Protecting the Legacy

Doing right by our community

SWIFT was established in 2014 to independently manage funds generated from the sale of PowerCo shares, that were initially advanced to the South Waikato Council.

With decades of business expertise across a range of industries, every SWIFT trustee and management brings invaluable knowledge to decisions that will help create jobs and build stronger communities across the South Waikato.

Who we are

SWIFT is a community-owned economic development fund dedicated to making South Waikato thrive.

Our Purpose

To be a development catalyst for South
Waikato, supporting a resilient economy and
enhancing community wellbeing by:

  • Growing our businesses

  • Growing our people and our workforce

  • Growing our competitive and productive industries

In fulfilling our purpose, we will:

Focus on enabling transformational change for South Waikato.

Be evidence led and informed in our decision making.

Be bold and intentional in our investments.

Proactively partner with others to achieve collective impacts.

Protect the legacy of our investments and protect our funds.

SWIFT Annual Reports