National Board

The Coastguard New Zealand Board governs the strategic direction of our national office. 


It is comprised of the following voluntary positions:

  • Four members elected by Coastguard units at our AGM.
  • Five members, appointed by four regional boards and Coastguard Boating Education board.
  • Up to four co-opted members.

Royal New Zealand Coastguard Inc Elected Officers

Mike Purchase (Coastguard Auckland)


Aaron Wallace



Members of the Royal New Zealand Coastguard Inc Board



Peter Kara (Coastguard Nelson)

Elected Board Member

Nigel Griffiths (Coastguard Waiuku)

Elected Board Member

Wally Hawken (Coastguard Raglan)

Northern Region Appointee

Richard Packham (Coastguard Rotorua Lakes)

Eastern Region Appointee

John Linn (South Taranaki)

Central Region Appointee

Jonathan Walmisley (Coastguard Wanaka)

Southern Region Appointee

Marilyn Brady (Coastguard Boating Education)

Ex-officio Member

Dean Lawrence (Coastguard Waiuku)

Co-opted Member

Ed Crook (Coastguard Auckland)

Co-opted Member



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