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12 August 2019

This page has been created to outline the process to appoint director's to the Collett's Corner Ltd Board.



There can be up to five directors on the Collett's Corner Ltd board. Four of the five directors can be appointed by Founding Shareholders, and one director can be appointed by Investor Shareholders. 

The candidates for the Investor Shareholders to vote on are listed below. As well, the directors appointed by the Founding Shareholders are also listed below.

The public shareholder register can be viewed here. Make sure your fellow shareholders vote!



Voting is open here and closes September 9th at 5pm.

Only Shareholders can vote.

We need a majority of shareholders to vote for a preferred candidate to appoint a director to the board. To read the full list of shareholder rights please refer to the Collett's Corner Constitution here.

While each shareholder casts a single vote, their vote is weighted relative to the proportion of shares they hold.  



Questions and Answers

1How much time will Director's need to full-fill the position?
In the beginning we anticipate directors will need some time to get up to speed with the project, so more time will be needed in the initial 3-6 months. To start with, we estimate a monthly meeting of up to 2 hours with reports provided in advance that may take 1-2 hours to read prior to the meeting. After the director's are up to speed with the project, we anticipate quarterly meetings of maximum 2 hours each and reports provided in advance which may take up to 2 hours to read.
2Are directors remunerated?
We have budgeted a total of $15,000 to be shared among the directors per year. Directors will have the authority to distribute this among themselves as they choose.
3What is required of the directors?
This is a governance role only. The directors will appoint a project steward to oversee the day to day requirements of the project.

Investor Shareholder Director Candidates

We hosted a call out to seek candidates for the Collett's Corner board position and received the following interested candidates.

Voting closes September 9th at 5pm, please vote here.

Julie Villard

Director Candidate

Julie Villard is a French architect with 12 years of experience. She is a goal oriented person and not afraid of new challenges. Julie has a passion for architecture, technology and sustainability, building her skills and knowledge in France, Canada, Switzerland and for the past eight years, New Zealand.

She is the welcoming face of the Council’s Eco design advisor new service, where people can consult on a range of projects from new builds to home renovations. She provides free and independent advice for individuals, professionals and within the Council. She advocates for a better living by creating healthier buildings. Her main drive is to encourage to do better and to do it now.

Julie also ‘’walks the walk’’ - with her partner, they designed & built their home in Lyttelton, following the eco-friendly principles she provides during her free consultation. The couple was known in Lyttelton, as the ‘’bus people, with the spa’’ as they lived on site, in an 11m Bedford house-bus during the building process. Her 9-star home won a prestigious Architectural Award, the 2019 ADNZ Regional Winner in the category “residential compact new home”. Press Article here.

Julie provided 'the Hive' (the winning design for the Collett's Corner competition) advice for sustainable design through her role at the Council during the second stage of the design competition. Since then, she has had a desire to be more involved in Collett's Corner.

She believes in a society where we support each other. What Julie has to offer is her passion for building better buildings. She feels that the role as a director of Collett's Corner would be an opportunity to share her knowledge about how to create a sustainable design within a budget so that we get the best possible building for Lyttelton.

Tracy Journée

Director Candidate

Tracy Journée was born and raised in Christchurch. She returned home after an overseas adventure to settled in the unique Lyttelton Harbour and has now lived in Lyttelton for 25 years. Her partner Paul and her have a blended family of five and an extended family of many. Their children recently flew the nest but remain connected to Lyttelton through family and their love of the unique port town.

She has a great passion for wellbeing, for herself, her family, the community and the environment. She is a Mother as a first priority, and a compass to her family. Second she is a nurse and an Anaesthetic technician full time. She works at Forte Hospital, a private hospital in town that has won many awards for sustainability.

In addition to her day job and family life, Tracy spends time working as a nurse for the 'Stepping Stones Mental Health Trust' and sees first hand the need for positive outlooks and support that is necessary and fundamental for a communities ongoing physical and mental health and wellbeing looking into the future.

Prior to being a nurse, Tracy trained and then volunteered for "Life Line" a telephone help line in Canterbury.

As a director and caretaker of Collett's Corner, her focus would be on the community and investor concerns - investors in the wellbeing of Lyttelton and the environment.


Founding Shareholder Appointed Directors

Founding shareholders include Camia Young and Ohu Development.  

The two director's appointed to Collett's Corner board by the Founding Shareholders are Camia Young and Peter McMenamin.

Peter McMenamin


M.C.A, B.Com (Hon), B.A

Peter has a professional background in investment banking and corporate finance, with previous roles at Citigroup and PwC. Having spent significant time working in Latin America, Peter founded a digital construction consultancy firm, buildBIM in 2013 of which he is currently Managing Director. Peter is a Board Director of the Latin American New Zealand Business Council, the Art and Science for the Environment Trust as well as at OHU Development.

Peter is fluent in Spanish and holds a Master Degree in Economics from Victoria University of Wellington, as well as double Degrees in Commerce and Arts from the University of Canterbury.

Camia Young

Founding Director

Camia is passionate about building 21st Century cities. She believes that the future of cities will be defined by their ability to create places of connection and belonging. Since moving to Christchurch she has been involved in several community minded initiatives including Ohu (Office for Holistic Urbanism), Exchange Christchurch (XCHC), Te Pūtahi: Christchurch Centre for Architecture and City Making, the Gap Filler Pallet Pavilion, and Studio Christchurch.

Before moving to New Zealand, Camia practiced as an Architect in Europe with OMA in Holland and Herzog & de Meuron in Switzerland and worked on several large scale civic projects and urban master plans.

Today Camia serves as a Trustee on the Hillary Institute board, the Ohu Foundation board, and she is the Founding Partner of Ohu Development Ltd, Founding Director of Collett’s Corner Ltd and Founding Director XCHC Ltd.

16 August 2019


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