Our People

Executive Council

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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.  He is a Trustee of the SkyPath project, maintains the websites and mailing lists for them, Living Streets Aotearoa, Walk Auckland and the Auckland Folk Festival.

Vice President - Ellen Blake

Ellen has been a Wellington walker all her life and enjoyed walking and using public transport everywhere I've been - it is the most interesting way to get around.  I noticed issues around walking when I had small children; instantly, vehicles parked and driving, or riding, along footpaths become a big concern, and crossing the road another challenge.  I am interested in ensuring walking is given much more prominence as the priority sustainable transport mode and that it is better incorporated in urban design.

Secretary -  Meg Christie

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.

Chris Teo-Sherrell

Chris is in Palmerston North. As an ex-councilor Chris promotes healthier, less polluting transport, waste minimization and enhanced neighbourhood vitality.

Gay Richards

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.

Celia Wade-Brown

Celia has been the Mayor of Wellington and the founder of LSA.  She brings a lot of great experience with her in the Local and NZ Govnerment area.