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.  Also the convener of the 2WALKandCYCLE conference series in NZ.

Tumuaki tuarua / Vice President - 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.

Secretary -  Celia Wade-Brown

Celia was Mayor of Wellington (2010-2016) and previously a Councillor from 1994. She was the founder of LSA.  She has considerable experience in the Local and NZ Government area especially transport, reserves and urban planning. She is also a trustee of Walk21 Foundation and an advisory member of Biophilic Cities Network.

Dr Chris Teo-Sherrell

Chris is in Palmerston North. As a former City Councilor Chris promotes healthier, less polluting transport, waste minimization and enhanced neighbourhood vitality.

Lyndal Johansson

Paula Wilkinson