The KEA Board

KEA is unique, in that it is a charitable trust and an Incorporated society with a governing board. The current board vary in ages from early 20’s to 60’s, and hold a variety of positions within the Bay of Plenty business community. The passion, experience and connections of the KEA board provide the foundation for KEA’s ongoing success and sustainability.


Colin Reid, Chairperson

Colin and his wife Carol are directors and operators of Computech Alarms Ltd in Kawerau.  As a fully trained alarm technician Colin has been involved in security for many years.  He is also the Chair of the Kawerau Business Association. 






Alan Connolly, Vice Chairperson

Alan has been on the KEA Board since August 2015. He is a Director of Arrow Accountants Limited in Whakatane.  


Carolyn Ion


Carolyn Ion

Carolyn has been on the KEA Board since August 2008 and has been a Kawerau resident for over 44 years.  Married with three children, she is employed locally by Ngati Tuwharetoa Holdings Ltd which she has been juggling with her councillor role at Kawerau District Council since 2007.  Carolyn’s background is in financial services and administration.   Community links include local business, educational, Maori and sporting organisations.


Clinton Boyes


Clinton Boyes


Clinton has been a Board member since 2012 and Line Manager (Paper) at Norske Skog Tasman since 2000.  He and his family live at Ohope Beach – named New Zealand’s best beach in 2014.


Sneha Gray 


Sneha has been a memeber of of the KEA Board since August 2015. 



Jonothan Carter 

Jonathan has been a member of the KEA Board since 2000. Jonathan is a Financial Controller at Norske Skog Tasman.  Having always lived in Kawerau, Jonathan is very involved in the local community serving on a school board and coaching football.


Tom McDowall

Tom McDowallTom has brought his civil engineering experience to the KEA Board since 2001 and has worked for Kawerau District Council since 1989 as the Manager Operations and Services.  Tom and his wife have three teenage children and run a 20-acre lifestyle block in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.


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