Bob Wakefield

Bob Wakefield has been an advocate and developer in community for 34 years. His roles in local organisations, business, church and economic development programmes; have given him the insight and abilities to foster and enable growth within the Tamaki area. As former chairman of the local business association and consultant to the Tamaki Transformation Project; he knows and understands the challenges faced and is excited about the potential to help the community move towards positive change. His heart for the local area is manifested in the vision he has for Tamaki.

Bob is the manager of Sharat Trust a non profit organisation currently working in the Tamaki area. Sharat’s goals are to see the area improved primarily through direct employment and fostering employment opportunities. The goal is to see 500 job placements in 5 years based out of the Glen Innes/ Panmure / Mt Wellington areas.