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Louisa Eades

Louisa is an experienced communicator having worked as an editor and writer for international publishing houses Wolters Kluwer and Thomson Reuters for over 20 years. She has specialised knowledge in occupational health and safety and employment law. She now works as a technical communicator for Christchurch company, Streamliners.

Louisa, her husband Mike and their 3 sons moved to Governors Bay from Swannanoa in January 2015. Mike is a project manager for Airways (the national air traffic control provider) handling major communication infrastructure upgrades. He has offered to help manage the jetty restoration project. 


Nick is a consultant civil engineer with specialist skills and international experience in design management of multi-disciplined infrastructure projects.

He's a new resident of Governors Bay and New Zealand and would be described as a big picture thinker with an eye for detail.


Nick is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) with expertise in geotechnical engineering, engineering options assessment and construction management, which are highly relevant, valuable skills for the jetty project.

He is a resident of Governors Bay and a strong advocate for restoration of the jetty with community and CCC support. He is a problem solver and likes to challenge conventional ways of thinking.

Nick has promised his children he will do all he can on the Board and in the community to restore the jetty so they can enjoy it to its full again.


Phil Jackson is a qualified Land Surveyor who now works in machine control systems, using surveying techniques and GPS to automatically control dozer blades and other construction machines.

Keen on sailing, kayaking and the outdoors, he moved to Governors Bay with his family 20 years ago to enjoy the lifestyle and so the children could grow up in a small community with a local school and great community.

Having travelled a lot, it is easy to appreciate just how great this place is, and how it is worth preserving the best iconic parts of The Bay.

Mark Limber

Mark is the newest Board member and lives in Governors Bay.

He's a highly experienced management consultant specialising in the fields of education, health, technology and digital services, and construction.

Mark has led numerous organisations through transformational change programmes and led high performing teams in large scale organisations across both public and private sector.

He is a NZ Treasury accredited quality reviewer of large scale investment projects and business cases.

He also runs a craft beer brewery in Christchurch.


Simon is a long-time resident of Governors Bay and a founding partner of Christchurch-based law firm Mortlock McCormack Law. He is an experienced fundraiser and is on the board of several charitable trusts. A passionate advocate for saving the jetty, Simon is able to assist with fundraising, financial strategy, and community partnering.