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Mike Gibson

CEO – Rosebank Business Association
Email: gibo@rosebankbusiness.co.nz
Mobile: 027 294 0551

For close to 20 years Mike Gibson (RBA co-founder and Chief Executive) has played a pivotal role in establishing and turning the RBA into what it is now recognised as within the Auckland and more importantly the West Auckland Business Community today. 

Throughout his tenure, Mike has planned and developed many successful initiatives designed to enhance and support the Rosebank Business Community. With a background in general management and marketing, as CEO, Mike continually strives to keep the issues of the RBA at the forefront with Auckland Council and West Auckland business communities. This has been established on an RBA brand that has steadfastly delivered mechanisms that drive business development by being STRONGER TOGETHER. 

As such, the RBA is well regarded by Auckland Council to be the “model” BID for commercial and industrial business precincts. 

In more recent times via helping establish the Central Park Business Association in 2014,  Mike has been deeply committed to an endeavour to build a stronger collective West Auckland business platform and voice that may inspire the establishment of a West Auckland Corridor of Commerce in the future. 

He is a committed family man, Golfer (Team manager of the successful GT Radial Muriwai Golf Club’s Nobilo and Rangitoto Senior pennant team that during his 9-year tenure won many successive championships. By being the NZWCGC licensee he has taken NZ Corporate teams to South Africa, Scotland, Spain and Portugal. 

His overriding passion is now Thoroughbred Racing initiated by being part of the successful 2010 New Zealand Cup Showcause winning Syndicate, and in November 2016 at Riccarton Park another of his shared syndicate horses La Diosa won for him his first GR 1 (the NZ 1000 Guineas). 

As he considers retirement, the setting up of Emerald Glen Bloodstock Ltd in Australia will facilitate both Racing and Breeding activities and will certainly keep him well occupied.  

Phil Clode

Business Development Manager
Email: phil@rosebankbusiness.co.nz
Mobile: 027 448 7009

A previous business owner – in sports magazine publishing and sports related events –  and a graphic designer by qualification. Phil brings his combined talents to the RBA and its members in creating and managing business development mechanisms to help RBA businesses reach other members and businesses in Rosebank and welcomes any calls on advertising queries in the print magazine and business directory platforms. In a previous life Phil was a successful Commonwealth Games middle distance athlete and spends his recreational time coaching a group of young athletes.

Kim Watts

Membership / Sales Manager
Email: kim@rosebankbusiness.co.nz
Mobile: 021 639509

As of January 2020, Kim Watts joins the Rosebank Business Association as our Membership/Sales Manager. Kim has a vast background in sales and has worked for a number of years for the likes of Griffins Foods Ltd, Sistema Plastics, Opal Pacific Ltd and Tristar Brands incorporating a varied background of knowledge in the FMCG industry, plastic, jewelry and pharmacy industries.

Taking a few years off to raise two girls Kim worked part time for Kapiti and helped with event management for John Davies and Dick Quax’s’ Corporate Challenge’ running series.

With these broad- based credentials Kim is excited to be able to adapt her expertise to help enhance the Rosebank Community and to get to know all its members and how she can improve your work- space and surroundings.

Maureen McDonell

Finance/Database and CEO Administrator
Email: maureen@rosebankbusiness.co.nz

Maureen worked for Regal Beloit NZ Ltd for 11 years before making the big move across the hall to the Rosebank Business Association.

Going from a corporate company to a small local business has been a big change but a good one. Maureen has loved learning more about the RBA and how passionate they are when it comes to helping local businesses thrive but most importantly, she loves that the RBA is also involved with helping our community.

Maureen also a qualified makeup artist which she does in her spare time. So, if Maureen is not in the office or making people up, she’s most likely be with my family enjoying good music and good wine.

Anouschka de Gourley

Event Manager

Email: anouschka@rosebankbusiness.co.nz

Anouschka works closely with local businesses alongside RBA partners and stakeholders to construct business Events.  Our hostings showcase local businesses in the Rosebank area in an environment that encourages networking, collaborations and future business links.

Anouschka thrives on being part of RBA to provide these events and further support our business members by closely working with Partners EMA, Ateed and The Icehouse to produce training workshops and business leaders’ events.

Alongside event management, Anouschka also proof and write articles for our monthly Roundabout magazine, and manages RBA’s social media content.

Anouschka fees fortunate to be able to play her part in providing this traction for our local businesses to grow and flourish.

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