Greg Fleming has 25 years’ experience in the charitable sector, as an executive, director and consultant. He currently serves on the board of several charitable organisations, including as chair of the Aspiring Leaders Forum.
“Maungakiekie is a fantastic place for families, but the reality is that under Labour, it’s getting harder for those families to get by. Labour is fueling inflation with $1 billion more in spending every week than in 2017. People in Maungakiekie are paying the price of Labour’s economic mismanagement with median rents up almost $5,000 a year, grocery prices rising the fastest in 33 years and mortgage repayments increasing by hundreds of dollars a week as interest rates are sent through the roof to try to put a lid on Labour’s runaway inflation.”
“I’ve spent my career delivering for people who’ve trusted me to do a job. I’ll be fighting hard to earn the opportunity to do the same for the people of Maungakiekie as part of the National team. It’s where my wife and I raised our five kids and it’s where I’ll be spending every day meeting as many people as I can in the run up to October 14.”
Greg was a founding chair and trustee of Te Whakaora Tangata, which is a Manurewa-based charitable trust focused on addressing intergenerational poverty. Since its establishment, the trust has helped transform the lives of over 1,600 families. Greg was also CEO and co-founder of the Maxim Institute and the Venn Foundation. From 2015 to 2020, he worked as CEO of The Parenting Place.
Born in Masterton, Greg completed his schooling at Wairarapa College before gaining a Bachelor of Commerce from Victoria University. He is a Chartered Accountant and has been studying te reo Māori for the past seven years.
Greg lives in Greenlane with his wife Kirstin and their five children. In his spare time, he enjoys running up Maungakiekie and picking up cricket, tennis, and golf balls after his kids.