Newly appointed observers of the board for Rotorua Airport

Rotorua Airport Limited has proudly appointed two new observers to the board. Grace Tuakana-Jones and Joanne McCracken have been selected from a large number of quality applicants and replace Charlotte Schimanski and Danielle Auld who finished their 12 month placement through the programme in November.

Grace is the owner of Safety Talks Limited which specialises in Health and Safety services for the construction industry, mainly commercial. The company offers Health and Safety management systems, auditing services, construction site set-up & inspection and general H&S advice. Grace is excited about the position and in addition to observing the function and running of a board she hopes to gain “New ideas I can implement into my business from their experiences and how it can provide me with a perspective that is different from my own”

Joanne’s background is entrenched in property – across all sectors and client groups but has consolidated more recently into iwi, educational, and commercial property.  Joanne is registered as a valuer, a commercial property manager and advisor with the New Zealand Property Institute and is passionate about Rotorua business and people standing up and taking its place and realising their potential. Joanne has been involved in the ownership of APL Property Rotorua for the last 16 years.

“I want to use my experience as a base to learn about the Aviation Industry and support the appointed directors and management to build the profile and sustainability of the airport business and land holdings.” Joanne says.

This is the third year the Board observer programme has been running and has been extremely successful giving candidate’s exposure to a CCO Board. The opportunity provides first-hand exposure to the role of a board, its decision making and operations, as well as training and mentorship giving skills that they can carry through to their own business.  

For more information, you can contact Grace Tuakana-Jones from Safety Talks Ltd on info@safetytalks.co.nz and Joanne McCracken


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