The Executives

Calvin White – President
Otago Region

Employed by Dunedin City Council as a Water Meter Technician.
Calvin has been employed by the DCC for the past 18 years in various posiions within the Water Department.  Calvin joined the Union in 1985, within 6 months he was made workplace Delegate.  Calvin acted as Delegate for 6-7 years; and was elected onto the Executive of AWUNZ in 1990.  In Calvins capacity as an Executive member he has been involved in negotiations and has been responsible for administration and financial decisions, promoting Union membership and benefits and ensuring workers get any appropriate entitlement.

Nick Knight
Southland Region

Employed by Invercargill City Council as a Water Treatment Plant Operator.  Nick joined the Labourers Union in 1975.  In the early 1980’s Nick was voted onto the South Island Branch Committee.  He has been a member of the Executive since January 1991.  He was the President of AWUNZ Southern 1993 – 2012.

Evelyn Sooalo
Southland Region

Evelyn became a Union Delegate whilst employed by Lane Thompson in Invercargill – 6 years.  In 1985 Evelyn gained a position at Works Civil Constructio (Works Infrastructure) where her rold as Delegate has continue.  Initially Evelyn was employed as a Driver Operator and Charge Hand.  Evely then progressed to Foreperson and is currently employed as a Contract Supervisor, where she supervises and co-ordinates a workforce of 15 to 20 people involving roading maintenance and construction; situated in Invercargill, Lumsden, Winton and Riverton Depots.  Evelyn has been on th Southern Brance Executive for 5 years.

John Sneesby
Canterbury Region

Employed by St John Ambulance Northern Region South Island in the Control Room as an Ambulance Officers/Communications.
John became a member of the Transport and General Workers Union in 1978 and participated in award negotiations. In 1997 John became a member of AWUNZ and became the Regional Delegate for St John Ambulance Northern Region South Island, which John continues to hold. John was elected to the Executive of AWUNZ Southern in 2000. Inaugural Executive member of the Federation of Ambulance Officers Unions New Zealand (F.A.O.U.N.Z) 2001 until current.