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The Board

Board Members for 2015 - 2016

Chairperson - TBA

Immediate Past Chairman - Dave Moss
Dave has returned to the board of Go Geraldine after a three year break, and while admitting to now getting a bit long in the tooth, believes that he still has a lot to offer the organisation and is enthusiastic to make sure that the business community is focused on Geraldine continuing to be a vibrant and wonderful place to work, stay and play.  He has had a continuous 45 years in business, always in the hospitality, food and accommodation industry.  Following a long and enjoyable lifetime of community and industry service after being in Geraldine for the past 8 years and he believes that if we apply ourselves we can continue to have a community that offers a wonderful way of life, one in which our families and staff will prosper and want to participate in the vibrant future of Geraldine.

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Vice-Chairman - Vacant
Treasurer - Will Polson
Will was raised on a farm outside Wanganui.  After completing a Business Studies degree at Massey University in 1987, he worked for Price Waterhouse in Wellington for three years before he and his wife, Linda, moved to South Africa.  On returning to NZ in 1993, Will joined a pharmaceutical company in Wellington.  Will and Linda's children Lucy and Dougal, were born in 1996.  The family then moved to Sydney for 5 years, 2 years in Paris and a year in the States before coming home to NZ in 2004.  Linda was born and bred in Rangitata Island so when it was time to return to NZ, this is the area to which the family were keen to return to.  Will joined the board of Go Geraldine because his family love living and working here. He is currently working at Lynn River, Linda is working for GJ Gardner and Lucy and Dougal are both in the UK.

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Board Member - Kaye Highton
Kaye is another "returnee" to Geraldine.  Her parents Frank and Heather Timblick were very involved in the Geraldine community and it is clear this has rubbed off on Kaye.  Since being back in town Kaye has already made her mark, organising a fundraising ball, for Canterbury children who lost a parent in the Christchurch earthquakes and being involved in other community events.  Kaye and her husband, Nick of Woodbury Electrical, are enjoying being part of a wholesome community and while Kaye is working in Ashburton at Essence Magazine she has Geraldine at heart.  Her enthusiasm for all things, and her ability to "get things done", will be a real asset to our board.

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Board Member - Ryan Marsden
Ryan was born, bred and educated in Geraldine.  He had a great childhood and loved everything this area had to offer.  Ryan joined the Royal New Zealand Navy as a Marine Engineer Officer in 1998 and left 10 years later after a fabulously varied and interesting career.  A period of travel, with his wife Leigh then followed, first to Europe to work on Superyachts for two Mediterranean summers and then to Canada for six months to manage a ski lodge in British Columbia.  After all that travel and adventure it was time to return home for some stability.  Ryan and Leigh now have two beautiful girls, Neena (3) and Penny (1).  Ryan managers the family business, North End Motors and loves every second of it.  His main hobbies are racing his speedway car and jetboating.  Ryan is passionate about Geraldine and reminds himself on a regular basis how very lucky he is to be able to live in such a fun, vibrant, close knit small town.

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Board Member - Garry Sheed
Garry Sheed, company director, moved to Geraldine 16 years ago to take up the challenge of owning a supermarket with his wife Judith.  This is his second stint as a board member, the last was for 7 to 8 years.  Garry is also Chairman of South Canterbury Master Grocers; a position he has held for the last 17 years.  He is totally committed to the Geraldine community and striving for excellence in very facet of our operation.  Garry's business has gone through huge changes; doubling in size twice within 3 years and then changing to FreshChoice.  Bringing town prices to the contry has entice people to shop in town and not just at FreshChoice.  Garry notes that all business have a chance to reap the rewards of Shop Local.  FreshChoice operates a community cash programme - donating thousands back to the community monthly, with up to 12 applications per week.  Garry love supporting local organisations and says that the more successful his business is, the more he can help others!  Garry has brought his son, Aaron, into the business from Auckland to assist and learn the trade.  Aaron has 4 children all schooling here and like Garry they all love the area.  Garry's passions outside the store are family, fishing, boating, travel and spending time with his wife.  Plans for the future; another revamp??  Garry is available to anyone who needs help or advice, just contact him through the shop and he will make the time available.

Garry Sheed-966
Geraldine Community Board Representative
Jarrod Marsden
Jarrod owns and operates his business, Marsden Engineering, in the south end of the Geraldine township off Majors Road.  He lives in the Geraldine township with wife Juliet and three children.  Jarrod has always lived and worked in Geraldine, attending both Schools here and completing his apprenticeship with a local business before starting Marsden Engineering in 2007.  Jarrod is passionate about Geraldine as a whole but also has a vested interest in the commerce aspect of our area.  He is the Community Board representative to the Go Geraldine Board and has been on both Boards since elected in October 2013, thoroughly enjoying the experience.

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Coordinator - Janene Adams
Janene is responsible for the recruitment of new members to Go Geraldine along with looking after the retention of our existing members.  She also coordinates the many events and promotions that Go Geraldine is involved with.  Janene has lived in Geraldine for nearly five years having lived around New Zealand and abroad.  She and her family feel that Geraldine is a very special place and relish being part of such a great community.
  Janene Adams-970-28-845


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