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


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


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.