Rex Smith

Albert-Eden Local Board Member

I’ve lived next to Cornwall Park for 35 years and love the Albert-Eden community.

I have 30+ years of commercial and governance experience as Deputy Commissioner of Crown Lands Auckland; Regional Representative of the QEII National Trust, and Company Directorship; 12 years as Chair of Auckland Cricket; and 9 years as a Trustee of Eden Park. I am a Member of the NZ Order of Merit.

Locally, I’ve served 30+ years on the Cornwall Cricket Club Board. I know first-hand how Council decisions can impact grassroots communities.

We need a ‘can-do’ pragmatic Local Board to feel safe in our homes and parks; provide parking solutions for businesses and families; and protect special character housing areas.

I’m a strong leader; strategic thinker; and have proven skills in negotiation; problem-solving; critical analysis; stakeholder engagement and team building.