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 new role as CEO of Takapuna Beach Business Association extensive business development and management experience in both the business and event space.

Terence joins 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!

Andria Hibe
Marketing and Events Coordinator
andria@takapunabeach.org.nz
027 366 9213


Andria went straight to the North Shore after landing in Auckland Airport a number of years ago and has called it home ever since. Coming from a background of export marketing and policy advocacy, she 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

Tony Dench
TBBA Chairman - Senior Partner, BNZ
Tony_Dench@bnz.co.nz
021 923 678


A native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tony and his family now call the North Shore home and are “living the dream” in terms of working, playing and staying on the Shore.

A senior partner with BNZ Partners, Tony has a background in finance and property development starting with an early banking career at the Bank of Ireland.  Tony believes the association is in great shape and has a solid foundation on which to continue to build Takapuna’s reputation as a great place to invest, work, live and enjoy. Takapuna which is without doubt the jewel in Auckland’s crown and its uniqueness is in that everything is in one place.

Visitors to Takapuna can eat, shop and play in close proximity to a beach that is simply unbeatable! Tony sees the next phase of Takapuna to be around maximising the opportunities to further develop the centre area which would bring about greater patronage to dining and retail outlets by providing Takapuna with a critical population level that could take it to being a 10am-10pm destination. A major factor in this will be working with our great group of members toward a common goal to grow their businesses as well as helping navigate our community through this change.

Greg Young
Deputy Chair -  Three Sixty Capital Partners
greg@360capital.co.nz
09 309 4668


Greg is a founding partner of Takapuna Beach based Three Sixty Capital Partners, a boutique Investment Bank. With a technology background working with such companies and IBM and EDS, Greg is keen to promote technology activities and investment on the North Shore and in particular, Takapuna Beach.

Rob Clark
Treasurer - Partner, Simpson Western
robertc@simpsonwestern.co.nz
09 486 3058


Rob has practised law for over 28 years (the last 10 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 in helping build a prosperous Takapuna Beach.

Alex Bicheno
Board Member - Partner, Mortimer & Hirst
alex@mortimerhirst.co.nz
09 486 1952


 

Olivia Bowers-Galt
Board Member - Marketing Manager, Shore City
oliviab@shore-city.co.nz
09 978 6300

 

Scott Donovan
Board Member - Director, Life for Men
scott@life2005.co.nz
09 489 4640


Sophie Gilmour

Sophie Gilmour
Co-opted Board Member
sophie@birdonawire.co.nz
021 884 445

Sophie is a Co-founder of Bird On A Wire, Takapuna's favourite rotisserie chicken joint. Sophie grew up in central Auckland and is a recent convert to the Shore, moving here with her husband David two years ago. Sophie is passionate about all things hospitality and business, and her team recently sold Bird On A Wire to a national operator. She is closely associated with Dine Aid and Everybody Eats' - two Auckland based charities, and is thrilled to be part of such a dynamic and passionate Board.

Steve Shute

Steve Shute
Board Member - The Elephant Wrestler
steve@elephantwrestler.co.nz
021 279 4389


 

George Wood
Devonport-Takapuna Local Board
george.wood@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
021 08220925 


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

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.

 
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