Alex is the Deputy Chair for the second half of the 2019 – 2022 term. 

Local governments hold a crucial role in building community strength, resilience and adaptation as we prepare for the challenges ahead. 

As a Waitematā local board member I will fight for council support for residents and businesses in transitioning towards a low carbon future and better environmental protection through urban planning, waste management and biodiversity strategies. 

Walkable neighbourhoods with well-looked-after shared resources like parks, pools, libraries and waterfront mean thriving local economies with lots to see and do. Artistic, cultural and sporting opportunities and events challenge, inspire and engage. Transport options reduce pollution and congestion and bring people together.

I’m a Grey Lynn local and Richmond Road School board trustee. I work in the creative industries and am doing a PhD on the role of play in cities as a means to promote initiative, collaboration and innovation.