Director Dave Mullooly is a fourth generation Gisbornite who has lived, worked, played and contributed to the district all his life. He brings to the board 30-plus years of business experience, predominantly in the automotive and convenience industry. He has owned the Kaiti Service Station – now BP Kaiti, BP Ormond Road, Foster & Tyler Workshop, BP Opotiki, two mechanical workshops and Gas ‘n’ Gear. His three local companies had a multi-million dollar annual revenue, employing more than 30 staff and annually contributing $1.4m in salaries and wages to the local economy. For six years he was on the board of the BP2Go Co-operative Company as a director, and chair for the past two. The board has 105 BP branded operations across the country, controlling revenue of many millions of dollars annually, not including fuel sales. He currently has a compliance project role with members of the New Zealand Agricultural Aviation Association, liaising with WorkSafe New Zealand. He is deeply passionate about the region, and looks forward to continuing to create a positive, prosperous and attractive district where people and business can thrive.