Nine elected local business leaders currently make up Business North Harbour's executive committee. Their main responsibility is to drive BNH's strategic direction and govern the organisation effectively.
Peter Lamberton, Chair
Peter has wide-ranging experience in dealing with businesses and understanding the support they need from his 24 years as an effective commercial manager with a leading NZ bank. He continues to work with business at Primacc Systems, helping owners manage complexity within their business through ERP (enterprise resource planning). He is also experienced in successfully guiding strategic change as the former chairperson of several organisations, and finally has been involved with the Massey University incubator, the e-Centre, as a mentor.
Peter hopes his skills and knowledge can assist BNH continue to develop and grow.
Neil Tuffin, Deputy Chair
Neil is the managing director of Maat Group, which specialises in commercial property syndication, property management, and financial services. He is also the chairman of the board for Remediation (NZ) Ltd and Central Landscapes Ltd. He has a vast amount of experience within the financial industry, with his current roles including financial advisor, chartered accountant and investment consultant.
Neil enjoys using these skills and knowledge to help grow BNH within the community.
Representing: Parkway Motors
A former officer in both the British and New Zealand police, Katheryn is a commercial and property lawyer. She has been an active member of the BNH board since 2014, and brings her valuable experience of working with government agencies and her practical insights of how these bodies operate. This means she has the ability to understand, negotiate, and assist with drafting workable policies, and complete draft submissions on BNH’s behalf.
ASB Bank Ltd
Ketien has more than 10 years’ experience dealing with business customers in the finance industry, holding a number of roles within ASB Bank Ltd. She is currently a commercial insurance manager, having formerly been an effective business manager for three years, and is skilled in understanding what is important to business owners and the support they require to achieve their goals.
Ketien is also a strong advocate in promoting diversity and inclusion. She was on the board for Young Women in Finance (YWF) NZ, assisting young women gain valuable career insights from highly successful women leaders in the finance industry. Specifically, YWF strives to provide high quality professional development and networking opportunities.
Ketien is passionate about collaboration and implementing positive change; she believes it is the collective that makes a difference.
Cramond Electrical Services Ltd
Greg has 25 years’ experience in the electrical industry, working his way up to the top level in most aspects of the trade. From recommending energy efficient light bulbs for an office to managing multi-million dollar residential apartment projects, Greg’s track record of quality workmanship and customer service excellence speak for themselves.
Greg’s lived on the North Shore for almost all of his life and brings some diversity to the board as a local trade business in the area. Transit, transport and efficiency in the BNH and greater areas are high on his list of items requiring attention.
Ryan de Zwart
Black Matrix Ltd
Ryan is a North Harbour commercial property owner and landlord, and also a commercial sales and leasing agent for Colliers International; having been involved in this role since 2004. With a strong local contact base, and a good understanding of the businesses in the North Harbour/Albany/Mairangi commercial region, Ryan offers a role to improve the quality of the working environment in this region.
Ryan hopes to help connect business needs/wants and facilitate the benefits, which the BNH BID offers.
Representing: Accounting North Ltd
Robert has extensive knowledge of modern IT systems, specifically cloud-hosted infrastructures and cyber security. Robert believes that a strong and active business association benefits all North Shore companies, regardless of size and turnover. He wants to help BNH provide formidable advocacy for the future development and growth of our region.
Samantha has more than 25 years’ experience leading contact centres and IT helpdesks. Her background also includes roles with large, multi-site outsourcing contact centres, in both the private and public sectors in New Zealand and overseas. With her business sector facing some new and exciting challenges over the next few years with the introduction of new contact centre technologies, Samantha is determined to help her colleagues and members navigate these uncharted waters to ensure their success.
Over the last five or so years, Samantha has really enjoyed collaborating with some amazing volunteers at CCiNZ (Contact Centre Institute of New Zealand), and most recently assisted CCiNZ as their treasurer and vice chair.
AMPM Marketing Ltd
AMPM Marketing started in 1987. As its co-director, Terry has seen and experienced many of the challenges faced by local business. With his background as a business mentor and hands-on knowledge of the digital marketing world, Terry is excited to continue putting these skills to good use supporting BNH and his fellow members.