Anne Pankhurst

Anne has been an aficionado in the hospitality trade since moving to Tauranga; from owning to partnership in the Mediterraneo Café, a founder, owner and manager of the Astrolabe and Forrest Café on the Strand.  Anne currently organises events for the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce including the Westpac Tauranga Business Awards. 

Anne loves working with businesses to realise their potential and mentors a number of businesses.  Anne has a strong interest in economic development for the region, and is a member of SmartGrowth Strategic Partners, Population Aging Technical Advisory Group and City Centre Action Group. Anne sits on several other boards including Tarnished Frocks and Divas.    

She has had previous governance experience as Vice President of the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce, the Enterprise New Zealand Trust Supporters Council, a Tauranga City Councillor, Vice Chair of Tauranga Mainstreet and was Chair of Live For More.  Anne has a very strong focus on arts and culture, social community outcomes in the city.