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Your Board Members

The Association is governed by its Board (all 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.

Janet Dixon

Board Member Finance

Heather Bridson

Acacia Heights Gardens

53 Acacia Heights Drive, Taupo

e.     info@acaciaheightsgardens.co.nz

p.    +64 20 4159 8115

Heather and her husband, David, have developed Acacia Heights Gardens in Taupo over the last three years.  Heather has a background in financial management of small to large international businesses in New Zealand and in the UK. As a Chartered Accountant, she has been involved in the corporate sector with entrepreneurial and high growth companies for many years. She brings a wealth of experience managing finance teams and supporting the financial reporting, analysis and forecasting for companies through periods of significant change. She also has experience working in the not for profit sector in balancing organisational goals with sound financial planning and management.  Heather joined the Board part way through 2019.

Heather Bridson

Board Member

Nick James

Annick House B&B

15A Harper Street, Nelson 7010

e.     nick.james@xtra.co.nz

p.     +64 3 548 0554

Nick and his wife Ann own Annick House in Nelson.  Nick comes from a varied background and was a Policeman for 22 years, mainly in Nelson, and the District Secretary for 17 years. As a result a work injury he retrained and studied business management.  Nick has been on the board for the past six years.

Nick James

Board Member

Liz Webster

Websters on Wanaka

137 Anderson Rd, Wanaka

e.     stay@webstersonwanaka.co.nz

Liz along with  her husband Neil, own and operate Websters on Wanaka Lodge and Apartments.  Liz has been Chair of the Wanaka Regional Group since 2012. She brings to the Board a wealth of experience as a business owner (with up to 20 staff) and also has a background in education and health.  She also has strengths in areas such as mentoring; strategic planning and accreditation.  Liz has served on our Board since 2015.

Liz Webster

Board Member

Glenn Gairdner

Villa Walton

303a Walton Road, Walton

e.     info@villawalton.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

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

 

 

 

The Road to Recovery

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  The Road to Recovery   Janet Dixon , May 2020     A few years back the Beatles wrote a song “A Long and Winding Road”. “The long and winding road that leads to your door, will never disappear……’ The same line can be applied to our B&Bs, Lodges and Farmstays. The one certainty we... Keep Reading

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