2019/20 Executive Committee

Phil MacKay


Phil MacKay - President


I have a broad base of management experience from operating small businesses for the past 10 years. I have sound financial understanding, and particular strengths in management and business systems, marketing and strategy.

I am a detail and process-oriented person. As President, my role is to create the framework for good decision making and effective planning. I am passionate about Chamber and about Cambridge. I will continue to bring this passion to my role as President.

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.


For me, success for the Chamber is for it to be the organisation that is a 'must join' and 'must do' for the majority of business and community organisations. For it to be an organisation with a clear direction, with the capability to lead and support business in a changing environment and is willing to do to bat for 'better business' to build a strong vibrant community. Where the value of connection is understood and there is a willingness to engage.

With an extensive career in a variety of corporate organisations, as well as start-ups and my own, I bring understanding and knowledge of business. With my experience at the Cambridge Chamber I have insight, understanding and established relationships, as well as an appreciation of the Chamber network, the challenges, opportunities and the role Chamber has in bringing people together for better business and how this builds stronger communities.

I have an appreciation of the impact of good governance on any organisation and trust my strategic and futuristic skills coupled with empathetic and relator abilities will support and add value to the Chamber team to help meet the Chamber's objectives. 

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.  

Jim Goddin


Jim Goddin - Committee

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 grief with love and respect.

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.

Rebecca Jenkins


Rebecca Jenkins - Committee

To me, success for the Chamber looks like an engaged business community who are actively participating at local events and value the Chamber and its offerings.

I bring to this role the ability to build rapport with members and develop meaningful relationships vital to the Chamber, while at the same time understanding the challenges within the business environment.

Ryan Phillips


Ryan Phillips - Committee

I am the Director of Smart Fire Ltd, a Fire Design consultancy.

I am a protagonist, this means I have excellent people skills and truly care about the happiness and well-being of others. I set myself very high goals with the vision of simplifying or improving tasks I'm involved in.

I can bring to the Chamber, enthusiasm, a large network, knowledge and problem solving.

Tracey Olivier - Committee
Tracey Olivier



I live in Cambridge, I am married to my best friend for over 25 years and I have three gorgeous boys. I am a qualified Facilitator and Life Strategies coach, Speaker, Author and Blogger. 

I am passionate about entrepreneurship, leadership and shifting people in business and life. 


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