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Ann Barbara Chapman MNZM, JP, SRN

176 Wearenga Road

Otaki, Kapiti Coast  

Ph: 06 364 6140    Mob: 0275 123 125

Career Profile

A well-respected, competent, and effective board member with established community connections and extensive experience in local government and health sectors. Owner of the Otaki Mail, a monthly newspaper.

Career Highlights

  • 9 years as deputy mayor of Kapiti Coast District Council.
  • 9 years as Deputy Chair of Mid-Central District Health Board.
  • Personal and Professional Strengths
  • Wide-ranging experience in the public, private, community and voluntary health sector.
  • Experience in all aspects of local government governance - from business and finance to community services, consents and planning.
  • Hard working, loyal and committed to social justice and skilled at achieving consensual solutions.
  • A clear understanding about the interface between governance and management.
  • An ability to connect with the community, exercise leadership and get things done.
  • Prepares well and contributes effectively and constructively to discussions.

‘Ann Chapman has made a very significant contribution to our Council over the past 18 years.  She was a loyal, hard-working and very supportive deputy to me in my first term as Mayor of Kapiti District.  I greatly valued her professionalism and her intelligent contribution to both strategy and debate.’
Jenny Rowan Mayor of Kapiti District
Governance Experience

Kapiti Coast District Council, 1993-2010


  • An elected member of Kapiti Coast District Council for 18 of the 21 years it has been in existence
  • Deputy Mayor for nine years – having served under four different Mayors - retired in 2010.
  • Served on all major committees of the Council as well as being Chair of the Community Services Committee
  • Played a strategic role in the development of the first Long Term Community Plan, the first District Plan.
  • A key player in the building of three new libraries in Kapiti including the award winning Paraparaumu Library.
  • An active participant in a range of sustainability programmes, which have resulted in Kapiti Coast District Council as being recognised as national leader in this field of local government

‘Ann has an impressive grasp of the principles, strategy and detail of all aspects of local government activities and operations.’
Mark Dacombe EC,
City of Canning WA, (former CE KCDC)

Otaki Community Board, 1993-2010


  • Board Chair – 1995-2001
  • During my time on the board we embarked on the ‘Greater Otaki Project’- a community planning process to develop Otaki as both the ‘green’ centre’ and the food basket of Kapiti


MidCentral District Health Board, 1999-current


  • Deputy Chair MidCentral DHB in 2001 for 9 years
  • Co-opted member of all MCHDHB standing committees
  • Member of the Central Alliance committee – a joint Whanganui DHB and MidCentral DHB committee
  • First Chair of the Community and Public Health Advisory Committee which developed the Primary Health Strategy
  • Chair Audit and Risk 2011 onwards

‘Ann is a person of integrity, she is honest and of extremely good character. She earned the highest respect from peers and related well to others she worked with on the Board. She was always appropriately loyal to the organisation and to those communities she represented, despite the difficulties often encountered.’
Ian Wilson former Chair of MCDHB

Te Wananga o Raukawa, 2001-2010


  • Nine years representing KCDC on this Board have given me knowledge of both Maori culture and the education sector.
  • They have also given me experience as a Finance and Audit Committee member.

‘Ann will be well remembered for her association with Te Wānanga o Raukawa through her participation on Te Mana Whakahaere. Her ability to approach all matters with an open mind, a resolve to find the best solution for all concerned, a willingness to listen and learn and then explore a range of ideas to reach solutions, an appreciation for cultural difference, a good sense of humour, strong people relationships and a big heart for Māori and the wider community are all hallmarks of her significant contribution to our Wānanga.’

Mereana Selby Tumuaki Te Wananga o Raukawa

Electra Trust, 2007 – present

The Electra Trust is a publicly elected trust for Electra – the electricity network company serving Kapiti and Horowhenua.

Community Involvement


  • Appointed Justice of the Peace in 1997
  • Appointed a Marriage Celebrant 1999
  • Sat as a JP at the Levin District Court since 1998.
  • President of Horowhenua JP’s Association -2006-2008




  • A former registered nurse with experience in the public, private and voluntary sectors – specialty theatre work
  • Was instrumental in establishing the Otaki PHO (OPHO)
  • The OPHO is an award winning PHO and regarded as one of the best examples in New Zealand of a small PHO
  • Member of Otaki Womens’ Health Group - advisor on policy and contractual matters and negotiator in two contracts with HFA
  • Founding Trustee of  Kapiti Community Health Trust, an amalgamation of three community health groups
  • Member Otaki Health Camp Local Advisory Committee - disbanded 2007
  • Member of Student Loans Working Party
  • Member of ProNurse Working Party (Department of Health )


Otaki Railway Station Trust

 Founding Trustee of Otaki Railway Station Community Trust. This iconic railway station, one of the best examples of a World War 11 Troop station, was in serious decline. The Trust was established to restore the historic station, which is now under the control of the local authority.

Resource Consent Commissioner

An experienced resource consents commissioner.  Over the past 18 years I have participated in many Annual Plan and District Plan Reviews and gained a Certificate in Resource Management in 2006.

Major Consents and Plan Changes include:

  • Plan Change 80 - Ngarara Village
  • Plan change 59-Subdivision & Development Principles and Requirements
  • Plan change 61-Fault traces
  • Plan change 64b and 64C-Misc provisions and legislative updates
  • Plan change 50 (a-F) -Flood
  • Plan change 32B-Heritage
  • Plan change 57 -Tourist Activity Precinct
  • Plan change 62 Medium Density Housing
  • Plan change 71 A& P Paekākāriki Town centre
  • Plan change 74- Raumati Town Centre
  • Objection to Solar Homes Application – Greenaway Rd Waikanae


Education & Training


  • Certificate of Judicial Studies - Open Polytechnic NZ - 1998
  • Risk Management- MCDHB – 2004 & 2008
  • Strategy Essentials’ Course – Institute of Directors - 2009
  • Conflicts of Interest Workshop – Buddle Findlay - 2008
  • Financial Management – CE, MCDHB - 2008
  • Making Good Decisions – Ministry for the Environment & Auckland University -2006 & 2007
  • Blue Skies Strategic Workshop – Cranleigh Merchant Bankers - 2009


Published Work

  • Women in My Rose Garden – to be published 2011/2012 in 4 languages and sold worldwide.
  • The Roses of Myths, Legends and Literature to be published in NZ in 2011
  • Missionaries, Wives and Roses 2012


Awarded - Member of New Zealand Order of Merit in 2008 for services to local government and the community

Jenny Rowan, QSM

Buisness Director, Fairway Resolutions


Mr Ian Wilson
Director and former Chair of MidCentral Health

Ms Mereana Selby
Te Wananga o Raukawa

Mr Mark Dacombe
CE Perth Council

Ms Liz Hird,