Tony Heyward
 
Tony is the Principle of TransitLounge Recruitment Ltd, a professional services recruitment company based in Wellington. His extensive client base extends across New Zealand and Australia. Tony commenced his recruitment career joining Morgan & Banks in 2001. Prior to entering the recruitment industry, Tony worked for Air New Zealand, his most recent position as Manager Central NZ based in Wellington.
 
Tony is married to Shona and they have two daughters Anna 23yrs and Alice 21yrs.  Shona has been involved within the District Youth Committee and was a recent inbound student mentor.  Anna recently completed RYLA, an experience she totally enjoyed.  Alice and Tony completed an 8 day Outward Bound course in 2011.  
 
Tony has a strong sales and marketing background, he strongly believes Rotary Clubs in New Zealand need to modernise to ensure they are delivering a relevant and sustainable Rotary experience for existing members, and that they are communicating the huge benefits available within Rotary to potential new Rotarians.
 
Tony joined the Tawa Club of Tawa in January 2000, he held many roles within the club before coming the President in 2010/11.  His club was awarded a Presidential Citation with Distinction acknowledging his successful year. In 2016 he was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow, followed soon after by a 1st Sapphire Pin Citation for his efforts in getting clubs to acknowledge and action strategic plans using the Rotary Visioning Programme.
 
Over the past few years Tony has been actively involved within D9940 Club Development and Membership team, this current Rotary year becoming Club Development and Membership Chair for District D9940. He is actively involved within the District Leadership Team.
 
Tony is passionate and totally committed to helping Rotary Clubs take the journey of change and to develop new ideas so that Rotary becomes top of mind as a service organisation that  gets things done. He firmly believes we have the experience and vast commercial knowledge sitting within Rotary Clubs that we need to share within our communities, which in turn will assist the growth of Rotary in New Zealand.