Keith grew up in Gisborne, and has lived in Wairoa and Wellington, however, Napier is where he has spent much of his life. As a fifth Term Napier City Councillor, he can confidently say that the prosperity of this community has been a priority for him. Many people in the community know him through his 28 year career as a Detective Sergeant in the NZ police, his years of commitment to sport through both rugby and basketball, as well as his operation of a successful Ahuriri hospitality business. During his time with Council, and as the Chair of Council’s Infrastructure and Strategy Committee, he has championed significant projects for the community with a focus on revitalising Napier city. He led the Marine Parade design and development, pathway extensions, city vision and moving of the weigh bridge. He has also worked hard to advocate for residents on issues like freedom camping, water improvements and the reinstatement of the War Memorial.