Board of Trustees


The Governing Body is the legal authority for the organisation. Governing Body members are public trustees representing the interests of the organisation’s volunteers and of the wider community, donors and supporters.



  • Peter Larmer – President
  • Digna Toresen – Vice President
  • Els Dutton -Northern Regional Representative
  • Cate Grace – Southern Regional Representative
  • Martin Lenart – appointed member
  • Joe Stanton – appointed member
  • Doug White – appointed member (NZRA)
  • Rebecca Roberts – appointed member
  • Richard Edge – appointed member
  • Ben Blinkhorne – appointed member
  • Peggy Lockyer – appointed member
  • Jacob Toresen Pollock – appointed member


  • To provide strategic direction and leadership for the whole organisation;
  • To ensure the organisation is soundly managed;
  • To work in close partnership with the Chief Executive to ensure the Governing Body’s goals and objectives are achieved, supporting and resourcing the Chief Executive to carry out his responsibilities;
  • To appoint and monitor the Chief Executive, ensuring the organisation employs the best person for the position and provides fair and appropriate terms and conditions of employment;
  • To develop and monitor policies, which provide direction and boundaries for both its own and the Chief Executive’s functions; and
  • To establish Governing Body Committees or working groups as it sees fit.

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