Christine Rankin joins the Conservative Party as Chief Executive after an exciting career as a business consultant, an Auckland Regional counsellor, a Families Commissioner,
a motivational speaker, and the CEO of 'For the Sake of Our Children', a charitable trust aiming to combat New Zealand’s high rate of child abuse and neglect.
Christine currently runs her own company called The Transformational Leadership Company (previously the Rankin Group), and is an elected member of the Upper Harbour local board,
and the Waitemata District Health Board.
Perhaps best known as the former CEO of the Department of Work and Income, Christine is a self-starter who rose to this high profile position from the other side of the counter,
as a DPB recipient.
Christine has been a columnist for the NZ Herald, a radio commentator, and a keynote speaker at many national conferences, as well as consulting internationally on management
Christine's passion for NZ hasn't stopped with her already large number of charitable and leadership roles. In 2012 she stood and was elected to the Conservative Party Board; in
May 2013 she took up the role of interim CEO.
Christine says "steering what is currently New Zealand's fastest growing political party, now with thousands of members and supporters is very exciting. We have a unique
opportunity to make lasting positive change."
Colin Craig is a respected businessman who has founded and run five successful businesses.
The largest of these is Centurion Management Services, which has grown from being a "one man band" to a large employer.
With a strong sense of justice, and a desire to see his country succeed, it was no surprise that Colin became involved in Politics;
firstly with local business issues, then with Leaky Homes.
In 2009, shocked at the Government"s refusal to be directed by the Citizens
Initiated Referenda supported by over 87% of voters, Colin organised and funded the March for Democracy, seeking to require that our
democratically elected Government act democratically. In 2010, Colin became involved with looking into the proposed Auckland Super City merger:
running polls, making public comment, and subsequently running for Mayor and achieving third place in the election.
At the end of last year Colin
launched The Conservative Party of New Zealand. Never being one to wait for someone else to do something worth doing, Colin subscribes to the
philosophy that leadership is action, not position. "If someone is a leader, they are out there serving other people" he says. According to Colin,
true leaders are not the people sitting around talking about it, or the people waving around a badge: "Leaders are the people doing the hard yards,
putting other people"s needs above their own."
Angela Storr is currently working at Conservative Party HQ in Auckland as the Membership Manager and PA to the Party Leader. Angela has also worked as a Body Corporate Manager for 6 years, giving her extensive experience in property management and working closely with clients throughout the repair and court processes surrounding the ‘Leaky homes’ debacle. As PA to the Principal of a decile 4 Primary School for 13 years, Angela also has many years of experience within the education system and has a passion for parental choice, believing that funding should follow the child, less Ministry bureaucracy and re-directing money to the coal-face in classrooms. Angela has been married to Andrew for 28 years, and they have two adult children (27 and 25). Angela and Andrew live on a lifestyle block which they share with over 30 chickens, 3 Steers, 2 Kune Kunes, Buddy the Parrot, and a Dogue de Bordeaux named Diesel.