Brian has enjoyed a very successful career path in the hospitality industry commencing as an apprentice chef in Canterbury culminating with a position at Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan. Hotel management beckoned and for the next 30 years Brian was involved at the top level during which time a course at Cornell University, New York, was completed. A period in Fiji also included PATA Fiji and board member of the Fiji Hotel Assn. Brian currently enjoys gardening, bowls, semi-retirement and a directorship.
Maurice D. Hayes
A chartered accountant by profession, Maurice has spent over 40 years in public practice. The purchase of a hotel in 1971 marked Maurice's entry into the hospitality industry. He has diverse business interest and several company directorship. He continues to combine his industry involvement with his accountancy business.
Bill has maintained a long involvement with the hospitality industry, both in New Zealand and overseas. His purchase of another 'Bar & Café' establishment in Feilding has brought Bill back up to the North Island where he maintains a strong interest and involvement in various sporting codes (which in the past included being a founder member of the Manawatu Rugby Board and a committee member of the Manawatu Racing Club).
Kevin is a fitter and turner by trade but the hospitality sector beckoned so purchased a pub, named it “ THE FIREMAN ARMS” and successfully operated it for 18yrs. It became a Fire Brigade museum with all the Brigade memorabilia he collected and displayed. Also during his time he organized the HANZ golf day for numerous years and became a HANZ Wellington district Life member. He now enjoys being semi-retired.
Carter has worked in the liquor industry for over 35 years and has been involved in the ownership and operation of taverns. In the industry he has developed a leading role in managing and operating gaming machines from the time when class 4 venues were licenced to operating only two gaming machines through to the busy 18 machine site, and consulting with manufacturers in the design and development of gaming machines and obtaining operational experience. He has an industry of financial involvement on company boards. He has also been an executive member and president of industries. His involvement with the industry outside gaming takes into account livestock farming and the heavy machinery and trucking industry.
Simon joined the Board of Pub Charity Limited in early 2018. He is an experienced company director who has a financial markets background in Foreign Exchange broking and trading of nearly 30 years, both in New Zealand and internationally. In 2015 he also became an owner of a manufacturing business in Wellington. Simon enjoys business and its many challenges and likes networking and meeting new people daily. He is married with 3 children and enjoys golf and fly fishing.