Chamber Board Members
Euon Murrell – Chairman
Tommy's real estate
Euon Murrell has been involved in the Real Estate Industry for over 25 years, gaining Associate status in 1999. He is well known in the Kapi Mana area, a former three term City Councillor and a former Deputy Mayor of Porirua City. Widely respected in the Real Estate Industry, serving 6 years as Wellington District President of the Real Estate Institute of NZ, and a past regional director on the Board of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.
Euon has been on the Board of the Porirua Chamber for the past 10 years, he stood for Porirua City Council to ensure the businesses of Porirua were represented at the Council table.
Fusion Interiors Limited
Keith Clement is a shareholder and director at FIL (Fusion Interiors Limited) and a shareholder of FPL (Fusion Projects) and works as FIL’s general manager from the HQ here in Porirua. FIL and FPL employs over 75 staff and uses a large base of temporary staff and contractors across New Zealand, with offices in Auckland, Tauranga, Porirua and Christchurch.
Keith brings to the board his passion for business growth, attracting new business, supporting and nurturing existing Porirua businesses and increasing employment.
Rodney Harkness, Director of Epic Homes, has been building quality new homes in Porirua and the greater Wellington region since 2004. Epic Homes collaborates with locally based architects, engineers and skilled tradespeople to create a complete living environment.
Rodney is an Executive committee member of the Wellington Regional Master Builders Association Board and in 2015 was re-elected to the Chamber board for a second three year term. Rodney is passionate about the sustainable future of Porirua and is a regular sponsor of sports clubs and contributor to local charities.
Maude & Miller
Jenny is currently the Practice Manager at Maude & Miller, Barrister & Solicitors, a position which she has held for the past 22 years.
Jenny joined the Board in 2012. In her own words she is passionate about Porirua and its future which she is enjoying being involved in.
Connect Global Limited
Serena is co-founder and executive director of Connect Global Limited, an outsourced contact centre based in Porirua servicing many large organisations such as Genesis Energy, NZ Herald and VTNZ.
Serena chose Porirua over other cities to set up Connect Global because she has always believed in Porirua as a strong place for business. “We all need to take great pride in who we are as people and boldly go forward to fully come to see our full potential and proudly showcase our city in the area of business where ever and whenever we can. It is through strong leadership by example that we can inspire and encourage our people to tap into their potential and be bold and courageous enough to step into the greatness that we are capable of. We need to celebrate our people not just in sport but also in business every opportunity we have”.
Paul is a partner with Deloitte and leads the Deloitte Private team in Porirua City. He has 25 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant and business advisor helping New Zealand businesses and not for profits reach their goals, while ensuring their financial reporting and taxes are looked after.
Paul brings his financial knowledge and strategic thinking to the board as well as his understanding of the many and varied businesses of members. He will also assist with the financial reporting for the Chamber including the requirement to adopt the new Public Benefit Entity reporting standards.
Porirua City Council
Wendy is the Chief Executive of Porirua City Council and brings a wealth of skills to the Porirua Chamber with her extensive knowledge of local and central government. Along with this Wendy has significant networks within the Wellington region.
Wendy is looking forward to working with members of the Chamber whilst overseeing the revitalisation of the Porirua CBD and the city as a whole.
Wendy is of Ngati Mutunga ki Wharekauri descent.
Geoff Mowday, Owner and Editor of Whitby Newsbrief, has 40 year’s experience in advertising, marketing and media, as well as being a successful publisher and businessman.
After training on the Wellington “The Evening Post”, Geoff worked in Parliament as a press secretary, and then worked in corporate marketing and public affairs with Ports of Auckland. He travelled to the UK in 1996 and worked for The National Trust in a marketing role, before gaining a residential management contract for Antrobus House, a historic house in Amesbury, near Stonehenge. Returning to New Zealand, he joined ‘Whitby Newsbrief’ as a journalist in 2010, and bought the business in 2013.
Michael Gray runs Nada Bakery which was established in 1975 by his father. Michael took over running the bakery in 2005 and has continued to grow and change the business to meet the modern days demands. He has been very active in the Baking Association including serving as President for the last four years. He was Vice-President prior to this.
Having been bred into the industry he has an amazing passion for everything to do with baking and the baking industry, including networking and travelling the globe in search of new ideas. He happily enjoys the hours it takes to produce some of the best baked goods while successfully leading the team in the business. Michael is knowledgeable and approachable and is always looking for ways to help people and their businesses.