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Alec NeillChairmanView Bio
Alec was appointed as a Trustee in October 2009 and became chair on July 1ST 2011. Alec is a Solicitor with Lane Neave in Christchurch, specialising in commercial law and is part of the “private client team”. He was a Member of Parliament during the period 1992 – 2002. In 2003 he was elected to the Canterbury Regional Council and was Chairman of that organisation from September 2009 – April 2010. Alec is a Resource Consents Hearing commissioner.
He enjoys participating in and watching a wide range of sports.
William (Bill) DahlbergDeputy ChairView Bio
William (Bill) Dahlberg
Bill Dahlberg was appointed as a Trustee in October 2009. He is a Principal of Goldridge Tasman Limited in Nelson. Currently a Director of Goldridge NZ Limited and Chaired the Goldridge Investment Committee for five years from 2001 - 2006. Bill is an Authorised Financial Adviser, a member of the IFA and the Institute of Directors (NZ).
His interests include Basketball (previous Coach of both the Nelson Giants and the New Zealand Junior Men's Basketball Team), coached netball and played Div 2 rugby. His wide experience and vast knowledge of the Nelson Region is a great asset for the Trust.
Roger BridgeTrusteeView Bio
Roger was appointed as a Trustee in June 2010. He is Managing Director of Allstor Self Storage Ltd.
Current Government appointments include his role as a Director of the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund and Quotable Value. Roger has vast community involvement with his presence/experience on many community boards including as Trustee of the Christchurch Arts Festival.
He joins the Trust, representing the Canterbury region.
Tracey ChambersTrusteeView Bio
Tracey was appointed as a Trustee in June 2011. She heads one of New Zealand’s leading strategic thinking, planning and communications companies and also specialises in crisis management.
Tracey is the Vice-President of the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce, Director of Business New Zealand, Director of the NZ-US Council and a Director of Cashworks Group amongst other governance roles. She was previously a Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, SCAPE and Tactix Netball team. Tracey and husband, Noel have two young children, Arthur and Millie, and are passionate about raising their family in Christchurch. Tracey enjoys cooking and spending quality time with family and friends around the kitchen table.
Peter GrahamTrusteeView Bio
Peter was appointed as a Trustee in June 2011. He is a Banks Peninsula hill country farmer, who has been actively involved in Federated Farmers for almost 40 years. He has particular interest in Pest Management in Canterbury. Peter is keen to insure that Rural Canterbury is well positioned in any community debate, and in the distribution of community funding. Peter’s term as a trustee expires in May 2013.
Sue McKenzieTrusteeView Bio
Sue was appointed as a Trustee in June 2011. Sue has a background as a senior academic lecturer in the tertiary sector and as a consultant in the areas of business entrepreneurship and development, strategic planning, marketing, project management and professional staff development.
Sue has experience in curriculum development, moderation processes, competency reviews, research and the monitoring and assessment of qualifications. Over the past 20 years Sue has had Board and Governance experience in the voluntary sector and on a number of Advisory Boards and committees at local and national level. She is currently combining part-time lecturing, business consultancy projects, Medical Radiation Technology Board, Community Response Forum with various committee responsibilities and Justice of the Peace duties.
Brian MooreTrusteeView Bio
Brian was appointed as a Trustee in June 2010. He is currently employed by Robrian Estate Limited and is the owner of a local olive grove.
Brian has been actively involved in sporting and community activities for several decades, including various committee positions within the yachting and local community. He has many years of business and administration experience in the private sector.
He is representing the Marlborough Region on the Trust.
Christine KorakoTrusteeView Bio
Christine joined the Canterbury Community Trust as a Trustee in October 2012.
Christine has a background in management, sales and marketing, within the travel/tourism industry. She is the Director of International Inbound Tourism Services which specializes in tourism opportunities within New Zealand.
In amongst her business commitments, Christine has always made time for her community. She is currently the Chair of Dress for Success Christchurch and a member of the Lottery Grants Board Canterbury/Kaikoura/Chatham Is. Community Committee.
Christine and her husband Nuk have four teenage sons.
Rosemary WellsTrusteeView Bio
Rosemary was appointed as a Trustee from 1 October 2012 and represents the Marlborough Region.
Rosemary has had a successful professional career within media organisations throughout New Zealand working in radio and television - latterly as the Sales Manager for the Marlborough Express, a division of Fairfax, for 26 years.
Rosemary has been actively involved in a range of sporting fields, being a registered NZEF Dressage Judge and an A & P Show Judge, she has participated in a wide range of sports, and has been actively involved within the community with administration roles in both sporting organisations and community groups, while also serving as a JP for the past 35 years.
Max SpenceTrusteeView Bio
Max Spence was appointed as a Trustee in July 2010. Since graduating from Lincoln College in the mid 70’s he has worked entirely in the NZ horticultural and agricultural industry. He is currently a member of the executive management team of Fruitfed Supplies – a part of PGG Wrightson Ltd.
He is a former Chairman of the Nelson Bays and Tasman Rugby Unions and Director of the Crusaders Franchise Limited.
Max joins the Trust representing the Nelson Region.
Joseph ThomasTrusteeView Bio
Joseph Thomas was appointed as a Trustee in October 2009. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the New Zealand Institute of Management Southern Inc.
Joseph has extensive experience in senior management, governance and business consulting in both the private and public sectors. He is of Ngati Mutunga descent and has a sound working knowledge and experience with governance and management of Iwi based organisations.
Prior to relocating to Christchurch with his wife Shelly and two children Kristie-Lee and Jake, Joseph was based in the Chatham Islands where he was CEO of the Chatham Islands Enterprise Trust (1991 – 2006) and an elected member of the Chatham Islands Council (1992 – 2000). His knowledge and experience in the Chatham Islands provides a valuable link to the Community Trust mandate to serve that region.