Board of Directors

Bas Kramer, President

Bas has recently returned to NZ following a 14-­year career in the Netherlands, which focused on the Banking and IT sector.  During this period he worked for Cisco Systems managing relationships with leading global partners.  He also worked for ABN Amro at their head office and RBS prior and during the challenging Global Financial Crisis, managing a critical portion of the bank’s corporate business infrastructure and relationship network.

Currently Bas is aligned with Newton Ross Wealth Management at their Tauranga Office, and has an interest in using his skills and experience in this field to help develop NZ economic growth further, especially in the area of innovative technologies. Bas lives in Tauranga and is a keen golfer and philanthropist. Bas joined the YMCA Board in 2013 and has taken on the President's role in 2015.

 


Kevin Kerr

Kevin is a Director of Tabak Business Sales, a market leader in premium business sales within NZ. Prior to joining Tabak in 2001 he owned his own business for 10 years and held a senior management position within a large corporation. He is passionate about achieving business excellence and has been involved in judging for the Tauranga Business Awards for 8 years and was Chief Judge for a period of 4 years.

Kevin has lived in Tauranga for 29 years with his wife Robyn, where they raised their two children and is now the proud Poppa of 2 grandchildren. He is an avid mountain and road cyclist and has a long association of successful administration with various sporting organisations.

Strengthening Communities through strong families is a strong motivator for Kevin’s Y involvement and he is very keen to see more being done on providing outdoor environments for families to have fun whilst exercising and being together. He joined the Y in 2007 and took on the Presidents role in 2010 until 2015.


Daryl Bonney, Treasurer

Daryl is founder of the Invisible Office Company which provides tax, audit, restructuring and business development services to over 350 clients. Daryl is an alumnus of the University of Canterbury and trained as an Auditor, Business Systems Analyst and Forensic Accountant with KPMG.

He is the Honorary Auditor for several community groups in Tauranga.
Daryl moved to Tauranga in 1993 with his wife and three children. He joined the Board of the Tauranga YMCA in 2007 and became Treasurer in 2010.


Delwyn Weatherley, Secretary

Delwyn is the owner of Back to Black Debt Service which she established in 1998 after more than 10 years in the debt collection business. She and her husband, Rob, moved from Hamilton to Tauranga in 1981.  In addition to her business, she is also involved with running Rob’s business, Laser Electrical Tauranga.

Delwyn enjoys participating in sporting events and completed five marathons and one half ironman before a spinal fusion ended her running days.  Now she walks every day with her dog Jazz and enjoys cycling, tramping and water skiing whenever time permits.  Music and theatre are also an important part of her life.

Delwyn has enjoyed being involved with various community groups and thrives on rolling up her sleeves and getting stuck in whenever she can.  She joined the Board of the YMCA Tauranga in 2007 and became Secretary in 2010.


Ben Eagleson

Ben is a senior solicitor at Holland Beckett Lawyers. He specialises in commercial law and has considerable experience in insolvency, civil litigation and disputes resolution, company law, property law and employment law.

Prior to joining HOBEC, Ben worked for an Auckland central city law firm for four years including one year as a clerk whilst at University.  When not working, Ben enjoys running, sailing and reading action and adventure stories, as well as non-fiction.  He also treasures the peace and quiet when spending time at the family bach in Northland. Ben joined the YMCA Board in 2011.

 

 


Dr Bev Edlin

BBS, MBA (Dist), DBA, M Inst D, FICS
With a strong background in marketing and management at senior level Bev is one of only a few New Zealanders to complete a doctoral study in governance.
Her doctoral thesis has practical application to the working of boards, no matter size, revenue or employee numbers. In recent years she has been involved in establishing and assessing a number of not for profits, working with maori-based trusts and boards, acting as chair of three boards and serving as a trustee on others such as ECCT and the Kapiti US Marines Trust.
 
She is co-owner/director of Boardroom360, a New Zealand registered company with its head office in Tauranga, she facilitates Massey University’s MBA governance module, works with owners and managers to build long-term sustainable organisations in additional to delivering a wide range professional development workshops for boards: including setting their strategic framework, ensuring the financial ramifications of decisions are understood, building strong leadership capability, analysing business risk and ensuring all matters relating to the way the organisation is governed is robust and compliant. Bev is currently a Councillor at Tauranga City Council.

“We are passionate about what we do and are driven to work to build strong sustainable businesses with the capabilities and committed to make a difference to the community and the economy,” she says. Bev joined the YMCA Board in 2013.


 

Paula Baker

Paula Baker is Managing Director of Right Click Employment Solutions, a local Recruitment and HR Services Company. She has been a resident of Tauranga since 2007, after moving here with her husband from Auckland. Originally from London, UK, she moved to New Zealand in 2001. In the UK she had a strong background in hospitality management, being responsible for the operational management of several bars and restaurants in central London. 

Paula is passionate about building stronger businesses through quality people, leading to a stronger community. She has had a long association with the YMCA which she formalised by joining the Board in 2014. She truly believes the YMCA play a vital part in building a stronger community through their vision of building stronger families. The vision of the YMCA resonates with her, as the mother of two young children, and being able to contribute to the success of the organisation was a particular draw card. 

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