Company Board

Seaview Marina Ltd's board comprises three directors appointed by Hutt City Council.  Communications to the board should be directed to the Marina's office.

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Brian Walshe, Board Chairman

Brian Walshe was appointed Chairman in April 2012 and is also Chairman of Urban Plus Ltd.  He is a trustee of the Te Omanga Hospice Foundation and the Laura Ferguson Trust, and is on the advisory Boards of several private companies.

Brian was formerly the founding partner of the chartered accounting firm, Sherwin Chan & Walshe, which subsequently became WHK Wellington, and was CEO for the last 9 years prior to retiring from that role in December 2010, and is now a Consulting Principal with the Group on Business Advisory.

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Arthur Stewart, Director (up to March 2017)

A resident of Lower Hutt since 1972, a Registered Valuer for over 50 years, and a keen and successful yachtsman for life, Arthur was engaged by Hutt City Council to help establish Seaview Marina limited as a separate and profitable entity in 2002. Having valued many marina facilities throughout New Zealand he has a considerable knowledge of what adds value to these unique property assets and the wants and needs of marina tenants. He holds a Diploma in Urban Valuation and a Bachelor of Commerce.

In 1973 he started his own practice which with a number of amalgamations became Darroch Limited, of which he was a director and chairman. Darroch Ltd was sold to DTZ UK and he became a director and Chair of DTZ New Zealand Ltd from 2002 to 2005. In 2006 he re-established the consultancy business of Arthur Stewart Ltd. He was a Government Appointee to the Valuers Registration Board for six years.

On the yachting and boating front, he has served as Commodore of both the Lowry Bay Yacht Club and the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club, being currently a life member and President of the latter. He served as a director and chairman of Yachting New Zealand for six years and has represented New Zealand in Yachting on numerous occasions winning the Southern Cross Cup in 1983 and the Kenwood Cup in  1986. He was appointed a NZ Sports Ambassador by Mike Moore in 1984.

Arthur is also a director of UrbanPlus Limited, which is wholly owned by Hutt City Council.

Chris Milne, Director, Seaview Marina

Chris Milne, Director

Chris is professionally qualified with commerce and law degrees, and holds a practicing certificate with the Institute of Chartered Accountants.  He has many years experience in e-commerce business consulting.

Apart from his directorship of Seaview Marina, his current community roles are:
  • Councillor at Hutt City Council
  • Chair of the Nikau Foundation, a Wellington region community trust
  • Trustee of Nga Manu Nature Reserve on the Kapiti Coast

Eighteen years after opening New Zealand’s first internet café, Chris continues to be enthusiastic about the power of the internet to transform business and the way we live.  Using his e-commerce experience he was worked with Seaview Marina to enhance the company’s online presence and its engagement with stakeholders.

Chris has worked in accounting and finance in the UK, USA and Canada and has travelled extensively, including spending nearly a year travelling overland from Morocco to Capetown.  He is also the author of a university textbook Handbook of Environmental Law and has lectured in both finance and environmental law.

Chris is keen on the outdoors and has climbed a number of New Zealand’s highest mountains, has cycled around the South Island and through France, and enjoys tramping.  He is also a skier and plays competitive tennis.  Golf is a leveller, but enjoyed never-the-less.   In younger days he played senior cricket, opening the bowling as a left arm quickie.

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Peter Steel, Director (from April 2017)

Peter has degrees in Engineering and Economics and has had a career as a Consulting Engineer, with over 35 years experience in the design and implementation of a wide range of civil and infrastructure projects. Another area of expertise is infrastructure asset management to optimise life cycle costs and performance risks for infrastructure assets. His career has involved senior positions with the Beca Group, KiwiRail and the Australian SMEC Group.

He is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of IPENZ as well as a Member of the Institute of Directors.

Peter has substantial experience in the design and construction of port, marina and coastal protection projects as well as urban design and infrastructure for commercial/residential building projects.

Peter is a past President of the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce and has been Councillor and Deputy Chair of Weltec Polytechnic as well as Councillor for Weltec and Whitireia's Combined Council.