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.

Rotorua Trustees

Bill Cleghorn

Bill Cleghorn

Bill Cleghorn

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

Chair – Investment Committee

What motivated you to be involved with BayTrust?

I was invited and as I had been involved in philanthropy, charities and community work for the past 50 years joining BayTrust was a logical step.

What are you most passionate about in supporting the community?

Equitable granting throughout our region.

What are your three favourite things about the local community where you live?

Ready access to activities; progressive and growing economy; diverse communities.

What are you excited about for the future in the Bay of Plenty?

Opportunities for growth throughout the region.

 

Maggie Bentley

Maggie Bentley

Maggie Bentley

What motivated you to be involved with BayTrust?

My MP Todd McClay motivated me and gave me 1/2 an hour to decide!!

What are you most passionate about in supporting the community? 

I firmly believe sport is great for the community and young people in particular

What are your three favourite things about the local community where you live? 

Rotorua is my home - I was born here and love the place.  It is central to everything, the climate suits me and know it and its people very well.

What are you excited about for the future in the Bay of Plenty?

It has plenty of room for growth, fresh air, and open spaces.  I believe the port and the geothermal are the Bays biggest assets.

Stephanie Northey

Stephanie Northey

Stephanie Northey

What motivated you to be involved with BayTrust? 

As a family lawyer, I am aware of the issues that face our community.  I saw becoming a trustee as a way to help those who are attempting to make improvements for our community and environment.

What are you most passionate about in supporting the community?

I am passionate about finding the best solutions for children and those most vulnerable. Bay Trust was another way that I could serve my community.

What are your three favourite things about the local community where you live?

There is a maori proverb that perfectly articulates what I love most about my community;

He aha te mea nui o te ao?

He tangata, he tangata, he tangata

What is the most important thing in the world?

It is the people, it is the people, it is the people

What are you excited about for the future in the Bay of Plenty?

The Bay trusty is innovative with its granting and I am excited to be part of that.