Andrew has spent 40 years making shows for TV – mostly about science and wildlife. As the former Head of Production for NHNZ Ltd for six years and Executive Producer for sixteen years, Andrew brings skills in project management, team leadership and communications. His family bought a house in Wanaka in 2003 and moved here from Dunedin in 2016. He writes for local media, has a blog, is a CUBE mentor and is community liaison facilitator for the Upper Clutha Lakes Trust Applied Research Workstream Group.
Barry Mitchell - Treasurer
Growing up in Central Otago and educated in Dunedin, Barry settled in Wanaka at the beginning of 2016 after 40 years in senior management roles in Auckland and Christchurch. He has been the Treasurer of the Wanaka Residents Association since his move to Wanaka and is an active volunteer in local and regional activities
Sam Smoothy - Vice President
Sam Smoothy grew up with the Bullock Creek hatchery over the fence as his backyard. A professional skier and avid outdoor activity fiend Sam is excited to give something back to the Wanaka community by helping protect the creek and helping create an amazing natural asset for all to enjoy.
Roger Gardiner - Secretary
As a Wanaka resident for 30 years Roger has witnessed massive change in the Wanaka township during this time. An active community citizen and an enthusiastic campaigner Roger wants to make Wanaka a great place for all ages and is currently the President of the Wanaka Residents Association. His interests are environmental and community projects, walking, camping and travel and he is hoping to spend more time exploring the great outdoors in 2019.
Anna Simmonds - Board Member
Anna’s been a part of the Wanaka community since 2004 and has a background in pharmaceutical and dairy microbiology although currently spends much of her time behind a high quality microscope, gathering data about our soils and working on the Lake Snow swimmers project. Anna is committed to monitoring local storm water issues, documenting events and keeping the pressure on local government to increase their attention to raising standards in property development. Anna is a rock climber and hiker, has worked for DOC as a ranger and hut warden and also spent a season at Mt Everest base camp as manager for the Adventure Consultants team.
Marian Krogh - Board Member
Marian is passionate about skiing, mountains and nature which is what brought her to Wanaka. When she’s not out skiing or adventuring she works as a physiotherapist and enjoys keeping the Wanaka community healthy and active. She’s also currently the lead advocate for Protect Our Winters NZ. Marian joined the FOBC because she believes Wanaka urgently needs more protected green spaces and waterways.
Ben Irving - Board Member
I am a passionate, energetic business leader who is committed to finding innovative ways to create positive change in the world. I feel a responsibility to improve the environment I live in if I wish to keep enjoying it as much as I do.
Christine Scott - Trustee
I am from a farming background and have a lifelong love and appreciation of the outdoors environment. Along with my family, I have had an association with beautiful Wanaka for over thirty five years. During that time I have occasionally been a rate payer and part time resident. For the past five years I have been lucky to call Wanaka my permanent home. I love this amazing environment and would like to continue to work towards growing and protecting the precious and unique Bullock Creek slice of paradise, along side the team of other passionate Bullock Creek committee members.