Matt Cowley is the new Chamber CEO

The Chair of the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Cowley as the new Chief Executive.  Matt started his role with the Chamber of 4th June 2019.

Matt has been involved with the Chamber for almost a decade, mainly through the Chamber’s Linkt Young People in Business network.  He was also awarded the Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional of 2012.  Matt was previously a Tauranga City Councillor from 2013-2016.  Since then, he has been on the executive of Fire Security Services as their national sales manager.  Matt helped execute FSS’s brand roll out, launched their new website, initiated a technician recruitment campaign, helped streamline business processes, and led the national key accounts team.

Matt has a Bachelor of Resources and Environmental Planning, from Massey University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Waikato.

While Matt has called Tauranga home for the past 10 years, he was born in Taranaki and studied in Palmerston North.  He then went block-laying on the Gold Coast before deciding to use his qualifications by moving to Whakatane in 2006 as a policy analyst for the BOP Regional Council.

Matt is a member of the Tauranga Golf Club, Mount Ocean Sports Club, and up until recently was an active lifeguard at Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club.

Members are welcome of contact Matt by emailing ceo@tauranga.org.nz or calling/texting him on 0276989 548.

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