The Cromwell Community Board (CCB) has 7 members (4 elected from within the ward, 3 appointed Councillors from the ward).
It represents the Cromwell ward, which encompasses both the urban and rural communities. The main urban centre is Cromwell. The ward includes the settlements of Bannockburn, Pisa Moorings, Lowburn and Tarras. Main geographic boundaries include the Roaring Meg (Kawarau Gorge), Lindis Pass, just before Luggate and Champagne Gully to the east in the Cromwell Gorge.
Introducing your Board...
Neil Gillespie (Chair)
Phone: 03 445 0669
Mobile: 027 433 4856
My day job is Project Manager with Contact Energy – part of the electricity industry that I've worked in since leaving school in 1978.
I have a passion for Cromwell and the Central Otago district along with a strong commitment to its ongoing growth and prosperity. I was born in Cromwell and am privileged to have been "back home" since 1985 and, along with Joy, raise our four children here.
I've been a member of the Cromwell Community Board since 1998 and was elected the Chairman in 2001. I have also been a Cromwell Ward Councillor since 2001 and the Council's Deputy Mayor since November 2010. I currently chair the Council's Planning and Environment Committee and am a member of the Council's Audit and Risk Committee, Hearings Panel, Emergency Management Committee, Awards Selection Committee and the Executive Committee.
Other interests include being the Deputy Chief Fire Officer with the Cromwell Volunteer Fire Brigade and I'm the Secretary of the Clyde & Districts Emergency Rescue Trust. I am also a member and past president of the Wanaka Rodeo Club and a Trustee of the New Zealand Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Central Otago continues to face significant challenges and opportunities as we grow and develop. As elected members we need to understand the views and needs of the community. Council shouldn’t be the barrier to these but needs to enable them to be provided for where appropriate while mindful of the costs on the community.
My extensive experience in the electricity industry and local government together with my other community interests has enabled me to develop an understanding of communities and I’m committed to understanding all views and ensuring they are considered in the decision making process.
Shirley Calvert (Deputy Chair)
Mobile: 021 252 6916
Mobile: 027 241 6619
Phone: 03 445 1606
Mobile: 027 445 1006
A retired grape grower who enjoys:
* local politics
* building things
* 4WD travel to remote places
Phone: 03 445 0646
Mobile: 021 190 0050
I have lived in
Cromwell for nearly 15 years with my husband and three sons who are now in
their late teens and early twenties. I am Deputy Principal at Goldfields
School. We came here for the fabulous Central Otago lifestyle of sun,
lakes, mountains and wine and we love living and working in this beautiful part
of the world.
I am excited by the growth in Cromwell and the opportunity
this gives us to develop our dynamic, diverse community; for now and for the
Phone: 03 445 4262
Mobile: 027 474 1961
I live in Bannockburn and, with my wife Pauline, own and operate GATE 20 TWO Vineyard.
I have wide experience in manufacturing and retail, have served on several national trade organisations, and belonged for four years to the Small Business Advisory Group, set up in 2002 to advise Cabinet on small business.
I have also served on community groups and am a past president of Dunedin's Fortune Theatre.
For relaxation I enjoy reading, bridge, gardening and tennis.
Mobile: 027 445 6845