May 21, 2020 4:30 PM
Simon Watts and Jake Bezzant
Meet the national party candidates for North Shore and Upper Harbour electorates in the up-coming NZ
Join us on Thursday May 21 st at 4.30 for 4.45pm via Zoom. 
Email President Garry LeVerne for an invitation or use the CONTACT US page.
Simon Watts standing for North Shore and Jake Bezzant is standing in the Upper Harbour Electorate.
Simon was most recently the Deputy Chief Financial Officer at Waitemata District Health Board.
He has a Bachelor of Management Studies, Accounting and Finance from the University of Waikato and a Bachelor of Health Science, Paramedicine from Auckland University of Technology. He is also a Chartered Accountant.
Simon joined the Royal Bank of Scotland in London in 2005. Through various management roles he helped the bank navigate its response to the Global Financial Crisis, including a period as Chief of Staff to the global investment bank CFO.
In 2013, Simon and his family returned to New Zealand where he took up a role at Counties Manukau DHB. In 2016, he moved to Waitemata DHB, and was ultimately promoted to Deputy Chief Financial Officer. Through this role he was responsible for supply chain, procurement, costing analytics.
Jake Bezzant is the National Party Candidate for Upper Harbour in the 2020 election.
Jake, 31, has a degree in Law and Politics/International Relations. Following his graduation, he worked for Smart Parking Limited as a Commercial Manager and Legal Officer.
Jake was formally the Chief Executive Officer of Parking Sense, a New Zealand high-tech company that offers a suite of intelligent parking solutions for industries like healthcare, smart cities and airports.
He has helped to grow the company from five staff to the world’s largest transport parking technology company.