SOLD OUT - City Leaders Lunch

SOLD OUT - City Leaders Lunch

Friday, 6 May 2022 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM) (NZST)


The City Leaders Lunch

The annual city leaders lunch where we head from our local MP Simon Bridges, Anne Tolley, chair of the Tauranga City Council commissioners and Leonard Sampson, CEO Port of Tauranga.  Each of these three leaders will outline their thoughts on the city where it is at the moment, what can and should happen and what the future looks like for Tauranga, one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

The speakers include:

  • MP for Tauranga - Hon Simon Bridges
  • Commissioner Anne Tolley – Tauranga City Council
  • Leonard Sampson - CE of Port of Tauranga

Anne Tolley
Commission Chair

Anne Tolley has had a wide experience in local and national politics over the last 30 years. Elected to the Napier City Council in 1986, she was quickly appointed a Standing Committee Chair, and was then Deputy Mayor for six years. She was also elected to the inaugural Hawkes Bay Regional Council for one term.

In 1999, Anne was elected to Parliament as a National Party List MP based in Napier. She then moved to Gisborne and successfully contested the election for the East Coast Electorate in 2005. She held the seat until her retirement from national politics in 2020. Anne served for nine years as a Government minister, holding the portfolios of Education, Police, Corrections, MSD, Children and Local Government. From 2017 to 2020, she served as Deputy Speaker and as part of that role, chaired the committee which developed a Code of Conduct that covered everybody working in the NZ. She was also the Parliamentary representative to the International Parliamentarians Union.

Leonard Sampson
CE Port of Tauranga

Leonard was appointed to role of Chief Executive at Port of Tauranga on 1 July 2021, having previously been the Chief Operating Officer since September 2019. He joined the Company as the Port’s Commercial Manager in 2013 from the role of General Manager – Sales at KiwiRail. He also held senior roles at Carter Holt Harvey and Mainfreight.

Simon Bridges
MP for Tauranga

Register now as spaces will be limited. 

Thank you for registering for this event.  In the interests of everyone's safety, can you please wear or have available a mask, follow the Public Health guidelines on social distancing, make sure you contact trace at the event, and if you're not feeling well, please stay home.  We also require you to be doubled vaccinated and be prepared to show your pass.  Thank you for your patience and keep safe.

Any cancellation and/or changes must be made in writing to before 10.00am the day prior to this seminar. Registrations not cancelled via email by 10.00am the day prior to the event will require payment, however substitutions are welcome.

Trinity Wharf Tauranga
51 Dive Cresent
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty 3110 New Zealand
Event Contact
Anne Pankhurst
(027) 241-5206
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Friday, 6 May 2022 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM) (NZST)
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