Terry Sheldrake - Introduction
Gisborne/Tairāwhiti is special to me. I have the energy. I am committed to serve as a Councillor, to help achieve positive change for our people and district.
For 19 years I have been an elected board member of an Olympic sport, triathlon. I have extensive international board experience and offer strong governance qualities. My experience also spans finance and investment. I am CEO for the Gisborne Chamber of Commerce.
I believe we must first get the fundamentals right: sewerage, water, footpaths. But I have a genuine interest across all issues. For example, future heavy transport movement options, including rail, environment and tourism.
I fully understand if elected, my role will be to listen and be a voice of the people—to ensure things get done. I will be a team player. I strongly respect transparency and democracy.
My wife, Kathy, and I are proud to call this district home.