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About Us

Business Manukau, formerly known as Manukau Business Association Inc, is a Business Improvement District (BID) which was established in 2007 to service the needs of business and property owners in Manukau.


Executive Committee

Stephen Grey - Chair


Chester Grey Accountants

Stephen Grey is a Director of Chester Grey Chartered Accountants Ltd, having joined Alan Chester in 1976.  He has wide industry experience, and has been advising a large number of successful businesses for over 40 years.  He is a director of many businesses from a range of different industries, including Media Design, Financial Services, Engineering, Broadcasting and Education.  Through his family Trust he co-manages a productive 2200 acre Sheep and Beef farm in the Waikato which was established by his Grandfather 115 years ago.  Stephen has served the community over many years including 24 years as a Local Government Politician in Manukau.

Belinda Sutton - Treasurer


Van Den Brink Group


Belinda is the Property Manager for the Van Den Brink Group and takes an active part in the Manukau Business District through her management of Southpoint on the corner of Cavendish Drive and Great South Road. The Southpoint complex includes the anchor tenant Countdown, Westpac, Urban Soul and a variety of other food and commercial business establishments. Belinda’s background was in the apparel industry. She has been in the property sector for 10 years. In her spare time Belinda spends time with her family and enjoys boating, fishing and skiing.

Aaron Jones


Bank of New Zealand

Aaron is a long-serving member of the Committee.  He has gone full circle, starting off as a committee member, before taking on Treasurer, and then Chair for 6 years.  Aaron stepped down from Chair in 2021 and we are very lucky to keep his experience and expertise as a Committee Member. 


Aaron was previously the Manager of the BNZ’s Manukau retail branch, but has now moved back to his first love, commercial lending.  Aaron is a Senior Commercial Partner based at Highbrook, covering the Manukau area.  He has over 30 years of experience within the banking industry, and greatly enjoys interacting with a wide range of business owners. 


 

Rachel Darlington


Business Like Accountants

Rachel is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She also holds a current certificate of public practice.  Rachel completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Auckland University and post graduate diploma in Professional Accounting at Manukau Institute of Technology. 


She began her accounting career in the corporate arena and worked for a merchant banking firm for ten years. She joined a CA accounting firm in 1999 and became practice manager. Rachel came to work for chartered accountancy firm ‘Business Like’ in February 2008, and has been helping local Manukau businesses ever since.


Rachel held the position of Treasurer for a number of years and we are lucky enough to keep her on the Committee.

Emily May


Jaedon Enterprises

Emily May is the Managing Director at Jaedon Enterprises Ltd, a New Zealand based clothing manufacturer, specializing in technical garments, servicing the needs of high-risk industries and emergency response teams. Jaedon is a family owned business that was established 20 years ago by Emily’s father.

Jaedon has an established local and international client base and dominates the market for high-specification industrial apparel, providing innovative design solutions, customer service, and an understanding of local and international compliance requirements. Emily champions New Zealand-made, and local innovation. She is interested in engaging younger generations in manufacturing within NZ, particularly in the apparel sector.

Ilango Krishnamoorthy


Mercury Printz / Iris Signs Ltd


Ilango is the Director of Mercury Printz and Iris Signs. Whilst Mercury Printz focuses on offset and digital printing, Iris Signs offers signage solutions to its clients. Ilango is a Qualified Automobile Engineer from India. He has an MBA Qualification from Waikato University, is very active in the Indian Community, and is one of the founding members of NZ Hindu Temple Society Inc. He is also a trustee for “South Asian Trust Inc.” which provides counselling services to the community through its service arm “Sahaayta Auckland”. He is a keen business man and an active member of voluntary societies, and community and political organisations. Ilango is married to Sakthi, a lawyer at Avondale Law and between them they have three children

Debra Law


Law & Associates


Debra’s first law job was for a sole practitioner. She then spent a number of years working for a large Auckland city firm practising in the areas of civil litigation and employment before joining Wood Ruck in 1998. She was a partner of Wood Ruck Manukau for a number of years. Since 1 October 2010 Debra has been in practice at Law & Associates, a general legal practice with an emphasis on property, commercial, trusts, family, estates and dispute resolution. Debra is results driven and enjoys working alongside clients to achieve sound commercial outcomes. In her spare time Debra helps wrangle alpacas on her lifestyle property.

Sohail Chaudhry


The Computer Warehouse


Sohail has owned The Computer Warehouse for 16 years.  He also owns another business in Manukau and two commercial properties.  He has good connections with local businesses and has been involved in a number of other Associations, namely the South Asian Advisory Board for Counties Manukau Police for the last 6 years; the South Auckland Muslim Association; the Executive Board of Pakistan Association (Community Trust) of New Zealand.  Sohail is a keen outdoor enthusiast and hiker who has walked some of the NZ Great Walks. 

Susan Mudie


Rainbow's End


Susan joined Rainbow’s End as Business Development and Marketing Manager in 2018. She started her career in targeted marketing analytics and project management in the mid 90’s for PMP distribution (formerly CD Marketing), before joining Lion NZ. Fourteen years at Lion saw progression in Sales, Marketing, Product Development and Innovation. In March 2014 Susan was invited to lecture on product management for the Marketing Association professional education programme.  Susan’s passion is discovering the why behind the ‘what’ to develop insight led product development and marketing plans. 

Management Team

Kerry Burridge - General Manager

Mobile: 027 487 9643; Email: manager@businessmanukau.co.nz

Kerry was delighted to be appointed to this role in 2014, as it took her back to her roots in Manukau. Kerry is an experienced business owner, professional director, and property investor who greatly enjoys working with other Manukau business and property owners on a daily basis.  

As an economic development specialist who has worked extensively throughout the Pacific, she has particularly strong ties with the nations of Samoa, Tonga, Niue, the Cook Islands and Fiji. Kerry is also the external banking-specialist director for the Bank of the Cook Islands (BCI). When not at work, Kerry is kept equally busy by three teenage children and a demented dog.

Teresa Maunsell - Crime Prevention Manager

Phone: 09 263-9537; Email: tess@businessmanukau.co.nz

Tess has over 12 years experience in the NZ Police – retiring as a Police Sergeant in Otahuhu.  She has also worked as a Fraud Investigator for Housing New Zealand.  A move to Australia led Tess to the Security sector where she was Concierge / Security for an apartment building for “formerly homeless and low income people” – Common Ground, South Brisbane.  


Tess enjoys working with the community, and since starting with Business Manukau she has had a positive effect on crime and anti-social behaviour in our area.

Janene Pryce - Office Manager

Phone: 09 263-7959; Email: info@businessmanukau.co.nz


Janene is our administration 'superstar'.  She brings a wealth of experience working for large corporates through to small membership-based organisations in both NZ and London.

When she isn't working Janene keeps busy looking after her family, which includes her two children, naughty dog, two cats, four sheep and five chickens.