I was voted in as Mayor in 2010 after serving as a Councillor on QLDC. During my first term, I led the team that developed Shaping our Future, recognising the value of an independent group to liaise with the community and underrepresented.
I stood down during the 2016 election and re-established my own company, Admin and Business Solutions, which provides a wide range of B2B services throughout the area. I have continued to have a number of Governance roles, including with Check In Ltd and New Zealand Transport Agency Board.
I have a Master of Business Administration and was awarded an ONZM in the New Year’s Honours 2017 for services to Local Government. My husband and I raised our two daughters in the area, who still fondly think of it as home.
Vanessa van Uden, Chair Email. [email protected]