Terence Harpur
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!

Hannah Stoddart
Marketing and Events Executive
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. 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 - CEO, SHARE
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.

Tony has more than 25 years of commercial experience in finance and accounting with 13 years of those in New Zealand with BNZ. 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

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 in other parts of Auckland. Alex is passionate about seeing Takapuna fulfil its potential as a destination to shop, eat and enjoy the beach!

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

Scott is the owner and director of Life for Men, a high quality mens’ fashion store, with some of the worlds best brands, located on Hurstmere Road.

Scott has been trading there for the last 17 years and loves being based in the lifestyle capital of Auckland, Takapuna.

Sophie Gilmour

Sophie Gilmour
Co-opted Board Member
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.

Janet Marshall

Janet Marshall
Board Member - Manager Commercial & Director, Colliers International
09 488 4775

Janet is a Director and Commercial Manager at Colliers International.  She is one of the leading commercial property specialists on the North Shore and is passionate about what she does.  Janet was on the Business North Harbour business association executive for the past six years and is also a Business Mentor for BMNZ.

The Colliers North Shore office is based in Takapuna and as well as being a Gold sponsor, they are a major contributor to the community.  Janet has a reputation for assisting where she can using her vast network, experience and passion to assist local  businesses.

Steve Shute

Steve Shute
Board Member - The Elephant Wrestler
021 279 4389

Steve is the owner and director of The Elephant Wrestler on Hurstmere Road, 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 within this industry and enjoys passing his knowledge and experience to the team he is charged to lead and develop.

Family is a huge part of his life, and he enjoys spending as much time with his two children as possible. They share a passion for baseball, be it playing, watching or coaching. They also love to challenge themselves with new and exciting experiences.

Steve’s career goal is to continue to inspire those staff around him and be a key player in continuing to establish the hospitality industry as a true career path for the future ambassadors we employee.

Andy Thompson
Board Member - Owner Operator, House of Travel Takapuna
09 486 0995 


Andy is a Director and Owner of Devonport and Takapuna House of Travel. He loves being part of the community assisting in various activities he loves supporting projects with Hospice, Rotary’s, Schools and collaborating with local business and is passionate about making sure you have the best travel experiences. Andy is a past Devonport Board Member.

House of Travel Takapuna is located at 20 Hurstmere Road and are a Gold sponsor, and provide the Shop and win travel prize every year.

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.