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Your Board Members

The Association is governed by its Board (active hosts and members of the Association) and is led by its President, Donna Brooke, owner of Sunlover Retreat, Tairua.  Donna is supported by five elected Board Members and the Association Secretary.

 

President:

Donna Brooke
Sunlover Retreat
20 Ridge Road, Tairua 3508

E     president@bandbassociation.co.nz
P     +64 27 848 1612

Donna, along with her husband Chris, is the owner of Sunlover Retreat in Tairua. Donna has a background hotel, sales and marketing management – knowledge which she freely shares with the Association and its members.  Donna joined the Association in 2015, was elected to the Board in 2016, appointed Vice President in 2019 and President in 2020.

We recently interviewed Donna to find out more about her:

  • To watch the interview - click here (password - 7O.F6x7a)
  • If you'd like to read a transcript of the interview - click here
Donna Brooke

Vice President

Janet Dixon

Anchor Down
15a Otago Street, Picton

E    anchordownbbpictonnz@gmail.com
P    +64 3 573 5645

Janet and her husband, Ian, own Anchor Down in Picton. She has extensive experience in Human Resource Management, Health management, clinical quality and risk systems and as a trainer. Janet joined the Association in 2014 and joined the Board in 2017.

Janet co-ordinates the assessment process for the Association including our Quality Assurance Programme.

To find out more about Janet:

  • Watch our interview with her - click here
  • If you'd like to read a transcript of the interview - click here
Janet Dixon

Board Member

Glenn Gairdner

E    ggairdner@xtra.co.nz

Glenn has over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry including hotel management, City & Guilds Professional Cookery course, owner/operator of a successful cafe and, before moving to Villa Walton, he set up and ran a bed and breakfast in the South Auckland area. 

We recently interviewed Glenn to find out more about him:

  • To watch the interview - click here
  • If you'd like to read a transcript of the interview - click here
Glenn Gairdner

Board Member

Robert Day

Ribbonwood Country House
124 Cheviot Heights Road, Cheviot

E    info@ribbonwoodcountryhouse.co.nz
P    +64 (0)3 319 8823

Robert, and his partner Gary, built and operate Ribbonwood Country House and have developed extensive native, flower and vegetable gardens as well as caring for a menagerie of animals.  They  have been hosting guests since late 2013.

Robert Day

Board Member

Ann-Marie Johnson

E    ann-marie.johnson@tia.org.nz

Ann-Marie is the Communications Manager for Tourism Industry Aotearoa.  Her role involves sharing TIA's work with members, and promoting the economic and social value of the visitor industry to the wider public.  She also leads the New Zealand Tourism Communicators Network and is a member of the Tiaki Promise Governance Group.   

We recently interviewed Ann-Marie to get to know her better:

Ann-Marie Johnson

Board Member

Jan Roberts

Breakers Boutique Accommodation
1367 Coast Road, Runanga, West Coast

E    stay@breakers.co.nz
P    +64 (0)3 762 7743

Jan and her husband Stephen own Breakers Boutique Accommodation, a beachfront b&b on the Coast Road overlooking the Tasman Sea between Greymouth and Punakaiki.  They have a passion for exploring the region’s natural beauty and history and sharing that passion and their discoveries with their guests.  Breakers is set on 2 acres of native bush and landscaped gardens with a Wahi Tapu on the property from Ngai Tahu that is being investigated further. 

Jan Roberts, Breakers Boutique

Board Member

Scott McPherson

Omaka Lodge
11 Omaka Road, RD 1, Taumarunui

E    contact@omakalodge.nz
P    +64 (0)7 974 8543

Scott, and his husband Chris, own and run Omaka Lodge, a boutique bed and breakfast 7km south of Taumarunui on the Forgotten World Highway.  They bought the house (then a family home at the centre of a 5,500 acre sheep and beef station) and 10.5 acres in early 2017 moving there in June 2017.  Scott and Chris devote all their attention to the creation and running of Omaka Lodge, blending Chris’ hospitality background and Scott's sales & marketing background.  They opened on 27 December 2017, and haven’t looked back. 

Scott McPherson

Association Secretary

Fiona Rollings

Kerry Lodge B&B
7 Forward Street, Greenmeadows, Napier

E    secretary@bandbassociation.co.nz
P    +64 27 223 9207

Fiona along with her husband have owned and operated Kerry Lodge in Napier since 2011 and Fiona joined our executive team in 2013.  Fiona has many years of experience as a data analyst and working as a senior executive assistant in client service based industries.

We recently interviewed Fiona to find out more about her:

  • To watch the interview - click here
  • If you'd like to read a transcript of the interview - click here
Fiona Rollings

 

We are New Zealand’s national association working exclusively to support bed and breakfast operators.

Bed & Breakfast Association NEW ZEALAND Incorporated is a non-profit organisation incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.

The Association was formed in 1986 as the NZ Association of Farm and Home Hosts with advice and the support of the New Zealand Tourism Board and industry operators.

The main aim of the Association was to create a national voice and unity amongst bed and breakfast owners and to help address the problem of varying standards throughout the country.

The Association now has a list of objectives designed to help and support its members in all areas of their businesses. 

We provide shared professional expertise

The Association works for its members providing up to date information in relevant areas such as health and safety, insurance, ACC, regional rating criteria, etc., enabling members to provide a world class service to their guests by the provision of best practice guidelines, business support and training. Along with a business listing on our website, the ability to network with members in their region and by attending the annual Bed & Breakfast Conference, the Association empowers Bed & Breakfast owners to effectively manage challenges that have the potential to adversely affect the viability of their businesses.

The Association also lobbies Government and Local Bodies on issues ensuring their policies and regulations are favourable to bed and breakfast owners. We work with other accommodation associations and tourism bodies to ensure the voice of bed and breakfast owners is heard in the tourism industry.

To see more about how we can help you - click here

 

 
 
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