Colin Blair has been announced as a Life Member of the Oriental Bay Residents' Association. He is OBRA's sixth Life Member after Jack Ilott, Charles Heyward, David Rendel, Roger Newport and Jane Aim. Like Roger he has spent a considerable time as president and like all of the above he has a great sense of community.
Colin and his wife Judy have lived in Oriental Bay since 1994. Colin joined the committee as vice-president in 1993 and has been president since 2006. From 1995 to 2001, he was the first Commissioner heading the Financial Literacy and Retirement Income Commission and for several years in this period was on the Boards of the National Provident Fund and the Government Superannuation Scheme. Prior to this he had both a distinguished business and sporting career. Colin was a partner at Clarke Menzies, which later became Deloitte's, from 1962 until 1994 and was awarded an OBE for services to the Accounting Profession. In the 1990's he was on the Council of Victoria University and also served as a member of the Victoria University Foundation. In the sporting field, he played senior rugby for 10 years for the Onslow Club and was in the Jubilee Cup winning teams in 1955 and 1962. — he played with real flair on the wing. He is a keen golfer and a member of Royal Wellington where he plays regularly.