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Directors & Staff

Wayne Morris - Chairperson

Wayne has had past involvement with many NZ National Sporting teams such as NZ Softball, NZ Rugby League, NZ Dragon Boating and the NZ Summer Olympic & Commonwealth games teams. In 1990 Wayne was awarded the NZ Commemoration Medal for Services to New Zealand Sport

Parker Joyce - Director

Parker has spent over forty years in the hospitality industry involving off & on premise liquor plus hotel businesses. Parker has over twenty years involvement in the gaming industry having directed & managed five small gaming trusts principally in the South Auckland area some of which formed the base of Four Winds Foundation Ltd. Parker has been involved with a number of clubs in an administrative capacity including rugby, athletics & swimming, all sports he retains an interest in. Parker is now semi- retired and enjoys fishing at his seaside residence on the Coromandel.

David Stones - Director

David’s extensive experience in hospitality includes 13 years with DB Breweries and as a Venue operator for over 22 years, a role which he and his wife (Sheryl) still have today. Also has worked in a large Gaming Society for 15 years in middle and senior management. As President of Taranaki Hospitality  NZ since 2002, still currently holding this role. David is a strong advocate for the industry. David is Married with 2 adult children . A real passion for the Hospitality Sector, he can be contacted on 0274512042.

Grant Cameron - Director

Grant has been a leading NZ lawyer for over 40 years with long experience in banking, credit recovery, complex litigation and class actions. Many of his court cases have established new law and commonly, have been of great public interest. Consequently, he has a wealth of experience in political lobbying, public relations, and media management and has appeared in hundreds of television and radio interviews. His successful track record underscores his passion for designing solutions that may avoid court action. He was the first independent Chairman of the Gaming Machine Trusts Association and in January 2022 he was named on the NZ Herald’s Power List.

Randal Godfrey - GM

Randal has successfully owned and operated businesses and forged a successful club management and club consultancy career before moving into managing gaming operations. His background includes lengthy roles in sales, marketing, management and telecommunications. Since joining in 2015, Four Winds has experienced revenue growth on average year on year of over 8%, well in excess of the industry average, with further strong growth forecast. Randal has also been instrumental in transitioning Four Winds into a gaming society that has a professional customer service and stakeholder focus while also offering management services to others within the industry.

Mark Pivac - Area Manager, Northland

Mark commenced operations in the gaming industry back in 1999 and brings with him a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise. Mark has been additionally actively involved in parallel industries to the hospitality sector since 1972 affording him a wide range of key hospitality skills. Mark joined Four Winds Foundation in Business Development and has been Area Manager, Auckland for the last 7 years. His customers implicitly utilise Mark’s knowledge on a daily basis to manage and oversee their gaming operations to the highest level.

Kylie Rowland - Finance Manager

Kylie has been involved in leading finance teams within the gaming industry since 2009 and has earned a well deserved reputation as highly competent in all areas of financial administration. Kylie is a key part of the Four Winds management team and ensures that the daily routines of Four Winds operations, finances, venues and key stakeholders are undertaken in a professional and confident manner. Kylie is central to ensuring the efficiencies of the Four Winds model are maintained at all times.

Tribute to Ari Hallenberg

It is with the deepest sadness that Four Winds had to recently announce the passing of our inspirational long serving Chairman Ari Hallenberg who passed away unexpectedly. Ari’s family, friends and colleagues were able to send off Ari with dignity in a fitting moving ceremony, many in attendance shared inspirational accounts of Ari’s amazing life and life achievements. Ari’s family and Four Winds are humbled by the numerous messages that have been received and would like to pass our appreciation to all those who passed on their condolences, it was truly appreciated during difficult times.

Ari served as Four Winds Chair since its formation in 2008 and left behind an incredible list of achievements that will be forever recognised by the gaming community, sporting community, charitable community, diplomatic community, business community and the community at large.

Now is the time to reflect on what an inspirational leader and person Ari was and the giant boots we look to fill in his absence. We know he was greatly respected, widely loved and we are blessed that he lived a rich full life with his family and friends and we can all find strength knowing he made such a positive difference for so many people and so many organisations.

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