Development West Coast is supported by a team of professional, experienced and friendly staff.

Staff can give you information and advice on the range and type of services DWC provides, or put you in touch with the right organisation for more specific matters that DWC does not directly deal with.

All matters will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.


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CHRIS MACKENZIE

Chief Executive | 03 769 7000  | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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BELINDA LUNN

Executive Manager | 03 769 7010 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Belinda has been with Development West Coast since May 2002. A significant part of Belinda’s position is managing the governance support and policy functions for the Trust and supporting the CEO.  In addition to these roles, Belinda also oversees various IT, administration and marketing functions, and works across the organisation to promote collaboration and consistency in the day to day operations of the Trust.

 

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT UNIT

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WARREN GILBERTSON

Chief Operating Officer | 03 769 7020 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Warren joined Development West Coast in September 2005 and is currently the Chief Operating Officer. Warren manages the business and economic development functions with a focus on the building of internal capability to implement the realigned strategic function throughout Development West Coast. He has significant commercial experience in banking and finance roles, both in the private and public sectors.

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SHARON GIBB

Business Development Manager | 03 769 7021 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sharon joined the team at Development West Coast in August 2016 and manages DWC's commercial lending portfolio.
Sharon has significant experience in the banking and finance industry having worked for the major trading banks in business and management positions and brings with her, local knowledge and a common-sense approach.

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FIONA HILL

Business Support Manager | 03 769 7023 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A former owner of a successful local business, with extensive customer service and administration skills, Fiona is DWC's Business Services Manager. Fiona assists businesses that are keen to grow and innovate by connecting them to people, opportunities and resources including access to the support available through the Regional Business Partner Programme.

 

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HELEN WILSON

Research & Innovation Manager | 03 769 7022 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Helen Wilson leads research and development into industry growth working across projects as and where needed.  With eleven years’ experience in a variety of roles within the organisation Helen has built up a good understanding of the Trust Deed and its ability to benefit the region. 

 

 

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

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MARK DAWSON

Chief Financial Officer | 03 769 7015 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mark joined Development West Coast in 2004. He is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and Institute of Directors. 

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DEBBIE JOHNSTON 

Accountant | 03 769 7017 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Debbie has been with Development West Coast since Feb 2009. Debbie is employed as the Finance Accountant for both DWC and its subsidiaries.  Debbie is in charge of Daily and Monthly accounting functions which includes preparation of monthly reports for submission to Trustees, daily cash management which involves dealing directly with various banks regarding Term Deposits and Payroll for staff and Trustees.

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TARA COATES

Administration Officer | 03 769 7011 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tara has been with Development West Coast since September 2010. Tara provides administration support to the wider DWC team and oversees the smooth running of the office. Other tasks include minute secretary, client administration, Advisory Body support and providing a friendly welcome for all visitors to the office.

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BRIDGETTE SARA

Project Administrator | 03 769 7012 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bridgette has been with Development West Coast since July 2016. Bridgette provides project administration to the wider DWC team and oversees the Leadership & Governance Programme. Other tasks include marketing and events coordinating.

 

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ALEXIA GIBBENS

Administration Assistant | 03 769 7000 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alexia has been with Development West Coast since August 2016. Alexia provides administration support to the wider DWC team. Tasks include welcoming visitors, keeping the office running smoothly and website maintenance.