WBDA Board Members

WBDA Office
Ph 09 235 6231

2 Queen Street, Waiuku
Town Centre Manager
Email: waiukutownmanager@gmail.com


Waiuku Business & Development Association – The Board

Deborah Andrew

09 235 0880


“Achieving success in this industry is about delivering on realistic expectations.’

Deborah Andrew started her career as a real estate salesperson on 1998. Over the following 9 years as a salesperson, her high ethical standards and commitment to delivering outstanding customer service saw her achieve outstanding sales results.

Following her success, and with a wealth of knowledge about the property market and the local area, Deborah’s move into a management position was a natural progression. She now leads a team of 9 qualified salespeople and a rental department in the Waiuku branch, which covers the areas for West Franklin, Waiuku and the Awhitu Peninsula.

A family orientated person, Deborah is very proud of her two daughters and enjoys spending her free time with her husband Grant and their grandchildren. Grant’s hobby is motorbikes and Deborah is a willing passenger on a weekend run. They live on a ½ acre property in Waiuku which makes the most of the rural outlook.

Deborah belongs to The Franklin Business and Professional Women’s Club (as a member since the year 2000) and has attended 5 previous conferences as a delegate for this association. 2011 sees her take on the role of 1st Vice President of her local Club.

James Collie


027 274 5201

James was born and bred in Waiuku in 1959 & lived in what is now the Waiuku Museum (at that time it was the fire station with accommodation) till the age of 18 months, before moving to the family farm at Glenbrook, where another seven children were soon added to the family.

James spent time in the NZ Navy as a marine engineer and then worked for the Railways at Otahuhu which eventually led to getting a job at NZ Steel on their Rail Crew.  He moved on to Agricultural Contracting locally and then in the Rangitikei before moving back to the Waiuku district.

In 2016 James and wife Rose started their own bus company, JR Coachlines. The business grew very quickly from just two coaches to four, as well as a van and two cars for airport shuttles and other transfers.

James has an interest in the local community and this is why he joined the WB&DA  two years ago to help drive this community forward.

Sarah Lochead-MacMillan


Sarah Lochead-MacMillan is a business coach, mentor, speaker and trainer. She came to the shores of New Zealand in 2006 and moved to Waiuku 6 months later.

Since 2009 Sarah has developed a strong banking and mentoring advisory service, establishing the SLM Group to help businesses effectively deal with banks and achieve profitable growth.

Sarah wrote and published The Naked Networker http://www.sarahlocheadmacmillan.com/#%21resources/cfvg&gt
to help business people better understand networking in order to create sales and income through successful and sustainable face to face networking.

Julie Powell

09 235 9219

Julie has a background in nursing, floristry, house renovation and helped run a Painting & Decorating business for 16 years not forgetting 20 years experience in parenting.

Julie’s reason for joining the WBDA committee this year is to get more involved with towncentre planning and development and working alongside an already great team. She has had 10 years experience in owning and running a local retail clothing business.




Angela Wilson

09 235 9880

My husband Rod and I bought Cocky’s Corner Timber and Hardware 12 years ago and the business has gone from handwriting everything to going computerised over that time.

We love living in Waiuku and that was why I joined the WB&DA committee 11 years ago. I figured that if you move to a new town then you need to get involved. During the 11 years I’ve been involved with the Waiuku Christmas Parade, and arranging Mix and Mingles for our members throughout the year. If you are interested in hosting a Mix and Mingle, please get in touch. I love being involved and try to help out in any way that I can.

Sherilyn Fretton

027 569 2235

Sherilyn is an Authorised Financial Adviser and risk insurance specialist with over 30 years’ experience in financial services.

She started her career in Banking in 1984 and worked her way up into management roles before finding her true calling as a mortgage broker. She found her niche in the non-bank market, providing short term solutions and exit strategies to home owners in financial difficulty, as well as helping first home buyers and people looking for advice about refinancing. Sherilyn has built, bought and sold properties so has first-hand experience with investment and new build lending.

She lives locally and has recently opened a branch of Mike Pero Mortgages and Insurance in Waiuku. As a business owner and board member she is excited about being more involved in her local community.  As part of her commitment she is a major sponsor/supporter of Waiuku College and supports Womens Refuge and Children in Need.

As a parent she is passionate about safety for families and community development that creates a positive community spirit. Joining the WBDA was an opportunity to be more involved with this, as a member of a dedicated and experienced team.

Brendon Crompton



I believe that the Waiuku Subdivision needs a strong and vibrant voice that follows through on promises.

I’m married with three children and have spent 23 years serving the community in a variety of roles including a three year period as a Franklin District Councillor, where I chaired the Safer Community Council and set up the Youth Advisory Board, allowing young people to positively engage with the development of their community.

I am passionate about community development and safety and have worked as a Police Officer and a Youth Justice Manager. I am currently the CEO of a National Youth Development Charity that works in partnership with the Police.

As a member of Team Franklin I will be better placed to work collectively within the team environment to ensure effective and efficient use of your rates for the betterment of your community.



Sharlene Druyven

021 0827 5763

My name is Sharlene Druyven and I am the Town Manager for Waiuku.  My role is to support and advocate on behalf of Waiuku businesses.  This is achieved through working with council, advising on bylaw changes, submissions, providing networking opportunities and creating proactive ways to attract and sustain new businesses moving to the area.

As Waiuku is the tourist area of West Franklin, supporting tourism is essential.  We also create, help fund and run events that not only advertise Waiuku but support the town economically going forward.

Vanessa Newman

09 235 6231

I was born and bred in Waiuku, spent time overseas and in Auckland working in the hospitality and healthcare industries, telecommunications training roles and advertising sales before returning to work in Waiuku.

I am passionate about supporting the town manager and representing the Waiuku Business & Development Association in helping Waiuku grow and prosper through our services, community events, the Information Centre and by providing a central communication ‘hub’ between organisations.