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Management Team

The management team of Bay Venues Ltd is made up of experienced individuals:

Justine Brennan - Bay Venues High Performance & Strategic Manager

Justine Brennan - Interim Chief Executive Officer

Justine Brennan is the interim CEO for Bay Venues (BVL) responsible for leading the strategic direction of BVL and is the key CCO liaison between BVL and its shareholder, Tauranga City Council. She directly oversees asset management, marketing and communication, and the University of Waikato Adams High Performance Sports Centre. 
Justine has held significant strategic planning roles in both the private and public sector. Including a successful tenure as Programme Director for SmartGrowth, which culminated in the review of the sub-regional spatial plan for the western Bay of Plenty sub-region. 

Asset Mng & Marketing Team Leaders:

  • Steve Edgecombe, Assets & Projects Manager
  • Samantha Wilkie, Strategic Marketing & Communications Manager

Adam Ellmers CFO of Bay Venues

Adam Ellmers - Chief Financial Officer

Adam has a number of years of experience in senior finance roles within the commercial sector. Most of his experience has been based overseas in the UK and Australia, spending time in healthcare, entertainment and consumer products.

As Chief Financial Officer, Adam is tasked with leading the finance and accounting function of the business, and supporting the wider business to make sound financial decisions. Adam also manages the Information Technology team at Bay Venues.
Finance & ICT Team Leaders:
  • Lucy Instone – Finance Manager
  • Philip Town - ICT Manager

Ervin McSweeny - Commercial Manager

Ervin McSweeney - Commercial Manager

Ervin has many years experience in general management and leadership of a range of organisations ranging across the not for profit sector, public organisations, and also in the purely commercial environment.

After graduating at law Ervin has pursued a career in the sports and recreation industry with roles in the administration of sporting organisations, venue management and the events sector. This has led to involvement in a wide range of activity from community based events through to international level sporting fixtures.

Ervin manages the areas of Bay Venues business that have a predominantly commercial aspect inclusive of four individual business units and event development and delivery.

Commercial Team Leaders
  • Gillian Houser – Business Development Manager
  • Phil Briars – Event Operations Manager
  • Stu Stevenson – Clubfit Manager
  • Cian O’Cinnseala – Production Manager
  • Cindie Commien – Acting Catering Manager
  • Richard Wilson – Venue Operations Manager Baypark
  • Taylor Stowell - BayStation Manager

Tina Harris-Ririnui  - Community Programmes Manager

Tina Harris-Ririnui - Venues & Programmes Manager

Tina is an experienced senior manager with extensive industry expertise in Recreational Facility Management. Tina has over 20 years’ experience including the last 15 years in senior management positions, is an accredited Recreation Professional and has an MBA from Waikato University.

She has worked in the public, not-for-profit and private sector and has a strong customer-centric approach. Tina’s portfolio includes overseeing the management of 22 venues and the community activities which occur in them.

Venues & Programmes Team Leaders:
  • Kelly Kuka– Community Venues Manager
  • Matthew Strange – Venue Manager: Mount Hot Pools
  • Claire Edmonds - BaySwim Manager
  • Mike Page – Venue Manager: Baywave & Memorial Pool
  • Shane Gillum – Programmes Manager
  • Sarah-Jane Odgers – Bookings & Reception Manager
  • Jasmine Westerby - Executive Assistant

Robyn Mills 2019

Robyn Mills - People & Performance Manager

Robyn Mills is the People & Performance Manager for Bay Venues Limited. She is qualified in both Human Resources and Health and Safety and has extensive experience in both the hospitality and manufacturing industries, including ten years with a multi-national organisation.

HR & Health & Safety Team
  • Melinda Davidson - Health & Safety Advisor
  • Pauline Rowe – People & Performance Advisor
  • Alicia Gordon – Recruitment Coordinator

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