Ross Leslie Allen

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Ross Leslie Allen
1st Chairman of Taranaki Regional Council
In office
1989 – October 2001[1]
Succeeded by David Walter[2]
Personal details
Born (1928-11-04) 4 November 1928 (age 88) [3]
Dannevirke, Hawke's Bay

Ross Leslie Allen (born 4 November 1928) is a retired New Zealand politician who served as the first chairman of Taranaki Regional Council from 1989 to 2001.[4] He was involved in local government for 27 years, beginning in 1974 when he was elected as a member of Taranaki County Council. From 1983 to 2001, he was successively elected chairman of the county council, the North Taranaki District Council (formed in 1986), and Taranaki Regional Council (formed in 1989). In June 2001, after he retired, he was appointed as a Companion of the Queen's Service Order for public services.[5][6]

Ross Allen was involved in both rugby and cricket in the 1960s and 1970s, having served as president of the Taranaki Rugby Referees’ Association in 1969,[7] and as a cricket umpire in a number of first-class matches.[8]


  1. ^ "Review of 2001/2002 year" (PDF). Recount (40 ed.). Taranaki Regional Council. November 2002. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  2. ^ "New Chairman elected" (PDF). Recount (36 ed.). Taranaki Regional Council. November 2001. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  3. ^ "Ross Allen". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  4. ^ "Three chairs for our birthday" (PDF). Recount (73 ed.). Taranaki Regional Council. December 2009. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  5. ^ "The Queen's Birthday Honours 2001". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Government of New Zealand. 2010-06-04. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  6. ^ "Honour for TRC Chairman" (PDF). Recount (35 ed.). Taranaki Regional Council. July 2001. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  7. ^ "Honours board". Taranaki Rugby Referees’ Association. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  8. ^ "Ross Allen as Umpire in First-Class Matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-08-05.