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President - Andy Smith
Andy was a software writer since the early 1970’s and has worked in the Finance, Telemarketing and Data Warehousing industries around the world; getting their computer systems to sit up and beg. He now spends his time in the Not For Profit (NFP) sector as a volunteer and has a Graduate Diploma in NFP Management.
Vice President and Secretary - Chris Teo-Sherrell
Chris is a City Councilor in Palmerston North City. As councilor Chris promotes healthier, less polluting transport, waste minimization and enhanced neighbourhood vitality.
Rhys Taylor is a city walker, cyclist and bus user, rather than a tramper. He is a self-employed sustainability researcher and adult-educator based in Christchurch and South Canterbury, supporting Living Streets Canterbury on Walk to Work Day, Car Free Day and other events and coordinates (as part-time contractor) the Greening the Rubble Project. Other contract work includes coordination of Sustainable Living Education Trust, a local government-led community education programme which, among many actions, promotes alternatives to car dependence.
Meg works for Community and Public Health (CDHB) as an Active Transport Health Promoter; promoting the health benefits to the individual and the community in general of walking, cycling and using public transport for utility journeys. She comes from a background of occupational therapy where the mobility and social connectiveness of her clients- and being able to safely get to places they needed to be- played a big part in their wellness. Meg enjoys walking, running and cycling, (especially cycle touring) and so has a private as well as professional agenda to reduce vehicular congestion on our network.
Gay is a librarian managing the Injury Prevention Information Centre based at The Univerisity of Auckland Tamaki Campus She is involved in her local community as chair of a newly incorporated residents' group. Gay uses public transport evey day and promotes the importance of the accessible journey and good walking links to connect communities.
Ronis loves walking and cycling. She has worked in health promotion in Australian government departments for the last 15 years, promoting the health benefits of physical activity. Now living in Wellington she is keen to find ways to increase opportunities to walk and cycle in that beautiful city. She is also interested in exploring opportunities for "walkers" to contribute to public policy and promoting active transport.
Peter Kortegast BE(Civil):
Peter is a practicing transportation consultant and passionate sustainable transportation advocate. He is currently working overseas in Kelowna BC Canada and returns to New Zealand in March 2013. Peter is the immediate past president of Living Streets. He has a particular interest in urban form and safe designs that creates slow speed environments that encourages safe walking and cycling. Peter has worked on several international projects and has attended and presented at many international forums