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.

Eastern Bay Of Plenty Trustees

Wayne Marriott

Wayne Marriott

Wayne Marriott

JP, MBA, Whakatane

Deputy Chair - August 2017, Chair - Policy and Planning Committee; Member HR Committee

Previously: Investment Committee; Audit & Risk Committee

It has been my pleasure to serve the wider Bay of Plenty community since 2014 as a Trustee, BayTrust. 

My professional background has primarily been in the not for profit, 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.  With interests in the Arts, Culture & Cultural Tourism area, we own and operate Art & Acre, a multi faceted dealer gallery, framer and cultural heritage consultancy.

I currently serve as a Member: New Zealand Arts Council Toi Aotearoa; and have previously served as a conjoint member of Heritage New Zealand and Maori Heritage Council, of Heritage New Zealand.

I am currently Vice-President, Whakatāne District Historical Society; a Trustee of the Whakatāne District Historical Society Scholarship Trust; and Chair, BOP Acacia Trust - which recently coordinated the digitisation of  flood damaged collections following the Eastern Bay of Plenty floods in 2017.

Andrea and I have a very energetic daughter, Hannah, who attends Ohope Beach Primary School and keeps us busy with swimming, sport and dancing.