Introducing the Board.

The Taupō Business Chamber is governed by a Board of senior directors and industry leaders, representing a wide range of industries across the Taupō region.  

The Board is chaired by President Catie Noble. 


Catie Noble - President

Catie Noble - President

I am delighted to chair the Taupō Business Chamber board. My purpose in business is to create success in those around me and I love the challenges that being in business brings. I have bought, sold and started businesses in Taupo and I'm passionate abo…

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Rory Scott - Vice President

Rory Scott - Vice President

I have been a practising solicitor since 2008 and commenced employment with Cargill Stent Law in early 2014. I enjoy my varied and interesting role at Cargill Stent Law as it complements the lifestyle, sporting and cultural opportunities afforded to me …

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Michelle Barnett - Treasurer

Michelle Barnett - Treasurer

After spending 5 years away from Taupō attending University in Hamilton and attempting city living in Auckland, I returned home to Taupō and started work at Strettons. I have been with Strettons over 15 years and am now a Director with a portfolio of cl…

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Chloe Walker

Chloe Walker

I live in the north of the Taupō district running two dairy farms with my husband and bringing up our young children.  I also run The Tutukau Group, a consultancy that supports businesses with feasibility & investment case development, capital rais…

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Jason Sheriff

Jason Sheriff

I am the Chief Financial Officer for Miraka Ltd having been part of the original team involved in getting the Company up and running 2011. It has been a fantastic experience to be part of a growing company and to see the employment and other opportuniti…

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Jeremy Bright

Jeremy Bright

Director and principal photographer of commercial photography studio, Grabb – For Image Excellence, I know the importance of working together in business, rather than being an “island”. Working as a professional photographer for over 20 years, I bring …

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Mark Aldridge

Mark Aldridge

I relocated to Taupō over 20 years ago and joined Taupō Rigging & Safety Services. In 2006 I purchased the company, which services the forestry industry nationally with hauler wire ropes and rigging plus related logistical forestry products; it's al…

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Penny Lyons

Penny Lyons

Penny Lyons is well known in the Taupō community, both as a local resident and as a successful businesswoman with a sales and management career spanning 20 years at Mediaworks. Penny has been instrumental in bringing New Zealand Sotheby’s International …

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Rebecca Hawke

Rebecca Hawke

Originally from the UK, I have called New Zealand home for 21 years. I’ve been lucky enough to live in Taupo for 14 of those and can’t think of a better place to have been able to raise my family whilst work with some amazing people. As Business Manage…

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Simon Thew (Chopper)

Simon Thew (Chopper)

I am excited and appreciative to be on the Taupō Business Chamber board. I have worked for Ngāi Tahu Tourism for the over 17 years. This has been in varied roles and locations. I am passionate about the pristine and beautiful environment that I work in…

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Abhinav Batta - 2019 Intern

Abhinav Batta - 2019 Intern

I am a young businessman who recently opened a new restaurant,  Incredible India. I came to Taupō in 2010 as a migrant and straight away fell in love with this town. Taupō is home to my wife, our beautiful daughter and I. I come from a business-oriente…

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Sam Clemerson - 2019 Intern

Sam Clemerson - 2019 Intern

Kia ora! I’m excited to be the Taupo Business Chamber intern for 2019. A bit about me — I'm the PR & content specialist at Legend, a local design, web, and marketing agency. We have a wide range of local and national clients, so I like to think I …

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