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.
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:
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.
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.