UFBA Board of Directors
The current UFBA Board of Directors is serving for the December 2011 to November 2012 term.
Rick Braddock was introduced as the Association’s new appointed Director at the Annual Conference in Taranaki, and subsequently elected as Chairman. He is well-qualified to lead the UFBA Board, with extensive experience in Chairman and Director positions in local government, private enterprise and the agricultural industry. He currently serves as Chairman of Motutapu Farm Limited, the Carbon Farming Trust, Ngati Whare Holdings Limited; Deputy Chairman of Appliance Connexion Limited and the Motutapu Restoration Trust, and Director of Ngai Tahu Property Limited.
Ric has been on the Board since 2007, the first appointed member after major changes to the UFBA’s constitution. He presently chairs the Board’s Remuneration and Governance Committee. Ric is Deputy Chief Fire Officer of Auckland’s Volunteer Fire Police Unit with 29 years’ service and he’s a long-time member on the executive of the Auckland District Fire Brigades’ Sub-Association. In 2006 he was made a member of the NZ Order of Merit for services to broadcasting (reflecting his 40 years, plus, in radio and television) and to the community (for fire service and Justice of the Peace duties).
Currently the Chief Fire Officer of the Rolleston Volunteer Fire Brigade, Nigel was elected to the Board in November 2010. Prior to that, he served on the executives of both the Mid Canterbury Fire Brigades Sub Association and the Canterbury Provincial Fire Brigades Association. Over the years, Nigel has also been heavily involved with organising and participating in UFBA Challenges.
Glenn was elected to the UFBA Board at the 2011 Conference in Invercargill. He has been a volunteer firefighter for over 30 years and Chief Fire Officer of Te Puke Volunteer Fire Brigade for over five years. He currently works as Managing Director of a retail franchise company which he and his wife established over 10 years ago. He is a Member of both the New Zealand Institute of Management and the Institute of Directors.
Alan is the newest addition to the UFBA Board, elected at the 2012 Conference in Taranaki. A Volunteer Firefighter for 27 Years, Alan currently holds the rank of Chief Fire Officer and previously served for 11 years as the Brigade Treasurer. He has served as a Parent Representative on the Darfield Primary School Board of Trustees for the past 12 years, the last six as Chairman of the Board. Alan previously served as an executive member of the Canterbury Provincial Fire Brigades’ Association and was President for the 2010/2011 term.