Meet the Team
Mel has worked at the Westpac Kaikōura branch since 2004 and was promoted to Bank Manager in 2011.
A graduate of the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership in Sydney, Mel’s expertise includes financial risk, business relationship management, banking, branch management, and operational risk. She’s also worked extensively in the hospitality industry.
Community has always been a passion for Mel. In 2017 she won a Westpac Women of Influence award and an internal “Legends” award for her inspiring leadership following the Kaikōura earthquake. She previously won a Women of Influence Award in 2012.
Suzanne has worked across various industries including public administration, hospitality, human resources, health & safety, banking and construction and trade.
Suzanne is an expert in governance, particularly within local government and her skills and abilities have been recognised by current and past Elected Members, Ministers and local community.
Suzanne brings a dynamic skill set to the association. Her knowledge and experience is invaluable in developing a long term sustainable relationship with government and associated agencies.