TBBA Team

Terence Harpur

CEO of TBBA

Terence@takapunabeach.org.nz

021 187 3715

A passionate Shoresider, Terence has a long and proud history in supporting North Shore and Takapuna initiatives and businesses for the betterment of the place and its people. Most recently, Terence has held management roles with Regional Facilities Auckland and the Bruce Mason Centre as well as having served as a Board Member of the Takapuna Beach Business Association. Terence brings to his role as CEO extensive business development and management experience in both the business and event space. Terence joined the TBBA at an exciting time where it is well positioned to maximise a number of key development opportunities and looks forward to transitioning Takapuna through its next phase of development and cementing its’ position as Auckland’s premier destination to dine, work, shop and play as well as presenting a highly viable commercial proposition to investors and business owners. Terence points to Takapuna’s unique blend of city and beach that makes the Takapuna experience so special to locals, business owners and visitors. Terence believes now is the time to really unlock and share the Shore’s greatest secret – Takapuna!

Hannah Stoddart

Marketing and Events Executive

hannah@takapunabeach.org.nz

021 204 5974

Being raised on the North Shore, Hannah has a great passion for the area and all things Takapuna. Coming from a background of Communications and Marketing with other Business Associations, she is excited to work for a local, vibrant, exciting area that is close to her heart. Hannah is now responsible for promoting Takapuna Beach as the best place to be whether you’re looking for the most fashionable pieces, most delectable dishes, best views, or the most exciting events. Contact her for any inquiries on Takapuna Beach events and promotions.

TBBA Board Members

Alex Bicheno

TBBA Chairperson – Partner, Mortimer & Hirst

alex@mortimerhirst.co.nz

09 486 1952

Alex is a Partner at Mortimer & Hirst, an optometry practice on Hurstmere Road. Alex loves helping his clients and community. While he also manages his other practices in Auckland CBD and St Heliers, he loves being based here in Takapuna. Alex brings to the board extensive construction disruption mitigation experience, having managed a number of businesses through streetscape upgrades across Auckland. Alex is passionate about seeing Takapuna fulfil its potential as a destination to shop, eat and enjoy the beach!

Gina Todd

TBBA Treasurer – Owner, Escape HQ

gina@escapehq.co.nz

09 489 4999

Gina grew up on the North Shore and worked as a Chartered Accountant in Auckland and London. After 6 years living in London, she returned to the Shore and has lived in Takapuna with her family for the last 10 years. In 2017 she launched an escape room and events business, Escape HQ, located on Lake Rd in Takapuna and in 2020 bought and rebranded a second escape room business in Hamilton. In 2020, she launched her coaching business where she works one-on-one with small businesses owners. Gina is excited by changes happening in Takapuna and for what the future offers for local residents, visitors and businesses. She’s passionate about Takapuna, small business, and supporting the continued improvement and growth of this amazing beach side suburb!

Simon O'Connor

Board Member - Owner and Managing Director, Sentinel Planning

simon@sentinelplanning.co.nz

09 551 6205

Simon is Sentinel Planning owner and Managing Director, an accomplished town planner with over 20 years of experience. He grew up on the North Shore and is led by a great passion for Takapuna's development and growth. Simon proudly assists local charities with important pro bono projects, such as the Takapuna Beach Playground and Pet Refuge NZ. Simon has extensive knowledge of property development as well as Council processes and procedures. He is also a regular guest speaker on various media outlets and teaches development planning at independent schools. Simon recently relocated his business team back to Takapuna from Milford and also served as a board member on the Milford Business Association for a number of years. As a Board Member of the Takapuna Beach Business Association, Simon brings his expertise and passion for planning to support the betterment of the community and businesses in North Shore and Takapuna. Simon is committed to utilising his experience to deliver the best solutions, which will help ensure Takapuna becomes Auckland's premier destination to dine, work, shop, live and play.

Andy Thompson

Board Member – Owner, House of Travel

athompson@hot.co.nz

09 486 0995

Andy has sat on the board in Devonport (DBA) for 2 years working to enhance Devonport through various community and business initiatives to bring more people into the area and create opportunity for businesses and community to prosper. This is currently his second term with TBBA and he has been heavily involved as a gold sponsor supporter for the past 5 years and House of Travel for the past 10 years. Andy has worked In Takapuna for over 15 plus years and is only excited about its future, for the businesses and community in the area.

Janet Marshall

Board Member – Director, Colliers International

Janet.Marshall@colliers.com

09 488 4775

Janet has been on the TBBA Board for 3 years and was previously on the Business North Harbour Board for 6 years. As a Director at Colliers North Shore (a long time Gold Sponsor of TBBA) Janet has assisted businesses on the North Shore for over 15 years and uses her extensive network to do whatever she can to assist. She is also a business mentor, and an advocate of “Takapuna is the place to be”.

Nicky Partridge

Board Member - Owner, Street Organics

nicky@streetorganics.co.nz

09 216 5991

I describe myself as a US-born, Aussie-raised, Kiwi Girl, who lives on the Shore! I just love New Zealand and have proudly called it home since 2009. A hospo girl from way back, I studied catering & hospitality management back when it was barely recognised as a thing! After a career with Hilton Hotels in food & beverage and human resources in Sydney & Melbourne, I took time out to become a mum – my greatest passion – before consulting back to the industry conducting systems and management training. A career pivot in 2002 to Director of a fitness training organisation in Melbourne, was a great opportunity to learn about nutrition and fitness and the importance of a balanced approach to a healthy lifestyle. I then came full circle to open Street Organics in January 2017 and I’m very grateful to be doing something I love and am very passionate about every day, with a talented, dedicated team. Through my various roles, I’ve enjoyed learning about what I consider the three key elements of any business - people, numbers & systems. I find the mechanics of small business fascinating and I'm excited about the opportunity to be more involved in the Takapuna business scene, particularly with the challenges we're all facing.

Andrew Hill

Board Member – Advisory Partner, BDO

Chair@takapunabeach.org.nz

09 366 8211

Andrew is a Chartered Accountant and a partner with BDO based in Takapuna. He leads a small team in advising medium sized businesses in areas as diverse as acquisitions, business valuations, tax planning, trusts and restructuring. Andrew is interested in seeing Takapuna progress as the business, retail and residential hub of the North Shore. Outside of work Andrew is an avid cyclist and is working hard on improving his fishing.

Rob Clark

Board Member – Partner, Simpson Western

RobertC@simpsonwestern.co.nz

09 486 3058

Rob has practised law for over 32 years (the last 21 years here in Takapuna Beach) and is a partner in North Shore’s leading law firm, Simpson Western. He heads the firm’s Property team, advising clients in all aspects of property-related law. Rob strongly believes that one should contribute to one’s community where possible and shares his knowledge and insights to help build a prosperous Takapuna Beach. Rob has been on the TBBA board for 10 years.

Steve Shute

Board Member – Director, The Elephant Wrestler

steve@elephantwrestler.co.nz

09 489 8030

Steve is the owner and director of The Elephant Wrestler on Hurstmere Rd, Franc’s Bar & Diner, and Regatta Bar & Eatery on Takapuna’s waterfront. He is a hospitality professional who is passionate about serving and service. Steve has 20+ years experience in this industry and enjoys passing his knowledge and experience to the team he is charged to lead and develop. Steve has been on the TBBA board for 5 years and loves helping Takapuna grow and business improve.

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