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KEY COMPETENCIES

James079
  • Strategy and policy
  • Political insight and analysis
  • Government relations and lobbying
  • Community and stakeholder engagement
  • Risk management
  • Communication and media strategy
  • Emergency and crisis management
  • Senior corporate (NZX-listed) experience
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of central and local government policy and decision-making processes in both NZ and Australia
  • Dealing with complex issues
  • Building new capabilities and functions within organisations
  • Community development – planning and practice
  • Local government governance – principles and practice

JAMES BEWS-HAIR

CURRENT ROLES

  • General Manager Strategy and Advocacy, McGredy Winder & Co.

PAST ROLES

  • Chief Policy and Political Advisor, Office of the Mayor, Auckland Council, 2010 - 2016
  • Community Development Manager, Far North District Council, 2004 –2009
  • Manager, Government Affairs, Sky City Entertainment Group Ltd, 2000 – 2004
  • Private Secretary, Office of Hon Phil Goff, Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1999 – 2000
  • Manager, Government Relations & Tourism Policy, Tourism Industry Association, 1998 – 1999
  • Research Economist, Labour Parliamentary Research Unit, Parliamentary Services, 1994 – 1998
  • Executive Officer, Wairarapa Outdoor Recreation Trust, 1993 – 1994