Alan Skipwith
Tūhourangi Ngāti Wahiao

Member Profile


Alan was elected to the TPT Board in June 2013. Educated at Whakarewarewa Primary School, Rotorua Intermediate and Rotorua Boys High, Alan’s first job was an accounts clerk with the Internal Affairs, before joining Fletchers in Ngongotaha. He studied extramurally in accounting and management, before taking on his first senior accounting role for Fletcher’s Native Logging and Sawmilling Division.

After 19 years with Fletchers, Alan joined Benchmark Building Supplies in management roles in Rotorua, Sydney and Tauranga.

In 1997, he was appointed Area Manager based in Auckland. Bunnings bought the business in 2000 and Alan became National Operations Manager responsible for all stores in New Zealand. Alan is currently NZ Manager for DIY Resolutions NZ Ltd., and is excited by the challenge of performing his management roles.