Marshall in 2007
|Last Mayor of Richmond|
|Preceded by||Rob Maling|
|1st Mayor of Tasman|
|Succeeded by||John Hurley|
|27th Mayor of Nelson|
|Preceded by||Paul Matheson|
|Succeeded by||Aldo Miccio|
Kerry Leigh Francis Marshall
Colleen Watson (m. 1964)
|Relations||Russell Marshall (brother)|
Both Marshall and his wife were teachers by profession. He worked in Canada, Scotland and Banks Peninsula for some time before returning to Nelson in 1980. He became a Richmond borough councillor in 1982 and was elected mayor of Richmond in 1986. Following the 1989 local government reforms, he became the first mayor of the Tasman District (serving for 9 years). He served as president of Local Government New Zealand, and was a local government commissioner from 2001 to 2005. In 2007, Marshall was elected mayor of Nelson, defeating eight other candidates including Gary Watson of Mainland Television.
Marshall served as chair of the New Zealand Visitor Information Network, a member of the New Zealand Geographic Board, chair of the Greyhound As Pets Trust, a trustee of the Cawthron Institute of Science and Technology, chair of the New Zealand World of Wearable Art Development Trust, and chair of the Tasman Environmental Trust.
Marshall was the owner of the Kerry Marshall Company, undertaking consultancy in leadership, management, facilitation, administration, communication and public relations.
Marshall died on 4 March 2020.
Honours and awardsEdit
In the 1989 Queen's Birthday Honours, Marshall was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to local government. He was awarded the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal in 1990, the Sir Jack Newman Award to Nelson's Outstanding Citizen of the Year awarded by the Rotary Club of Nelson in 1999, and the United States Information Service Study Award to the United States, also in 1999.
Marshall was the brother of New Zealand politician Russell Marshall. The Marshall brothers married the Nelson sisters Colleen and Barbara Watson. Colleen Marshall, the wife of Kerry Marshall, was head of music at Nelson College for Girls until her retirement. She was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the arts in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kerry Marshall.|
- "New wind in his sails". Nelson Mail. Nelson. 20 October 2007. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
- Nelson College Old Boys' Register, 1856–2006, 6th edition
- Jeremy Cook 25 February 2004, Terminal Velocity June 2010 (25 February 2004). "The Kerry Marshall Company". Kerrymarshall.com. Archived from the original on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
- Bohny, Skara (5 March 2020). "Former Nelson and Tasman Mayor Kerry Marshall has died". Nelson Mail. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
- "No. 51774". The London Gazette (3rd supplement). 17 June 1989. p. 32.
- Taylor, Alister; Coddington, Deborah (1994). Honoured by the Queen – New Zealand. Auckland: New Zealand Who's Who Aotearoa. p. 243. ISBN 0-908578-34-2.
- "Management". Adam Chamber Music Festival. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
- "Queen's Birthday honours list 2014". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
| Mayor of Nelson
|New office|| Mayor of Tasman District