The development of the Upper Harbour Regional Marine Centre is being undertaken by the Hobsonville Point Marine Sports Recreation Centre Charitable Trust.
This is a trust that has been registered with Charities Services and you can find details here.
These are the current trustees.
Aaron represents the interests of Westlake Boys High School Rowing Society, who are a Core Stakeholder of the Trust. Aaron himself rowed for Westlake Boys High School, along with his son in more recent years, during which time Aaron was the Chairman of the Society. While his daughter rowed for Westlake Girls High School. Aaron is still active in sport regularly competing in CrossFit.
Aaron brings a valuable suite of skills to the Trust, through his experience as a cofounder and the Managing Director of 4Sight Consulting (est 2001), a successful environmental and planning consultancy with offices across New Zealand. He has utilized these skills in taking a key role on behalf of the Trust in negotiations with Kāinga Ora (previously Hobsonville Land Company), advising on the design and consenting process, and working with other stakeholders.
Errol represents the interests of the Hobsonville Point Resident’s Society (HPRS), currently numbering over 2400 members. This will grow as development at Hobsonville Point reaches completion in 2024 with an estimated population of around 11,000. Errol is a resident of Hobsonville Point and served as the Chair of the HPRS for two terms (2018-2019). Most highly appreciated is the way in which development at Hobsonville Point has embraced the enhancement of the natural environment, the creation of extensive public spaces and amenities and placed the community in direct contact with the unique waterfront setting.
Errol is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Auckland, where among other roles he served as Head of School and Faculty Associate Dean: Research. He holds qualifications in architecture, urban design and urban planning. His research for the past ten years has involved housing and living at density and this include leading a research team for the national Science Challenge 11, with Hobsonville Point as one case study, research that is now widely published.
Tina represents the interests of Hobsonville Yacht Club, who are a Core Stakeholder of the Trust, and has had a long involvement with the club since 1993. Initially involved as an adult learning to sail in the keelers and now as a Junior Sailing Committee member and parent of two junior dinghy sailors.
Tina is an experienced administrator with a demonstrated history of customer service and support and uses those skills in her role of Trust secretary. She is a keen volunteer and was awarded the Presidents Volunteer Service Award while living in the USA and managed a recent campaign that saw the Hobsonville Yacht Club able to purchase new learn to sail dinghies for their sailing programme.
She is passionate about maintaining a facility in the Upper Harbour to ensure the community, especially the younger generations, can continue to enjoy all it has to offer. Our connection to the water is hugely important and she looks forward to seeing many groups utilising the marine centre in the future.
Gregory (Greg) Jones
Greg is a manufacturing Jeweller who believes strongly in family and community.
Throughout his life he has worked with groups that have had youth development as their principal aim and believes strongly that the Marine Sport Centre will develop competent New Zealanders who will be contributors.
Kerry Stotter is a Trustee appointed by Kainga Ora. He was previously a director of Hobsonville Land Company for some years, heading up its Audit, and Planning and Development Committees for a period.
His professional career was as a partner of 32 years in the NZ and Auckland offices of KPMG, the international accounting firm. Subsequent to his retirement from KPMG he has held other directorships, including some chairmanships, in Auckland Regional Holdings; Sea and City Ltd (predecessor to Waterfront Auckland); Waterfront Auckland Ltd; Stracon Holdings Ltd Group of Companies; Waste Disposal Services (a JV between Auckland Council and Waste Management Ltd). And in the not for profit sector, Presbyterian Support Northern; The Council of Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of
Aotearoa NZ; NZ Rugby Players Association.
Michael (Mike) Stanley
Mike has chaired the Hobsonville Marine Sport and Recreation Centre Trust from its inception in 2016.
Mike has had a long involvement in rowing, as a competitor, coach, commentator and administrator and is currently President of the North Shore Rowing Club. He has trained and coached on the upper Waitemata Harbour for nearly 50 years.
Mike is passionate about the Upper Harbour and its marine ecology and having coached Westlake Rowing from the Point for many years has been impressed with the development led by Kāinga Ora (previously Hobsonville Land Company) to create a friendly, inclusive and sustainable community.
Mike has enjoyed a wide ranging career in sports management and is currently CEO of AUT Millennium on Auckland’s North Shore and is President of the NZ Olympic Committee. He has been recognised by the North Shore City Council for services to the community and in 2018 was named a Companion of the NZ Order of Merit for services to sport.
Stuart is a local Hobsonville Point resident and operates a mortgage advisory business in Hobsonville too.
Stuart has always been keen to get on the water so when he shifted to the area with his family his children were keen to get involved in the sailing and the family were soon signed up members of the yacht club.
You may see Stuart and his family enjoying the Upper Harbour in the evenings and weekends where they may be sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, waterskiing or searching for a nice fish for the plate.