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Pitt, Shane

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Shane Pitt

Shane was first elected as a Councillor in 2009 and says he is "very passionate about the West Coast having lived here my entire life, I see the value of what we can offer the rest of the world."

Shane is a born and bred West Coaster, residing in Queenstown, he attended St Joseph’s Catholic School, Murray High School and did Trade Training at West Coast Community College. Shane has worked on the West Coast for 37 Years, predominantly in the mining industry, he was partner in an Electrical Contracting Business for 25 years and more recently is employed at Bluestone Tin Mine as an Electrical Specialist.

Shane is Council's Deputy Mayor and Chair of Council's Education and Training Advisory Committee. He also sit on Council's Audit Panel Committee and is Council's Representative to the Cradle Coast Authority.

Shane is active in the community and is Scout Leader Queenstown and has been part of the Scout Group for 32 years. Addtionally, he is President of The Queenstown Club, President of Mountain Heights School Association, Past President and now Public Officer  for Queenstown Anglers Club, Past President and now Public Officer of Queenstown Lions Club, Previous Chair and now Deputy Chair for the Unconformity Board.