Janet, a recently appointed Waikato District Councillor, has over 30 year’s management experience and is currently a consultant specializing in Business / Management mentoring, Organizational Culture, Change Management, Strategic Planning and Effective Board Governance.
She has been involved in a few boards and is a provisionally qualified director – member of the Institute of Directors and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
As a director on the Waikato Chamber of Commerce board she was involved in overall governance and on the policy committee. Other roles involved setting KPIs and monitoring the performance of the CE, and as required overview of monthly financials. Janet has also been a trustee on Endometriosis Waikato since June 2010, originally as treasurer and Chair since January 2011. She is a member of the Huntly Business and Professional Women and is currently Vice-President.
Her volunteer work includes mentoring businesses through Business Mentors New Zealand and she assists her husband, Murray, on his dairy farm in Taupiri with relief milking, feeding calves, bookwork and general farm work. Janet’s two children have both completed degrees at universities in New Zealand with her daughter residing in London exploring Europe when she can and her son living in Hamilton but also planning on travelling overseas.
Ko Tititrangi te maunga
Ko Turanganui te awa
Ko Ngāti Oneone raua ko Ngāti Konohi ngā hapū
Ko Te Aitanga a Hauiti te iwi
One of the things that attracted me to CW was their vision statement "By thriving we mean our communities have a sense of holistic wellbeing." I am particularly interested in Māori wellbeing and in time CW will be able to respond to Māori needs and measure progress or change in this area.
Another attraction was being able to serve my community in a governance capacity rather than through public service. I am pleased to say that the CW staff are very skilled and passionate about their communities they serve and it will be a very exciting and challenging time ahead for us all.
I leave you with this whakatauki:
Koi te mata punenga, maiangi te mata pūihoiho!
Imagine the invisible | Explore the potential | Defy the impossible
Clint Baddeley is from Raglan but has been involved in Community across the Region for many years. He is a Waikato District Councillor and Chairperson of the Councils Strategy and Finance committee. He has also for many years been the Chairman of Building and Assets at Wintec, responsible for the Campus developments. Clint is recent past Chairman of Trust Waikato and spent 8 years on the Trust. He is involved in a number of Raglan Community organisations and has been a volunteer DJ on Raglan Community Radio for the last 15 years. Clint spent a long career as an Industrial Relations Advocate with the EPMU.
Melissa is passionate about contributing to the community so her charity work is an important part of her role. Her volunteer work includes being a trustee of a charitable trust for people with disabilities, being on the board of the YWCA, Hamilton as well as her role with Community Waikato. Melissa is particularly passionate about advancing young women within the community.
Melissa is an Associate at local law firm, McCaw Lewis. She specialises in governance and charities law and has written articles on this topic as well as leading seminars in asset planning as part of community education programmes. She is also a member of the Property Council of New Zealand (Women in Property), an associate member of the Institute of Directors and volunteers for the Citizens Advice Bureau.