Our BWN Advisory Group

Amanda Barker Pillar

AMANDA BARKER

DIRECTOR
PILLAR CONSULTING

Amanda is a Health and Safety consultant who runs her own company, Pillar Consulting – a boutique H&S/HR consulting business. Amanda and her husband Mike moved to Tauranga (Mike’s home town) with their two young children in February 2017, after spending five years living in Australia and Wellington prior to that.

Through starting her own business earlier in 2017 and networking via the Chamber of Commerce, Amanda is very excited to be part of the Business Women’s Network committee.

Annemarie Hills Craig Investment Partners

ANNEMARIE HILLS

INVESTMENT ADVISER
CRAIGS INVESTMENT PARTNERS

Annemarie is an Investment Adviser with Craigs Investment Partners and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder. She is passionate about helping women learn more about investing and co-hosts the Craigs Women’s Wealth Breakfast Programme.

Outside of work, Annemarie enjoys the lifestyle of living at Mount Maunganui, with her husband Richard and two young daughters. She loves to keep active, running, and playing tennis and golf as often as possible.

Having enjoyed attending BWN events for many years, Annemarie is excited to be on the committee, to listen to your feedback and to continue to grow connections with local women in business.

Gillian Johnston BWN

GILLIAN JOHNSTON

INSIGHTS SPECIALIST & OWNER
SPROUT CUSTOMER RESEARCH

She has owned Sprout Customer Research for five years and has extensive research experience internationally in both Australia and the UK for global firms. Sprout is a leading niche market research consultancy that works alongside businesses. Some of the sectors they currently work in are the environmental sector, volunteer sector, tourism, agriculture, export, retail, councils and FMCG.

Gill moved to Papamoa with her husband Brandon after living in the UK and Australia. She has two young children who are keen adventurers and love the outdoors. They often spend their downtime getting away in their caravan, exploring and mountain biking. She is always keen to listen, get involved and is always up for a challenge both in and out of work.

Natasha Lovelock BWN Committee

NATASHA LOVELOCK

ACCOUNTING MANAGER
YRW

Originally from Auckland, Natasha completed a Bachelor of Business at AUT and then her CA with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Following six years with an Auckland accounting firm, she has been with YRW since moving to Tauranga in 2018 where she is currently an Accounting Manager.

Natasha enjoys the beautiful beaches, walking up Mt Maunganui and the many bush walks available in the Bay of Plenty. She and her partner love being able to now call themselves Tauranga locals. 

She is excited to be part of the BWN committee and looks forward to supporting and empowering women.

Rach BWN crop

RACHAEL NUNN

GROUP HUMAN RESOURCES ADVISOR
PORT OF TAURANGA

After studying in Wellington for three years, Rachael moved back to the sunny Bay of Plenty to pursue a career in HR.  

She’s been with Port of Tauranga, New Zealand’s largest and most efficient cargo gateway, since 2019 and absolutely loves it. From recruitment to wellbeing to industrial relations, Rachael’s dabbled in it all.

Over the last few years, she’s been heavily involved in championing a huge organisational shift to attract a diverse workforce into the Port industry. She’s always keen to connect with local women and takes every opportunity to network with the business community.

In her spare time you’ll find her horse riding down at the beach or socialising with friends.

Tanya Drummond

TANYA DRUMMOND

SENIOR ASSOCIATE
COONEY LEES MORGAN

Tanya is a specialist commercial / corporate lawyer who helps businesses with all things law related. She enjoys the variety and challenges associated with advising business from a wide range of industries.

Tanya has lived in Tauranga for the past 10 years, after stints in Melbourne and Wellington, and she loves the lifestyle that living in the Bay provides to her and young daughters. Tanya is passionate about women taking the lead in business and the community and is excited to be part of the BWN committee.

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