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Read About Candidates Standing For Invercargill Licensing Trust

Nominations for Invercargill Licensing Trust (6 vacancies)

Sean Peter Bellew

Candidate Profile Statement:

My principal place of residence is in the Invercargill Licensing Trust area.
3 terms of ILT board experience & ILT knowledge provides the valuable asset of steady hands at a crucial time of change where our asset base will grow beyond 100 million dollars.
We are at a pivotal point with the build of a new premier city hotel and millions of dollars being reinvested into asset improvements for the future.
Commercial knowledge, experience and engagement in our community is what I bring to the table – ready to complete tasks for our city & community.
ILT has social conscience and as a board we achieve the required balance with accountability, putting people first and making necessary commercial decisions.
I value our community and have been proud to be heavily involved in the Hospice House for Hospice Southland, Fight For Kidz, Southland Food Bank & Southland Disability Enterprises. Quite simply I am a proud son of your city.


Alan Dennis

Candidate Profile Statement:

My principal place of residence is in the Invercargill Licensing Trust area.
I’m positive about Invercargill and the role ILT plays in its future. We have several ambitious projects ahead, including The Langlands, and continuity of experienced leadership is vital to their success.
As Invercargill evolves so do the needs of our community and ILT must take a proactive approach both commercially and socially to ensure we are strongly positioned to support our city and its residents. I have the proven track record and knowledge to sustain our momentum and the time to invest in achieving objectives.
ILT’s reputation as the leading Trust in NZ stems from strong decisions – each ultimately contributing millions in funding to positively impact every sector of society. It must continue.
Results don’t just happen. It takes hard work from our dedicated staff and effective governance which empowers them.
Advancing constructive partnerships with those also influencing progress, including Advancing constructive relationships with those also influencing progress, including CTS, SIT, ICC, Great South and HWR, is fundamental.


 Tom Dowling

Candidate Profile Statement:

My principal place of residence is in the Invercargill Licensing Trust area.
I am a passionate Southlander running for the ILT again, after narrowly missing in 2016.
I believe the ILT is an integral part of the Southland community with profits from funds going to education, health and welfare, recreation and the arts.
Let’s face it; many Southlanders have been assisted by the ILT to achieve their goals and aspirations.
All this starts at board level, and I can offer new ideas to enhance the value of our trust to the community.
Yes, a new hotel is on the horizon and refurbishment of other, but more is needed in the way of a specialised craft beer bar and joint ownership with passionate people in the industry. Let’s make these changes by voting for me.


Karl McDonald

Candidate Profile Statement:

My principal place of residence is in the Invercargill Licensing Trust area.
Our city is at a critical and exciting time of change and development. The ILT need to have people who are prepared to listen to what the public wants and to modernise our model. I believe we can do more.
My background is largely sports physiotherapy, but I am in no way one dimensional. I am passionate about our children, health and wellbeing and the arts (my brother recently opened an art gallery in the CBD).
I am a businessman who wants to ensure that the ILT maximises profits and distributes them fairly to the various communities of Invercargill.
I don’t know it all, but I’ll listen and be brave. Invercargill is poised for change and I don’t want to see an opportunity missed because we weren’t innovative and stuck to the same tired model. I want to listen, to engage and to think differently – we can do more


Mike Mika

Candidate Profile Statement:

My principal place of residence is in the Invercargill Licensing Trust area.
For continued integrity, enthusiasm and hard work.
I have had the privilege of being a Trustee and the Deputy President of the ILT Board for the past three terms.
As a lawyer, former international rugby player, Cultural Trust member and family man, I have a wide array of experiences, talents and skills. These attributes will enable me to continue to contribute positively to the ILT if re-elected.
I am a friendly individual who is able to interact easily with people from all backgrounds. I am always willing to listen to and discuss new ideas.
I am excited about the future of Invercargill and believe the ILT remains an integral part of our City’s continued growth and success.


Andrew Moreton

Candidate Profile Statement:

My principal place of residence is in the Invercargill Licensing Trust area.
My first job was bagging nails after school, then a bank teller, Area Manager Westpac Bank, General Manager Rugby Southland, and currently a licenced commercial & residential salesperson, father of 4, and husband of 1.
I am a vibrant born and bred local who has always worked hard in my community through my involvement in the administration, playing and coaching of sport, the Westpac QT2INV ride, the Southland Community Youth Trust, supporting athletes with disabilities, and business mentoring.
I have a great appreciation of the commitment for the time, energy, knowledge and hard yards that are put in to ensure our arts, cultural, educational, sporting opportunities and facilities are available for all, and the local pathway to excellence is clear.
My business acumen will assist with the great challenge of retaining and increasing the bottom line from the Trusts’ trading operations so there is less future reliance on gaming profits.


Steve Nally

Candidate Profile Statement:

My principal place of residence is in the Invercargill Licensing Trust area.
A vote for Steve Nally is a vote for community consultation on the structure of the ILT and its monopoly. I’m 52 years old. I’ve lived and worked in Invercargill all my life – and like many people in this city I live within a licensing regime that I have never once had a chance to vote on. I’m standing as a single-issue candidate. Only vote for me if you think it’s time to debate and have a say on Invercargill’s licensing law. If I’m successful it will send a clear message that the community wants this


Angela Newell

Candidate Profile Statement:

My principal place of residence is in the Invercargill Licensing Trust area.
It’s been a privilege to serve on the ILT, an organisation absolutely crucial to Invercargill’s prosperity and well-being.
I want to continue my commitment to ensure the business remains relevant, sustainable and innovative.
I value fairness, transparency and integrity. I’m open to new ideas and I am not afraid of change or risk. However, I’m also mindful that to deliver profits back into the community whilst protecting the interests of over 700 employees, there has to be significant levels of caution and common sense around the board table.
My career in teaching, event creation and arts advocacy has blessed me with a broad range of skills. Since being on the ILT board I have developed a keen understanding of every sector of our community, from health and welfare, to sports and culture.
If re-elected, I will continue to help drive ILT’s mission to deliver what the city wants and needs.


Paddy O’Brien

Candidate Profile Statement:

My principal place of residence is in the Invercargill Licensing Trust area.
Paddy O’Brien ONZM
My passion for community and dedication to strong and effective leadership have always been staples of my personal and professional lives.
I served in the New Zealand Police, was the world’s first professional rugby referee and now work for World Rugby as the Sevens Referee Manager.
Community wellbeing is one of my top priorities; I believe we all have a voice and we’re all owed the right to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion. I believe our elderly are among our most vulnerable and ensuring they are listened to and looked after are among my key areas of focus.
I am also a board member of Calvary Hospital.
As one who has benefitted from the generosity of the Southland community for many years, I feel it is only fair to give back to our wonderful people in kind for their support, through representation on the ILT board.


Stephen O’Connor

Candidate Profile Statement:

My principal place of residence is in the Invercargill Licensing Trust area.
I am seeking election to the Invercargill Licensing Trust, as I wish to continue contributing to the growth and well-being of our city.
I am passionate about this city where my wife Barbara and I have lived and worked all our lives.
The strengths I would bring to the role are two-fold; firstly, I have a strong connection to the community having been involved in a number of organisations over many years.
These include the Marist Rugby Club, Rugby Southland, the YMCA of Invercargill, the Rotary Club of Invercargill, Southland disAbility Enterprises, where I am the current Chairman, and Community Trust South, where I have just completed a four year term as Trustee. Secondly, I would bring to the team a mix of financial, business and governance skills, which would allow me, if
elected, to contribute to the future success of the Trust.


Suzanne Prentice

Candidate Profile Statement:

My principal place of residence is in the Invercargill Licensing Trust area.
I have enjoyed four successful terms as an ILT Board Member and Trustee of the ILT Foundation.
For over forty years I have managed my own business in the entertainment industry both nationally and internationally from my home town of Invercargill and continue to do so. I have also enjoyed working at Hospice Southland as their Events Coordinator for the last three years.
I have been married for forty years to Steve and have two children and four grandchildren.
While there are always major projects happening in the city, especially the building of our exciting new hotel The Langlands, I personally enjoy working for the smaller groups and individuals in our community ensuring they also have an equal opportunity to achieve success.

Source: icc.govt.nz

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