Chamber change at the top – again 

Kerrianne Krelle

Four months after appointing a new chief executive Te Awamutu Chamber of Commerce has found another to fill the recently vacant role.

Kerrianne Krelle has been appointed to the role of Chamber chief, replacing Regan McCorquindale who stepped back to focus on his farm management role with LIC.

Kerrianne is an active member of the Te Awamutu community and is keen to take up the new challenge to support local businesses to thrive.

“I believe that business is driven by people and the success of any business or organisation, big or small, is defined by the individuals and teams that are aligned to the core values of business,” she said.

With a background in tourism and science, holding a Diploma of Tourism and Bachelor of Molecular Biology, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the role.

“My diverse experience allows me to implement proven processes and strategies, and to communicate this to engage hearts and minds,” she said.

She said she will focus on fostering and developing new and existing business within the chamber, and cultivating organic growth, best shared practice, and innovation.

Born in the UK, Kerrianne moved to the Waikato at a young age, attending school and university in the region and has lived in the Waipā district for 15 years, the last two in Te Awamutu with her young family.

She said that despite following the very uncertain year and the polarising effect it had on many businesses, it was great to see businesses in Te Awamutu so vibrant and flourishing.

“To see new start-ups in the town during what has been arguably the most challenging trading conditions in decades is so inspiring and inspirational.

“The chamber and I are passionate about facilitating growth and development within Te Awamutu, and through ensuring support and innovation, businesses in our wonderful town will continue to meet the needs of the community.”

While she is looking to continue the strength of the Te Awamutu business industry she is also motivated to increase membership numbers and grow the local chamber of commerce.

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