Terry Holt
09 212 8288

Terry has been involved with the TBBA for the best part of 5 years having been a Board Member, Treasurer and Deputy Chair. He brings a wealth of experience having spent over 25 years in marketing and management in the tourism and hospitality industry. He has worked in Takapuna Beach for 10 years as the Director of Sales & Marketing and more recently as the General Manager of The Spencer on Byron Hotel.

He is very excited to be playing his part to ensure that Takapuna Beach becomes the premier metropolitan centre in the world's most liveable city!

Terry has two children both born in Takapuna Beach and has lived on the North Shore for the best part of 30 years. He and his family are very active in the community and they all very much enjoy spending time in and around Takapuna Beach, enjoying the magic that it has to offer.

Andria Hibe
Marketing and Events Coordinator
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
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
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
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
09 486 1952


Olivia Bowers-Galt
Board Member - Marketing Manager, Shore City
09 978 6300


Scott Donovan
Board Member - Director, Life for Men
09 489 4640

Sophie Gilmour

Sophie Gilmour
Board Member - Co-Owner, Bird on a Wire
021 884 445


Terence Harpur
Board Member - Venue Manager, Bruce Mason Centre
09 488 2940

Having been raised on the north shore, Terence is very passionate and proud of Takapuna Beach. He brings to the TBBA a wealth of event and customer service experience. As Venue Manager of the Bruce Mason Centre, he focuses on attracting people to Takapuna by providing high quality entertainment and conferencing experiences. Terence loves the city/beach atmosphere of Takapuna and is keen to promote Takapuna as the “Go To” place in NZ for entertainment, retail, hospitality and commercial opportunities

Steve Shute

Steve Shute
Board Member - The Elephant Wrestler
021 279 4389


George Wood
Devonport-Takapuna Local Board
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.