Alastair Calder

Alastair Calder


Alastair is the current chair of Hospice Waikato and has been a trustee since 2008. He has had a long involvement in the community including as the inaugural chairman of Hamilton Waikato Tourism, Chair of University of Waikato Foundation and director of Waikato Regional Airport.

He is best known for his long involvement with the travel and tourism industry co-founding well known Hamilton based Calder & Lawson Travel before selling to House of Travel. He also established Calder & Lawson Tours and in conjunction with wife Judy also founded niche inbound tour Agri Travel International bringing international visitors to New Zealand. He is involved with several other businesses as an advisor or director and is a chartered member of the Institute of Directors.

Born and educated in the Waikato he is a passionate supporter of the region although travels regularly and is an avid tramper and recreational cyclist.