Trustees

5 Quick Facts About Our Board of Trustees

  1. The Board is the governing body of the BayTrust and currently has 12 members. They are appointed by the Minister of Finance for four-year terms.
  2. The Board has among its members a balanced representation from throughout the Bay of Plenty and community, investment, legal and financial expertise to enable the Trust to apply broad-based skills and wisdom to it’s governance standards.
  3. The Board is responsible for the policy direction of the BayTrust. This includes strategic planning, budgets and Investments, Grants and other Policies. It delegates the day-to-day management of the Trust to the Chief Executive.
  4. The Board operates under a Charter which includes a Code of Conduct in which all Trustees commit to acting ethically and professionally and to avoid conflicts of interest with respect to their fiduciary responsibilities.
  5. The Board has four standing committees: Audit, Governance, Investments and Dillon Scholarship.

Western Bay Of Plenty Trustees

Kenneth Brown

Kenneth Brown

Kenneth Brown

CA, Tauranga

Trustee since 2011. Chair since May 2015

I am a Chartered Accountant and Director of BDO Tauranga Ltd.  (following a recent merger between them and my previous firm, RHB Chartered Accountants Ltd).   Late 2008 I retired as a Lieutenant-Colonel of the New Zealand Defence Force Territorials (1974 – 2008) during which time I served for a year as a United Nations military observer in South Lebanon and the Golan Heights. My community involvement includes Treasurer of Tauranga Electorate, New Zealand National party since 2005, member of the Bay of Plenty Officer’s Club and 6th Battalion (Hauraki) Regimental Assocation and a Trustee of the Urban Dance Youth Trust. I am also a keen sports follower, in particular rugby.

 

Michael Christensen

Michael Christensen

Michael Christensen

QSM, JP, Tauranga

Trustee since 2012.

I am a member of the NZ Parole Board and have a background in Dairy Farming, Kiwifruit, Real Estate and also as a Director of private companies and an involvement in property development. I am a Justice of the Peace, Associate Member of the Real Estate Institute of NZ and a member of the Tauranga-Te Papa Rotary.

 

Simon Clarke

Simon Clarke

Simon Clarke

Tauranga

Simon joined the Board of Trustees in September 2015. He is a senior executive at Trustpower and has held a number of senior roles in the energy, technology and legal sectors in NZ and overseas.

Simon has degrees in law and politics from the University of Otago and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors and also sits on the Board of Priority One (WBOP Economic Development Agency) and the Tauranga Art Gallery Trust.

Simon and his wife Kate, live in Matua, Tauranga, with their two daughters.

Steve Morris

Steve Morris

Steve Morris

BA, MRP (Hons), Papamoa

Trustee since 2009.

I have a passion for our community and count it a tremendous privilege to serve you as a trustee of BayTrust.

Some of my recent opportunities to serve in local roles have included:

  • Chairperson, Papamoa Progressive Association
  • Member, Mt Maunganui Progressive Association
  • Foster Parent, Open Home Foundation
  • Founding Member, Rise Up Tauranga (Winner of 2011 Trustpower Tauranga Community Awards – Regional Award)
  • Elder, Papamoa Baptist Church
  • Advisor, Papamoa Support Centre
  • Volunteer, Civil Defence
  • Patron, Papamoa Lawn Bowls

I am also an elected member of Tauranga City Council representing the Mt Maunganui-Papamoa ward and serve as chair of council’s community development committee. I also serve as a board member of the Bay of Plenty Conservation Board and as a lay member of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal.

As well as previous work in property, I worked in Dubai as an English teacher and course compiler for clients such as Citibank, Standard Chartered bank and the Dubai Ports and Customs Authority. I live in my hometown of Papamoa with my wife Ancy and our two young children.

 

Rita Nabney

Rita Nabney

Rita Nabney

 

My name is Rita Nabney. I am a Barrister specialising in employment and criminal law.

I have a 1st Class honours Law Degreee. I also have an MBA(dist) and a Nursing Degree having woked in Mental Health both on the Crisis team and later as the Manager for Community Mental Health.

Prior to becoming a Barrister, I spent 10 years working as a Human Resource Manager with both Cater Holt Harvey and Fonterra.

I am married to Bill Nabney and work with him and my son David Weaver at Tauranga Chambers in Tauranga. I have two other adult children.

I enjoy family, fishing, diving,hunting, good food, music and wine.

I consider it a privilege to serve our community as a Trustee to the Bay Trust Board.

Eastern Bay Of Plenty Trustees

Wayne Marriott

Wayne Marriott

Wayne Marriott

JP, MBA, Whakatane

Deputy Chair - August 2017, Chair - Policy and Planning Committee

It has been my privilege to serve the wider community as a Trustee, BayTrust since 2014.  I currently serve on the Investment, and Audit and Risk Committees.

My professional background has primarily been in the cultural heritage sector, where I have supported the development of, and management of, a number of cultural heritage facilities in New Zealand, and internationally, during the past twenty-five years. 

In addition to my professional role,  I also serve as a Ministerial Appointee to:

  • New Zealand Arts Council Toi Aotearoa;
  • Heritage New Zealand
  • Maori Heritage Council, of Heritage New Zealand

and  serve on the  Whakatane District Museum & Gallery Board, and am Vice-President Whakatāne District Historical Society.

With interests in the Arts, Culture & Cultural Tourism area –  Andrea and I operate Art and Acre in Whakatane - a multi faceted dealer gallery, framer and cultural heritage consultancy.

We have an energetic 5 year old daughter who attends primary school in Whakatane, and in our down time we enjoy exploring and learning more about the social and cultural heritage of the wider Bay of Plenty region. 

 

Rotorua Trustees

Bill Cleghorn

Bill Cleghorn

Bill Cleghorn

QSM, JP, FNZIV, MNZIF (Hon.), FPINZ

Chair – Investment Committee

Previous Roles:

  • Registered Valuer for over 40 years, and was a Consultant and founding partner of Cleghorn Gillespie Jensen Ltd in Rotorua.
  • Bay of Plenty Regional Councillor (2001 – 2007)
  • Director of Quayside Holdings (2002 – 2006).

My community involvements include Chair, Rotorua Community Charity Trust (1999 – 2011), Member, Land Valuation Tribunals, Rotorua, New Plymouth and Otago (current); and past Chair of Massey University Property Foundation.

 

Roku Mihinui

Roku Mihinui

Roku Mihinui

Rotorua

Trustee since 2010.

Ko Tarawera te Maunga

Ko Rotokakahi te Moana

Ko Te Arawa te Waka

Ko Tuhourangi te Iwi

Ko ngati Wahiao te Hapu

Ko Puarenga te Awa

Ko Te Pakira te Marae

Tena Koutou Katoa

Being born and raised in the village of Whakarewarewa provided both exposure and experience in contributing to the wellbeing of whanau and hapu.

This was both complimented and challenged by a unique and natural geothermal environment that demanded understanding and respect to co-exist harmoniously.
Over the years this foundation has provided a solid base for my personal and professional development in education, environmental development, social services, legal services, policy development and Treaty settlements.

The years of engagement varies with central regional and territorial authorities, as well as community organisations, has given me first hand experience and understanding of these entities and the challenges they face in society.

My real passion is getting the best outcomes for Te Arawa and the community I reside within and as the current CEO of the Te Arawa Lakes Trust I can truly focus my energies on achieving this.

 

Maggie Bentley

Maggie Bentley

Maggie Bentley

Rotorua born, bred and educated.  Married to Peter and recently moved from rural to city living in Rotorua.  My work history includes many years in law firms as a Legal Executive, Real Estate, farming and private business with my husband.  I am a hospital volunteer and my interests include sewing/quilting, gardening and travel.  

Taupo Trustees

Kylie Hawker-Green

Kylie Hawker-Green

Kylie Hawker-Green

Taupo

Trustee since 2011

I am the owner of PR Plus, a Taupō based public relations and communications agency.  PR Plus works primarily in the economic development sector, while also supporting local events and small businesses to achieve their communications objectives, as well as working with many not-for-profit groups.  This work includes managing the charity co-ordination for the Zero Risk King of the Ring event in Taupō that raised over $300,000 for local community groups and organisations.

My career in Taupō has included working as Arts Coordinator for the Taupo District Council, the Lake Taupo Arts Festival Trust General Manager,  General Manager of Towncentre Taupō, and the Co-ordinator for the Taupō Council of Social Services.  My community involvements have included Trustee of Lake Taupo Housing Trust, Trustee of Taupo Safer Community Trust, Taupo Plunket Committee Member, Founder of ‘Cruising for a Cause’ charity event;  Foundation Trustee of Placemaking New Zealand; and Foundation Member of the Rotary Club of Taupo Expresso.  I am currently a Trustee of the Taupo Sculpture Trust and Co-ordinator of 100% Lake Taupo Charitable Trust.  Whilst my 20 year career has predominantly focused on marketing and communications activities, I have always had a passion for community and philanthropy.

My daughter and step-son both attend Taupō Primary School and participate in plenty of activities in the Taupō area, and my husband Gareth and I welcomed our son in early 2014.    In our spare time we love enjoying the natural beauty and many recreational activities that abound in the Taupo district.  I am hugely passionate about Taupo – our people, our past, and our future – and am honoured to serve this community as a Trustee of BayTrust.

 

Nigel McAdie

Nigel McAdie

Nigel McAdie

Lawyer, Taupo

Chair - Audit and Risk Committee

I am the Corporate Solicitor at Taupo District Council. I was born and raised in Tauranga and now live in Taupo following a period of living and working in the UK during the late 1990’s – early 2000’s. My wife Tash and I have two daughters who attend Hilltop School in Taupo and who keep us busy and entertained! 

It is a privilege to be appointed a Trustee of the BayTrust and I enjoy getting to know, and being inspired by those people/groups in the Taupo community and the wider BOP region who are helping change peoples’ lives.