The role of WDCHL is to manage and oversee the Council's commercial assets. We also advise the Council on new investment opportunities and the strategic management of assets.
WDCHL brings business experience, industrial expertise and an independent focus to the governance of the Council's commercial operations. We make sure that the assets we oversee are well-managed and provide the best possible financial and strategic returns to the Council. Financial proceeds from the assets are then directed by the Council into areas and activities that benefit the whole of the Whanganui community and our district.
WDHCL is accountable to the Council through an annual Statement of Intent, regular reporting to Council meetings and the publication of annual reports and financial statements.
Annette Main (ONZM) (Chair)
Passionate about the survival of New Zealand's smaller regions, she is strongly focussed on 'economic gardening', where emphasis is on growing the reputation of Whanganui as a place to live based on the existing attributes and enhancement of existing business activity.
Matthew Doyle (Deputy Chair)
Peter Hazledine was appointed to the WDCHL Board in March 2014. He has extensive experience in the Energy (Petroleum and Gas) Sector.
Simon is a lawyer by background, with significant investment and governance experience. Current positions include being General Counsel to Te Ohu Kai Moana Trustee Ltd, Chairman, Whanganui Iwi Fisheries Ltd and Minister appointed member of the Charities Registration Board. He has extensive iwi relationships and deep networks within iwi / Māori commercial sector.
Appointed to the Board March 2018