Colin is born and raised in the Far North and has recently retired from his full time role as volunteer support officer for the New Zealand Fire Service, after more than 47 years of service.
He is currently in his fourth term as an elected member of the Northland DHB representing 'rural/urban' communities and serves on the DiSAC Committee.
Colin has also been a councillor for the Far North District Council since 2007. During this time he has held several portfolios including being a member of the Community Development & Service and the Audit and Finance Committees. Colin is also the chairperson of the Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group and is a board member of the Northern Rural Fire Authority.
A people's person Colin's focus is on the safety and well being of our people.