Trustees

Huei Min (Lyn) Lim MNZM

Huei Min (Lyn) Lim MNZM

Chair

Lyn is on the boards of Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board and Public Trust. She is currently the Deputy Chair of the Centre for Social Impact and a trustee of the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Lyn has also served on the boards of the New Zealand Shareholders’ Association, the New Zealand China Trade Association, the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association and was recently the Chair of the New Zealand Chinese Youth Trust. She has been a member of ANZ Private Bank External Advisory Board and over the years has served as a council member of the Auckland District Law Society. Lyn is a founding partner of Forest Harrison which she started in 2006 after being a partner of a national legal firm for eight years. Lyn commenced her legal career in 1990, after graduating from the University of Canterbury. In her legal practice she specialises in commercial, corporate and governance issues and dispute resolution. In 2017, Huei Min (Lyn) Lim received a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to New Zealand-Asia relations and governance.

Alastair Bell

Alastair Bell

Deputy Chair

Alastair’s consultancy, The Ruskin Group, specialises in stakeholder relations, business development and change projects for commercial and not-for-profit clients. He is chair of the Centre for Social Impact NZ Ltd, the social business established by Foundation North to support organisations deliver social programmes for optimum social impact. A Chartered Accountant, Chartered Director and qualified member of the Project Management Institute, Alastair has considerable experience in leadership roles within the community. He is currently a trustee of the Motutapu Restoration Trust, Parnell Heritage and Communities and Residents. He has also been an at-risk youth mentor with Project K.

Auva'a Unasa Enosa Auva’a

Auva'a Unasa Enosa Auva’a

Trustee

Auva'a Unasa Enosa Auva’a has been involved in education for 30 years, 19 of them as principal of Mount Albert Primary School, a multi cultural school in urban Auckland. Born in Samoa, he migrated to New Zealand in 1970, but still holds the chief title of Unasa for the village of Si'ufaga, in Savai'i. Married to Felicity, a New Zealand European who is also a teacher and local district councilor, he has four grown up children: Sara-Jane; Onosai; Meritiana and Latafale and one grandchild (Micayla). Unasa holds an MEdLM (Unitec), PGDipMgtmn and Dip Tchg (University fo Auckland),HighDipTchg (Massey) and in 2009 he was selected as the Fulbright Cognition Research Study Award scholar. The scholarship will allow him to study minority leadership development and aspiration at the University of Hawaii in 2010.

Mark Brickell

Mark Brickell

Trustee

Mark has had a 30 year career in education, business and the church. He has been active in the community through the Swanson Residents and Ratepayers Association in West Auckland, the Massey Pony Club, rugby, softball and athletics coaching and other community groups. He has been involved in a number of business and not-for-profit start-ups. Mark has served as an executive member and Chairman of the Christian Theological Ministries and Education Society (CTMES) a body which represents the theological colleges sector. He is currently the principal of a tertiary private training establishment. Educated at Auckland Grammar School, Mark holds a BA, DipTchg (Auckland), a Grad Dip Theol (Otago), and is currently completing a MM (St. Stephens University, New Brunswick). Married to Cindy, who is a minister, Unitec Chaplain, and trustee of a West Auckland food bank, they have four children and a grandson. They live on a block in the Waitakere foothills.

Murray Broadbelt

Murray Broadbelt

Trustee

Murray lives in Whangarei and has been in Northland since 1984. In 2002 he set up Employer Services Ltd, an employment relations and employment law consultancy business advising employers throughout Northland and New Zealand. He is also a mediator and is an accredited panel member of Leadr NZ Inc. Murray served on the Lottery Northland Distribution Committee and was a member of Scouting NZ for a number of years, holding various leadership appointments and warrants including member of its National Executive Committee and National Council. Murray has also served on the Government’s inaugural Consultative Committee on Youth Affairs and the Youth Advisory Committee. He has been a member of the Whangarei Advisory Board of the Prince of Wales Trust, is currently on the Board of the Northland Chamber of Commerce and Trustee of the Northland Emergency Services Trust (Northland Rescue Helicopter).

Precious Clark

Precious Clark

Trustee

Precious Clark is of Ngati Whatua and Tainui descent and was born and raised in Tamaki Makaurau / Auckland, her ancestral homeland. Precious has a legal background, currently operating as a business consultant working predominantly in the Māori development space. She also hosts her own TV show on Māori TV called Putahi, a panel discussion show that looks at the lives of, and through the eyes of, her contemporaries. She is a director on Ngati Whatua Orakei Whai Rawa Ltd, the investment arm of Ngati Whatua Orakei, a board member of the Auckland Museum Taumata-a-Iwi, a member of the Institute of Directors, an executive member of Advancement of Māori Opportunities, a member of the National Māori Lawyers Association and a current participant on the Committee for Auckland's Future Auckland Leaders Programme. Precious has a long history of performing, in New Zealand and overseas and was bestowed with the great honour of performing the karanga at the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup 2011. Precious started her career as an analyst in intellectual property at the Ministry of Economic Development before taking up a senior position with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. She then moved to London where she worked at the Security Industry Authority and was an active cultural leader of Ngati Ranana - the London Based Māori Club. Precious is well travelled throughout Europe, the United States and the Pacific. Upon returning home, she is passionate about making a positive contribution to Tamaki Makaurau.

Bhav Dhillon

Bhav Dhillon

Trustee

Bhav is a qualified MBA and has strong management and leadership credentials in business as well as community organisations. He is the Managing Director of CEMIX, which is an iconic Kiwi brand that has been in NZ for over 30 years and is a market leader, manufacturing innovative construction products with a nationwide presence. Cemix has been part of the Deloitte Fast50 in 2011 and a finalist in the Green Ribbon Awards.   Bhav has broad international experience of travelling and doing business in Singapore, Finland, Germany, Holland, Middle East, USA, UK, India, Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia. He is also a Director of four other companies having varied interests in media, publishing and property. He is a member of the Institute of Directors, Sustainable Building Network, Green Building Council and an Associate Fellow of the NZ institute of Management.   Bhav is the Chair of There's a Better Way Foundation which works alongside NZ Police, Auckland Council and other like minded organisations for creating pathways for positive change among kiwi youth at risk of gang culture and drugs. Bhav is also passionately involved in the India-NZ relationship and is on the board and Treasurer of India NZ Business Council and has accompanied the Prime Minister twice on his trips to India. He is also significantly involved with all incoming high level ministerial visits from India to NZ. On the community front, he is the Chairman of the Kiwi Indian Hall of Fame and the Publisher of The Indian Weekender, NZ's only weekly newspaper for the Kiwi-Indians.   Bhav is of Indian descent and has been living in NZ for nearly 15 years, prior to which he was working in Singapore. He is an avid All Blacks fan and currently lives in Orakei with his wife Ruby and 2 lovely teenage children.

Mel Hewitson

Mel Hewitson

Trustee

Mel is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, with extensive experience in investment governance. After 18 years in institutional investment management both in London and New Zealand, she has held senior roles in financial regulation, governance, risk and compliance, including at ANZ bank and the Financial Markets Authority. Currently Mel is Head of Governance & Investor Oversight at Trustees Executors, a licensed supervisor, working with issuers of financial products to ensure high standards of conduct in the interests of investors. She is Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation Fund and in 2013 was appointed to the evaluation panel for the selection of default KiwiSaver providers. Mel was formerly New Zealand’s representative on a United Nations Australasian Socially Responsible Investment committee. For local community, she served on the board of United Way for several years, three as Chair, and is currently a trustee of Auckland Foundation “Live Auckland, Love Auckland, Give Auckland”. She has been a grant making volunteer for both organisations. Mel has degrees in business (MA, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan), economics and Japanese (BSocSci, Waikato). Mel and her husband Nigel live in Mission Bay and are proud parents of three children.

Toni Millar

Toni Millar

Trustee

Toni Millar JP is a former Auckland City Councillor (2004-2010); Eastern Bays Community Board Deputy Chair (1998-2001) and Chairman (2001-2004). A business mentor and consultant, Toni has had extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector and in 2009 she was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow for her contribution to the community. Toni was Deputy Chair of the Arts, Culture and Recreation Committee - Auckland City Council (2007-2010) and chaired Auckland City Creative Communities Arts Fund (2001-2004, 2007-2010). She is a trustee of the Auckland Arts Festival, Metrowater Community Trust and the Great Kiwi Anzac Day Breakfast. Past positions include Auckland Art Gallery board member (2007-2010), Friends of Auckland Art Gallery board member, Rotary Club of St Johns Inc president, Combined Textile Guilds of NZ chair, Craft Dyers Guild of NZ chair, Auckland East Arts Council chair and life member, Auckland Agricultural and Pastoral Association councillor, St Heliers Business Association board member, St Heliers Glendowie Residents Association committee member.

Moe Milne

Moe Milne

Trustee

Moe is of Ngati Hine and Ngapuhi descent and lives in Matawaia, Northland with her husband George and their extended family. Because she believes children should grow up in their language, culture and land, Moe left the city and moved home. All her children and grandchildren now speak Māori and they live within a whanau environment. Moe has been a psychopaedic nurse, general and psychiatric nurse and most of her health work has been in the area of mental health and addictions. From 1988 she taught in Māori language schools and became a resource teacher, working with 14 schools to implement the Māori language curriculum. She was also involved in the teachers’ union and helped establish the Māori Women Teachers’ support group. She later moved back into health and worked in management until 1995, when she began work with the Health and Disability Commissioner, protecting and promoting consumer rights. In 2000 she decided to become a resource person for her people and she is now an independent consultant. Moe has been a member of the Health Research Council and chaired the Māori Research Committee. “One of the achievements I feel proud of is the contracting of tribal groups to determine their own research agenda. I am advisor and interviewer on four research projects which have Māori as the lead investigator,” she says.

Daniel Nakhle

Daniel Nakhle

Trustee

As Director of the various companies which make up The Nakhle Group as well as being a director of Fairway Resolution Limited and the Auckland Racing Club, Daniel is involved in a wide range of industries and community initiatives including early childhood education, property development and investment, horse racing, breeding and training, hospitality, dispute resolution and quarrying and has been actively involved in social and affordable housing.  As a graduate of the University of Auckland in Law and Commerce (Finance major) he has not only a comprehensive commercial background but also legal and financial experience. Through his business and social activities, Daniel has gained many friends and contacts in a variety of circles.  With his key strengths of sound organization and effective interpersonal skills combined with an analytical, decisive and practical approach he embraces all people, projects and problems with an open mind. He is a dedicated and passionate person with a real zeal for both business and the community.  Daniel's personal interests include spending time with his family and friends, horse racing, soccer, tennis, horse breeding, reading, travel and organic gardening. Married to Sybelle and with three young children, he lives on a small farm in Ardmore, Auckland.

Bill Plunkett

Bill Plunkett

Trustee

Bill is a real estate licensee in Birkenhead, on Auckland’s North Shore. He is President of the Birkenhead Licensing Trust, a member of the Lotteries Community Facilities Committee and a member of the Ministry of Social Development’s Community Response Forum, Auckland North. A Birkenhead Rotary Club member, Bill is also a marriage celebrant and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1996. He holds a postgraduate diploma in occupational safety and health.

Chris Severne

Chris Severne

Chris has been in the communications business throughout his working career and has successfully  owned several advertising agencies. His interests include pre European Maori History, protecting and  enhancing the Hauraki Gulf and restoration of the flora and fauna of New Zealand. He has initiated native plant restoration programmes at Meola Creek in Western Springs, Auckland and the planting of over 20,000 native trees on retired farmland in Opito Bay on the Coromandel Peninsular. The majority of these plants were propagated from eco sourced seed from the area. In addition Chris and his team carry out mammalian pest  and weed control on the above sites. Also at Opito Bay he has carried out dune restoration with his conservation team, this being an ongoing programme. Since 2011 Chris has been on the Executive of the Bluegreens, the National Party’s advisory group on environmental issues. Chris is married to Annie and they have one adult son.

John Slater

John Slater

Trustee

John is a self-employed businessman who has successfully run a group of companies involved in import/export activities, especially in the textile market. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Directors and Member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators. He is also a Justice of the Peace. Since 2002, John has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Presbyterian Support Northern, a large values-based NGO operating in social services for the Northern region of New Zealand. He is currently Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and Deputy Chairman of that organisation. He has had many years of experience in voluntary organisations as the President of the New Zealand National Party, President of Auckland C & R Association and Chairman of the Newmarket Business Association, as well as long service in church and other organisations. He is an honorary member of his Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. For seven years, John was a board member of ACC, Chair of the Audit Committee and he spent two years as Deputy Chair. He also served as Chair of the ACC subsidiary company PRISM. John lives in Remuera and has three adult children and six grandchildren.

Kim Wright

Kim Wright

Trustee

Kim was born and raised in Auckland and resides on a farmlet in Papakura. Her parentage is Cook Island and european, and Kim and her partner have five adult children both in NZ and overseas. She works as a consultant to the government and several charitable organisations in the area of health and welfare. She is trained in physiology (BSc), business administration (MBA) and health economics (MSc) and is interested in pursuing equality, effectiveness and efficiency in health care. Kim has had senior management roles in the pharmaceutical industry and primary and Pacific health care and currently has a focus on Pacific health workforce development and supporting research in child health. Outside of work she is the Treasurer for the Cook Islands Health Network Association and she and her partner, Doug, both mentor medical students. Kim is a member of the Pasifika Medical Association, the International Health Economists Association and is also an inaugural ANIVA Fellow.

Kevin Prime

Kevin Prime

Kaumatua

Kevin Prime is the Foundation's kaumatua. Kevin is a commissioner with the Environment Court, as well as being a beef farmer, forester, beekeeper and conservationist. Prior to his appointment to the Environment Court, Kevin worked with a variety of  organisations in the profit and non-profit sector in the areas of philanthropy, health, conservation, justice, Maori development, education, environment, forestry, farming and sport. Kevin is of Ngatihine, Ngati Whatua, Tainui and Welsh descent. He is married to Margaret with 13 children and 19 grandchildren. His hobbies are family, sport, golf, bee keeping, learning new things, and his favourite holiday spot is at home on the farm in Motatau. In 2016, Kevin was recognised in the Queens birthday honours list receiving an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to conservation and Maori.

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