Graeme Sykes

Graeme Sykes

Graeme Sykes

Zone 3 Representative | Inglewood Community Board

I will consider anything that can improve community wellbeing. This includes improving connectivity, listening to people and groups, adopting a problem solving approach by collaborating across affected groups, to establish a solution. I’ve experienced the complexity of working for charitable organisations and local Government.  It is quite different from a commercial organisation yet the basis of good governance are basically the same?

New Zealand has never experienced such wealth as it has today yet we still have such huge inequalities!  There are a number of underlying fears that people have which is not helping our ability to invent, adapt and create a sustainable path for the future.

I’m not constrained by long term plans. That is merely the bureaucracy and politics we operate in.

Born in New Plymouth my working career has seen my family living in Dunedin, New Plymouth, Auckland, Wellington and overseas.