, living, hospitality and networking.   

My areas of professional development include; strategic planning; Institute of Directors courses; business management & governing trusts.

My partner Hugh and I also run Ravenswood Manor Karapiro, a boutique B&B, and attract the corporate, sporting and wedding market.

WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE FOR CAMBRIDGE CHAMBER?
Success for the CCoC for me is seeing businesses thrive through the programmes and initiatives Chamber have in place and our collaboration with Waipa Council & Community Board. CCoC is always striving to review, develop and commit itself to growth and change of the modern millenial world

Fran Larsen

Committee

Fran Larsen - Committee

ABOUT ME

I am the owner and operator of Evolve U Beauty Therapy & Yoga.

I am a sole trader of a small sustainable business. The focus and passion is pioneering as I have moved away from chemical solutions to beauty and lifestyle, to ones based on a more modern initiative. We are in a worldwide health transformation. 

WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE FOR CAMBRIDGE CHAMBER?
The Chamber of Commerce is very successful, and forward thinking. 

Recently my experience of success from becoming a finalist through the Waipa Business awards has left me feeling very positive about how Icould further contribute to the Chamber, as well be personally developed. 

Greg Wallace

Committee

Greg Wallace - Committee

ABOUT ME
Having lived in Cambridge for 10 years and moving from the public to the private business sector 4 years ago, I know Cambridge is a great place to live and do business.  As a father of three, I'm passionate about giving my family the best Cambridge possible and driving business in our region as well as making Cambridge a great place to live.

I work in account management and partner relations for website software company Rocketspark and it is great to be building a global business based out of Cambridge.

WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE FOR CAMBRIDGE CHAMBER?
 If Cambridge is an attractive place to do business and people want to be involved in business in Cambridge, the Chamber is being successful in its mandate.

The true success of the Chamber in Cambridge is its people and businesses growing, learning and working together.

Jim Goddin

Committee

Jim Goddin - Committee

ABOUT ME
Waikato-born, I am a keen-serving member of the Cambridge community, with a career in a wide range of industry.

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 griefwith love and respect.

WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE FOR CAMBRIDGE CHAMBER?
My vision is to help grow the Chamber’s community reach, to work with more businesses, and to promote Cambridge as the great place to be that it is. 

The growth of Cambridge residential has been at a great pace. With this comes the influx of skilled workforce and personal who want to create or bring businesses to our town.

Joel Boyte

Committee

Joel Boyte - Committee

ABOUT ME
I am a chartered accountant working in my own business with a desire to help local businesses.  I have been a part of Cambridge most my life and find the opportunities here make Cambridge unique and a great place for growth.

WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE FOR CAMBRIDGE CHAMBER?
To show involvement in the commerce of Cambridge and support the local businesses where it can. 

To be in the public eye and support the community as a whole.

Rebecca Jenkins

Committee

Rebecca Jenkins - Committee

ABOUT ME
I recently moved back to the Waikato, having lived in Tauranga for 16 years. I am enjoying the new surroundings and meeting new people. I own two businesses, one in Human Resources and the other in Social Media. 

I have a partner in the police force and am a mum to an exuberant five year old boy who has just recently started at Cambridge East School.

WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE FOR CAMBRIDGE CHAMBER?
I think for me, success  for the chamber is in people finding value in what the chamber offer. Whether this is advice, training or events for getting to know other like minded people.

Sue Duignan

Committee

Sue Duignan - Committee

ABOUT ME
I was born in Cambridge and have lived here most of my life. Having worked in Hamilton or beyond for the last 20 years in primarily local government roles, I am now a self-employed leadership consultant. I want to work more closely with my local community to contribute to our dynamic town. I am a qualified teacher, social worker and manager with significant executive management experience. 

People are my passion and my mission is to contribute to thriving people, workplaces and communities.

WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE FOR CAMBRIDGE CHAMBER?
I believe success for the Chamber of Commerce is to be an entity that is valued by partners in the community and by the business sector. Success means a connected business community, in tune with the changing needs of a rapidly growing town.

 

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