Support for applicants

 People you can contact to discuss your application, who will provide helpful advice.

Regional Advisors

To contact our team of Regional Advisors please email:

Senior Regional Officials (SROs)

SROs are the Provincial Growth Fund’s key points of contact in regions.

SROs are responsible for allocating appropriate government resources to support economic development goals of the regions. They play a key role in ensuring government agencies are coordinated in their regional economic development work. Collectively, SROs are part of a team taking a national view of the government’s regional economic investments.


RegionSRO and agencyEmailTelephone No.
NorthlandBen Dalton, Provincial Development Unit Ben.Dalton@mbie.govt.nz029 916 7828
WaikatoKathy Mansell, Land Information New 027 563 7254
Bay of PlentyKay Read, Ministry of Social DevelopmentKay.read008@msd.govt.nz029 200 6428
Hawke's BayCarl Crafar, Ministry of JusticeCarl.crafar@justice.govt.nz029 243 9398
Gisborne/TairāwhitiTe Rau Kupenga, Provincial Development UnitTeRau.Kupenga@mbie.govt.nz027 463 0900
Manawatū-WhanganuiDi Grennell, Te Puni Kōkirigrend@tpk.govt.nz027 589 6374
TaranakiAl Morrison, Provincial Development
WairarapaKaren Adair, Ministry for Primary Industries -021 409 993
Top of the South/Te Tau IhuTBC
CanterburyHelen Wyn, Department of Internal AffairsHelen.Wyn@dia.govt.nz021 679 655
West CoastAl Morrison, Provincial Development
Otago - SouthlandKarl Cummins, New Zealand Defence Force Karl.cummins@nzdf.govt.nz021 952 001