18 April 2024

Southland Business Chamber Board Announced for 2024/25

The Southland Business Chamber is pleased to unveil its newly elected board members for the 2024/25 term, reinforcing the Chamber’s commitment to fostering robust leadership and representation within the local business community.

The Chamber is proud to welcome Reece McDonald, owner of Good Tech Team, as its new President. Reece brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the role, poised to lead the Chamber with vision and determination.

“As a small business owner myself, I understand the daily challenges and opportunities that our Chamber members encounter. I am committed to leveraging my firsthand experience to advocate for practical solutions and drive positive outcomes for our local business community.” McDonald said.

Joining Reece in steering the Chamber’s strategic direction are two newly elected board members: Dr Keri Milne-Ihimaera, Owner of Keri Mihi Consulting, and Adam Ronald, General Manager of Bonisch Consultants.  Existing board member Chris Hughes, McLeay Precision Engineering was also re-elected.

Keri and Adam’s diverse backgrounds and proven track records in business leadership make them valuable additions to the Chamber’s board, enhancing its capability to address the evolving needs of the Southland business landscape.

Outgoing President Neil McAra, whose tenure has been marked by exemplary dedication and service, will transition to the Immediate Past President role within the board, providing continuity and invaluable insights as a seasoned advisor.

Expressing gratitude for Neil’s outstanding leadership, Reece McDonald emphasised the Chamber’s commitment to building upon the foundation laid by its predecessors while embracing innovation and collaboration to drive sustainable growth and prosperity in the region. McDonald also acknowledged outgoing board member Simon Owen, Owner of The Orange Sheep’s contribution over the last three years  “Simon’s fresh perspectives, diversity of thought and youthful zest enriched discussions around the board table, as the youngest ever member of the Chamber board, he will be missed”.

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