The Board is the governing body of the BayTrust and currently has 10 members. They are appointed by the Minister of Finance for four-year terms.
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.
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.
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.
The Board has four standing committees: Audit, Governance, Investments and Scholarships.
What motivated you to be involved with BayTrust?
I was privileged to be chosen and nominated by Tamati Coffey. I represent a number if Iwi Trusts in Tuwharetoa Taupo and Turangi regions and familiar with neighbouring Iwi.
What are you most passionate about in supporting the community?
It is rewarding to distribute grants to assist meaningful benefits back to our community.
What are your three favourite things about the local community where you live?
Enjoying our beautiful picture post card view of Lake Taupo and the mountains, swimming at Patuiwi hot springs and boating around to Ngatirorirangi Carvings Mine Bay.
What are you excited about for the future in the Bay of Plenty?
I am excited to advance the BayTrust strategy for the future climate change - a biggie for me.