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Ensuring that Christchurch becomes a smart, world-class contemporary city requires the best public and private thinking, experience and expertise.

Board

Humphry Rolleston

Humphry Rolleston
Chair

Humphry is a Christchurch based businessman. He is also a director of listed NZ companies: Infratil Ltd and Property for Management Ltd. He is also a director of Regenerate Christchurch.
His family company Asset Management Ltd owns businesses involved in the Security, Hydraulics, Tourism, Manufacturing and disruptive technology sectors. He is a fellow of the NZ Institute of Directors and the NZ Institute of Management.

Paul Deavoll

Paul Deavoll
Deputy Chair

Paul has over 15 years' experience within the Spark New Zealand group, which supports business and government customers with strong Cloud services, mobility and ICT capabilities. Before his time at Spark he worked as an IT consultant in the Education sector and originally started his career as a Secondary Teacher. Paul is also the Chairman of the Ronald McDonald House SI Trust Board, and a Board member for NZ Technology Industry Association.

Paul Bingham

Paul Bingham
Board Member

Paul is Executive Chair of digital marketing platform Shuttlerock, Chair and shareholder of Black Cat Cruises and a Director of Ngai Tahu Tourism. Paul is currently a board member of ChristchurchNZ. He recently retired from the Air New Zealand Board and also served as Director at Tourism NZ.

Hon. Lianne Dalziel

Hon. Lianne Dalziel
Board Member

As the current Mayor of Christchurch, Lianne was elected in 2013, after serving for 23 years in the New Zealand Parliament. She is also currently the Chair of the Canterbury Mayoral Forum and the Joint Committee on Civil Defence and Emergency Management as is a member of the National Council Member of Local Government New Zealand.

Hugh Lindo

Hugh Lindo
Board Member

Hugh Lindo is Christchurch managing partner of national law firm Simpson Grierson. Hugh was inaugural chair of the Court Theatre Foundation and is currently deputy Chair of Christ’s College and on the board of College House. He is also the current President of the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce having been on the board for 10 years.

Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner
Board Member

In his second term as a Councillor for the Banks Peninsula ward, Andrew was appointed Deputy Mayor of Christchurch in October 2016. Andrew is committed to community development, the environment, arts and culture, economic development and social equity.

Management

Amy Carter

Amy Carter
CEO

A passionate Cantabrian Amy is excited about what our city and region can offer to the world and is involved in working hard to make sure that we are all that we can be through her role at The Christchurch Foundation. Additionally she is a part owner of three Christchurch based SME’s, a board member of the local Chamber of Commerce and a trustee of the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust.

Julia Rose

Julia Rose
Endowment and Partners Manager

Julia Rose is our Endowment and Partners Manager. She works with our business partners and individual donors, forming and maintaining long-term relationships, to assist them to achieve their dreams for Christchurch and the Port Hills.

She is well-known for her positive, professional personality and her love for travel means she enjoys experiencing new ideas and cultures. She believes each and every person can play a part in changing our society for the better and is looking forward to making a positive difference in the Christchurch community.

Kim Elder

Kim Elder
Events and Operations Manager

Kim supports the Foundation as the Operations and Events Manager. She has a depth of experience in coordination and project management. Kim and her husband Carl chose to move to Christchurch in 2015 when they emigrated from the USA. They now use Christchurch as a springboard to travel widely exploring the South Island in their two-berth self-contained camper-van.