The KEA Board

Here at KEA Inc, we are all about growing a vibrant community. We work with small and meduim enterprises and are commited to supporting business in Kawerau. Being part of our community is a core strategy for us and we do this in several ways; 

Business Attraction, Expansion and Support including Social Enterprises (after all that is how and why KEA was set up in 1985) 

Collaborative Community Development which is fun embraces change and involves our community in many different volunteer and paid roles. 

With a wide network of people and businesses, KEA assists those in business and those starting up. We are identified as the go to people and work collaboratively with business, Council and the community to identify and respond to gaps in the community. 

KEA is unique as it is completely independant with all its income derived from rental properties. 

As a not-for-profit Incorporated Society with Charitable Trust status, KEA is goverend by an appointed Board who provide governance, financial, marketing and infrastructual expertise to provide the foundations for KEA's on-going success and sustainability. 


KEA Board Members 2023/2024


Colin Reid 


Steve Monk

Carolyn Ion

Lester Murfitt

Kevin Mackey










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