AGM & Annual Report - Tauranga Chamber of Commerce

AGM & Annual Report


As a Chamber member, you play an integral role in electing the right people for our Board and helping shape the direction of our governance through the constitution.

MEET OUR BOARD 2020-2021

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed our Board for 2020 – 2021. 

There were seven positions available, for which we received six nominations. Therefore, all nominees will be confirmed at our 2020 AGM and will begin their term at their first Board meeting in November. 

The nominees were:

  • Ben Cain (James and Wells)
  • Conor Quinn (Biz Star International)
  • Leanne Elder (Leanne Elder)
  • Leon De Fourie (Toi Ohomai)
  • Peter Williams (Veros Property Services)
  • Tom Beswick (Ingham Mora)

They join our existing Board Members: Anne Blakeway, Fiona MacKenzie, Tony Snow, Sam Tabak and Sam Williamson. 

Come our AGM in November, Glen Lindsay and Gail Page will be stepping down. We thank them for their time spent on the Board and their contribution towards the governance of the Chamber. 

You can read the news in full here. 

2020 AGM

Monday, November 9
Hotel Armitage, 9 Willow Street, Tauranga

Join us at the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting. All members are encouraged to attend. Registrations essential through this link. 

NOTE: If a member wishes to raise an item of general business for discussion at the AGM, then the nature of such business and the form of resolution affirming such business needs to have been received in writing by the Chamber no later than 5pm Friday October 30 2020.

AGENDA – 4.30pm start

1. Apologies
2. Minutes of 2019 AGM
3. Chairperson’s Report
4. Chief Executive’s Report
5. Financial Statement
6. Appointment of Auditor
7. Appointment of Honorary Solicitor
8. Confirmation of Officers
9. Constitutional Review
10. General Business

Estimated time of close – 5.00pm 

A key note speaker will follow immediately after the closing of proceedings.

Light refreshments and cash bar available and an opportunity to network with other members and the 2020-21 Chamber board.



The Chamber’s annual report is an opportunity to reflect on the year that was, showcase the activities we have undertaken and present the financial progress of the organisation to our members. 

The 2019 / 2020 Annual Report will be available for viewing prior to the 2020 AGM.

You can read the 2018 / 2019 Annual Report here.


The constitution sub-committee was asked to review the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce constitution to update it and consider the board size.

Tauranga Chamber of Commerce has reviewed the constitution and as such has undertaken the following actions:

  • Evaluated board size to optimise effectiveness
  • Streamlined the Board selection process to optimise Board cohesion and effectiveness
  • Updated the constitution in preparation for the expected changes to the Incorporated Societies Act (1908)
  • Updated the document to reflect current and best practices
  • General language tidy up.

The document has been finalised with the assistance of Holland Beckett Law. 

View the revised version of the constitution here. 

For reference, you can view the current (2013) constitution here. 

Next steps:

The next step is to consult with members in regards to the proposed changes before the AGM. If there are no significant concerns around the changes, the constitutional will be put forward at the 2020 AGM for approval and adoption. 

If accepted, the in-coming Board for 2020 will sit for a period of 10 months. Then, at the 2021 AGM, all roles on the Board will then be open for nomination and election. 

The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Board approve the proposed changes and the plan for consultation, with the constitution to be presented for approval at the 2020 AGM.

If you have any feedback on this, please contact Matt Cowley prior to the AGM on

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