Jonathan Milne first represented the Auckland Regional Retailers Association (1985 and 1986) on the National Council and he was then elected onto the first Board of the new organisation, The New Zealand Retailers Association (NZRA).
He has served on this Board for the whole 25 years of our existence. Over this period his contribution has been vast. He served as President (1999/2001) , he was the Chairman of the company we set up to manage the major international conference we ran in 2003, he represented the interests of our members on the Board of the Retail ITO ( now the Retail Institute) for a number of years including a term as Chairman. He has always been one of the first to put his hand up when management have needed help and assistance from Board members. The level of commitment to the Association from Jonathan Milne has been absolutely enormous and for this the NZRA is really grateful. As a sign of that gratitude, the NZRA has elected Jonathan to a very select group of people who have been honoured with Life Membership of the Association.