What is Venture Taranaki?

Venture Taranaki is a Council Controlled Organisation owned by New Plymouth District Council (NPDC). Incorporated as a charitable trust, and charged with helping the region grow, Venture Taranaki operates a leveraged funding model with NPDC funding at its core.

Board of Trustees

Venture Taranaki is governed by an independent Board of Trustees, responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Trust.
Robin Brockie

Robin Brockie

Board Chairman

Former Director with extensive governance expertise.

David Downs

David Downs

Board Member

Author, presenter and passionate innovation advocate.

Gavin Faull

Gavin Faull

Board Member

President of global hotel management company Swiss-Belhotel International.

Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy

Board Member

Former CEO of TSB with many community and governance roles.

Hinerangi Raumati-Tu'ua

Hinerangi Raumati-Tu'ua

Board Member

Chair of Parininihi ki Waitotara and has held many senior management roles.

Hemi Sundgren

Hemi Sundgren

Board Member

Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Trust CEO and transition and development lead.

Jamie Tuuta

Jamie Tuuta

Board Member

Taranaki Mounga chair and holds numerous governance roles.

Chief Executive

Executive Team

Michelle Jordan

Michelle Jordan

General Manager, Business, Partnerships & Skills

Vicki Fairley

Vicki Fairley

General Manager, Marketing and Tourism

John Haylock

John Haylock

General Manager Innovation & Strategic Projects

Anne Probert

Anne Probert

General Manager, Economy & Sector Development

Natalie Wiseman

Natalie Wiseman

General Manager, Transitional Economy

Our key partners

New Plymouth District Council

New Plymouth District Council is the owner and primary partner of Venture Taranaki.

Stratford District Council

Stratford District Council is one of the three district councils that govern Taranaki.

South Taranaki District Council

South Taranaki District Council represents the second largest of the region's districts.

History