AvON's Leadership

Leadership of the network is provided by our Strategic Steering Group (SSG) – the ‘guardians of the vision’.
 
Members of the SSG are required to demonstrate capacity, commitment, and specialist or strategic expertise.  Membership of the SSG is by application and is subject to a 3 month provisional period.  
 
Members of the SSG are also members of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated a legal entity established to act as fund-holder to support the vision of Avon-Ōtākaro Network.
 
We contract the services of 2-3 part-time contractors to support us in progressing our key initiatives.  Each contractor is monitored by a Contract Monitor and reports to the SSG.
 
Our current leadership includes:
 
Mark Gibson
 
Co-Chair of Avon-Ōtākaro Network 
Member of SSG – Chair 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated (Executive Committee)
Contract Monitor – Stakeholder Engagement
 
Evan Smith
 
Co-Chair of Avon-Ōtākaro Network 
Member of SSG - Secretary
Secretary/Treasurer of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated (Executive Committee)
Contractor – Stakeholder Engagement
 
Bryan Jenkins
 
Member of SSG 
Chair of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated (Executive Committee)
 
Kathryn Bates
 
Member of SSG 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated 
Contractor – Project Planning & Mahinga Kai Exemplar
 
David Cross
 
Member of SSG 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated (Executive Committee)
Contract Monitor – Project Planning
 
Shane Orchard 
 
Member of SSG 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated (Executive Committee)
 
Sarah Butterfield
 
Member of SSG 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated (Executive Committee)
 
Peter Beck 
 
Member of SSG 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated (Executive Committee)
 
Jenn Miller
 
Member of SSG 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated
 
Teoti Jardine
 
Member of SSG 
 
Ian Fox
 
Provisional Member of SSG
 
Dallas Matoe
 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated
 
Peggy Kelly
 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated
 
Dianna Madgin 
 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated 
 
Bill Wilmott
 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated
 
Jocelyn Papprill 
 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated
 
Janet Jenkins
 
Member of Avon-Ōtākaro Incorporated
 
Previous Members of the AvON SSG include:
 
Suzanne Vallance
Karen Whitla
Grant Lyon
Bernie Calder
Pam Guest
Mary Tingey
Ashley Campbell
Ann Kennedy
Vaughan Utteridge
Jacqui Fanning
 
 
 
 
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The restored Bexley wetlands are already rich in native wildlife and a great recreational asset. Photo by Mark Esslemont.