Terry was elected as Trustee to the Board in October 2008 and served in that capacity until his election to the Far North District Council – Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Community Board in October, 2010.
Terry retired from the Royal New Zealand Air Force in May 2007 after a career spanning almost 44 years. During that time he accrued a lot of experience in aircraft engineering and management of personnel while living in various locations around New Zealand and the world. In 1999 he and Liz purchased a property in
Te Wahapu to retire to and started building on it in 2002. In January 2005 they moved into the house although Terry continued to commute weekly to Auckland until April 2007.
In May 2007 Terry was elected Chairperson of the Okiato, Te Wahapu and District Ratepayers and Residents Association. In his spare time he likes to ‘muck around in boats’ and play golf.