Meet the Board:


At the AGM held on July 31st 2019, our new board was formed. It's a diverse group of individuals that offer a wide range of skills and business know how. Industries represented include manufacturing, commercial services, property, retail, health care, accommodation and hospitality. 

The TBA is fortunate to have retained the services of Heather Moore from Thames Centre Pharmacy, and Mary Thomson of Fairview Windows and Doors. This ensures the TBA Board has continuity. Our new members are:

  • Murray Bain of Coastal Bins, brings a practical understanding of business and a can do approach that will benefit the TBA.

  • Melissa Harris of Farmers Trading Company, a local with a desire to see Thames thrive in all areas.  

  • Linda Davidson of Kuranui Cottage, understands our visitor potential and will provide essential knowledge as the TBA develops strategies to promote Thames.

  • Geoff Graham of Bayleys Thames, has an in depth knowledge of property and would like to bring an "altogether better" philosophy to Thames.

  • Kishan Raikwar of Gastronomics is keen to be involved, he's positive about the role the TBA can contribute towards improving Thames for all.

 Manager and non voting member of the Board is  Rachael Cheeseman.

Since taking on the role as manager for the Thames Business Association Rachael has not stopped learning. Rachael loves this aspect of the role.

With a commercial background in hospitality, Rachael brings a diverse skill set to this role.  Having set up two successful businesses, Rachael understands how business operates, and has firsthand experience of the focus and energy required.

"My role in Thames is a dynamic one, looking for growth opportunities and supporting business to realise these benefits.