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A pharmacist by profession, Warren has owned and operated a pharmacy in Massey and now Life Pharmacy NorthWest, for over 53 years. Warren has been involved in several roles of Local Government for the past 40 years. He has been an elected member of WDHB for 18 years since DHBs were established in 2001. He is also vice president of Waitakere Licensing Trust, and past president of the New Zealand Licensing Trust Association. Warren is currently Chairman of The Trust Community Foundation. He was awarded a Queens Service Medal (QSM) in 2004 for public service and service to the community.
Lives in Tapanui, West Otago. Employment experience in Hospitality Industry and Human Resource Management. Secretary of West Otago RSA Club (32 years) and West Otago Returned and Services Association (24 years). Board member Mataura Licensing Trust since 2007 and current President since 2010. Past President New Zealand Licensing Trust association. Justice of the Peace/Marriage and Funeral Celebrant.
Dunedin based for over 40 years, Gary originally trained as a teacher before entering a successfully corporate career in HR and general management in the retail menswear, transport and emergency care sectors. He has had prior involvement as a Trustee of the Otago Peninsula Trust and as a Director of Taieri Gorge Railway and is currently completing over 20 years with The Otago Foundation Trust Board and its subsidiaries. A member of Dunedin South Rotary for over 30 years and a Past District Governor of RI District 9980, Gary has a strong community focus and understands the challenges that face groups seeking funding from their local community resources.
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