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.

Outside work, she loves reading, movies and watching rugby, league, netball and other sports. She also has a keen love for cars, motor racing and animals.

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

Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill
TBBA Chairperson - 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.

Alex Bicheno

Alex Bicheno
Board Member - 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!

 

Gavin Busch

Gavin Busch
Board Member - Director, Avenue Advice
gavin@avenueadvice.co.nz
 


Gavin lives in Narrow Neck and has a professional practice on Hurstmere Road in Takapuna - Avenue Advice, which provides Investment and Insurance Advice to primarily private clients. Gavin has been a practicing adviser for 20 years and owns a number of commercial properties. Gavin is passionate about our commercial area, he strongly believes in the potential that Takapuna has and can achieve, and is excited to start seeing some of the development on Hurstmere Road and to visually see some changes as they are completed.

Aside from his business, Gavin is also the Chair of the Board at St Leos Primary School, a member of Rotary for almost 20 years and a Volunteer Fireman.

Gavin is confident he can provide the skills and knowledge to help continue to drive the Takapuna Beach Business Association to be the best it can for its members. 

Rob Clark

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.

 

Janet Marshall

Janet Marshall
Board Member - Director, Colliers International
Janet.Marshall@colliers.com
09 488 4775


Janet has been on the TBBA Board for 2 years and was previously on the Business North Harbour Board for 6 years. 

As a Director at Colliers International 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". 

Hamish Maude

Hamish Maude
Board Member - Partner, BNZ
Hamish_Maude@bnz.co.nz
  


Hamish is a Business Partner at BNZ Takapuna and prides himself of finding solutions for his clients to achieve financial success, and has been on the TBBA Board for one year.

Having moved to 491 Lake Road from working in the city 5 years ago, Hamish has been captured by the lifestyle the area offers, including a highly connected business community. Hamish is passionate about Takapuna, helping others, and building community.

 

Steve Shute

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.

Andy Thompson

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.

 

Gina Todd

Gina Todd
Board Member - 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 LBD Coaching 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!

George Wood

George Wood
Board Member - Devonport-Takapuna Local Board
George.Wood@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

  


George, a non-voting member of the TBBA, is appointed to the TBBA board by the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board, where he is Deputy Chairman.  He was Mayor of the former North Shore City when the TBBA became a Business Improvement District enabling the association to gain funding from a targeted rate.

The redevelopment of Takapuna, with the assistance of the Auckland Council’s development agency Panuku Development Auckland, is strongly supported by George.  He believes Takapuna Metro Centre has huge potential for the future and wants to see it regain its premier status as the North Shore’s main centre.

George had a 32 year career with the NZ Police prior to retiring in 1998 to become mayor of the North Shore City. In the last three years of his time in the Police he managed policing on the North Shore.  He lives with his wife Myra at Forrest Hill.

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