The Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce champions and supports local business – and provides a collective voice.

Our role is to advance our local economy by creating wealth and employment, connecting people and working together to solve local business issues.

We’re a non-profit, independent organisation, and are part of a nationwide network of 30 chambers.

Run by a volunteer board of local business owners, Kāpiti Chamber is one of the most active smaller chambers in the country.

With over 300 members, we represent all parts of the business community – from small sole traders to some of the district’s biggest employers.

We provide a credible voice and advocate for local businesses on key issues, to both local and central government. Recently these have included issues around Kāpiti’s airport, the district’s roading and rail infrastructure projects and more.

During the COVID-19 lockdown and through the changing alert levels, we have offered business advice and support to the community including free training webinars, to help keep businesses on their feet.

We work alongside local businesses, encouraging and supporting them to succeed.

Our Vision:

A growing Kāpiti which is creating wealth and employment.

Our Mission:

A strong collective voice for business in Kāpiti

Our Values:

Professional, Engaging, Local, Connected, Supportive

Our Objectives:

  1. Providing tools and resources to improve capability.
  2. Forming strategic partnerships for the benefit of business and the community.
  3. Strong advocacy on behalf of the business community .
  4. Building and maintaining a sustainable Chamber.

Meet the Kāpiti Coast Chamber Board

Chamber co-Chairs Jacinda Thorn and Monique Leith

Our active and hands-on board is made up of volunteer members with extensive commerce, government and industry experience. We are all dedicated to representing the Chamber through innovative projects, as well as improving business communication and connections with our members, other businesses, and stakeholders in the Kāpiti district and wider Wellington region.

The Board is co-chaired by Jacinda Thorn and Monique Leith.

You are encouraged to contact the Chamber at any time through a board member, the Chair ([email protected]) or the Secretary ([email protected].)

Elected Board Members

Chairs: Jacinda Thorn and Monique Leith

Deputy Chair: Sam Pritchard

Secretary: Heather Hutchings

Treasurer: Ian Fenwick