Candidate Profile, Tauranga City Council For Mayor and Councillor at Large

Thank you for the privilege of being your Deputy Mayor for six years. This has prepared me to now step up and lead this beautiful city of Tauranga, where Kathryn and I have been raising our family for thirty years.

  • Together we can make Tauranga Moana the envy of Aotearoa, for family, career, business, learning and lifestyle.
  • I have heard your voice and will lead with greater transparency, and accountability for councillors and staff.
  • I will advocate strongly for our future success.
  • My three core priorities are empowering communities, increasing supply and affordability of housing, and freeing up traffic.
  • You will have a Mayor who is financially astute and a careful spender, but with such a love for community and helping you reach your goals.
  • For the love of Tauranga, cast a positive vote for family and future. Vote Kelvin Clout for Mayor.

Employment / Business history

  • Current Deputy Mayor, Tauranga City Council (6 years)
  • Joint director of my wife Kathryn’s business, The Treehouse Private Kindergarten (15 years)
  • Managing Director of Fleur Foods, frozen foods manufacturer (13 years)
  • General Manager, Pinto Fruit Juice Company, Tauranga (6 years)
  • Sales and Marketing Manager, Intermilk, Tauranga (7 years)
  • Sales and Product Manager, Pacific Dairy Products, Auckland (4 years)

Positions held

  • Co-chair, The People’s Project Tauranga, a housing first initiative for the chronically homeless
  • Chairman, Food Bay of Plenty industry cluster
  • President, NZ Juice and Beverage Association
  • Elder and Treasurer, Elim Christian Centre, Tauranga

Academic record

  • Bachelor of Management Studies (Honours), double major in Marketing and Accounting, University of Waikato
  • Head Boy and Dux at Tauponui-a-tia College, Taupo