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 Rory Scott. 


Rory Scott - President

Rory Scott - President

I have been a practising solicitor since 2008 and commenced employment with Cargill Stent Clarke Law in early 2014. I enjoy my varied and interesting role at Cargill Stent Clarke Law as it complements the amazing opportunities living in Taupō has afford…

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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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Mark Aldridge

Mark Aldridge

I relocated to Taupo over 25 years ago and joined Taupo Rigging & Safety Services, now known as TERRAIN, which I purchased in 2006. TERRAIN services the forestry industry nationally with hauler wire ropes and rigging plus related logistical forestry…

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Abhinav Batta

Abhinav Batta

I came to Taupō in 2010 as a migrant and straight away fell in love with this town. After working in hospitality for nearly nine years, I opened my own restaurant, Incredible India. I’m proud to serve on the Taupо̄ Business Cham…

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Amy Penn - Vice President

Amy Penn - Vice President

I’ve lived in Taupо̄ most of my life and launched Build Taupо̄ with my husband in 2013.  It’s been exciting to see the district grow and thrive over the last few years, and I’m excited to be on the Taupо̄ Business Chamber board so we can help keep that…

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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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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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Jess Nicholas

Jess Nicholas

Taupо̄ has been my home for over 10 years. Just one of the reasons I chose to move to this amazing region is the fantastic opportunities for young professionals who are focused on providing the best future for our vibrant community. With a background i…

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Rebbecca Page

Rebbecca Page

Raising my children as the fourth generation in our family living in Taupō region has created indelible links to the past and the future. Leaving my corporate role as the Sustainability Business Partner for Laminex NZ (Fletcher Building) after thirteen…

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Daniel Deere

Daniel Deere

I am an innovative and performance-driven Entrepreneur with a deep passion for building relationships. I have travelled extensively around the world and developed business partnerships. Responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of businesses in the …

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Johanna Avery - Intern

Johanna Avery - Intern

Born and bred in Taranaki, I relocated to Taupo in 2018 with my partner Liam. Taupo offers a fantastic social and outdoor environment which we consider ourselves very lucky to be able to enjoy.  My role at BNZ as an Agribusiness Partner enables me to wo…

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