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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 (NZ), Board (UK)

Humphry is a Christchurch based businessman. 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.

Nic Coward

Nic Coward
Chair (UK)

Nic is chairman, director and adviser in a wide range of organisations and sectors, building on 20 years in senior executive roles at some of world sport’s biggest names. Nic chairs national governing body England Golf, sports tech business Sportable, and sporting and construction goods manufacturer Stuart Canvas, as well as UK-based retail motor trade and property businesses.

Paul Bingham

Paul Bingham
Board Member (NZ)

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 (NZ)

Now serving her third term as Mayor of Christchurch, Lianne was elected in 2013 after serving for 23 years in the New Zealand Parliament. She is also the Chair of the Canterbury Joint Committee on Civil Defence and Emergency Management. Lianne has previously served as the Chair of the Canterbury Mayoral Forum, and as a member of Local Government New Zealand’s National Council.

Paul Deavoll

Paul Deavoll
Deputy Chair (NZ)

Paul is currently General Manager Customer and Stakeholder for Orion NZ Ltd, a local electricity distribution business. Previously, Paul spent 20 years within Spark NZ, holding several senior roles including three years as Head of South Island. Paul has a strong engagement with his local community. He is Chairman on the Ronald McDonald House SI Trust Board, and a member of the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce Board. Previously Paul had three years on the NZ Technology Industry Association Board.

Graham Dockrill

Graham Dockrill
Board Member (UK)

Graham is an experienced entrepreneur within the digital and software industry, having founded and grown a number of companies over the past 20 years within the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
His most recent start-up, Citrus Tree Consulting, which focuses on assisting Southern Hemisphere companies successfully expand into the Northern Hemisphere market, has found success globally with his clients extending to North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Hugh Lindo

Hugh Lindo
Board Member (NZ)

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 immediate past President of the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce having been on the board for 10 years.

Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner
Board Member (NZ)

In his third term as a Christchurch City Councillor for the Banks Peninsula ward, Andrew was re-appointed Deputy Mayor of Christchurch for a second term in October 2019. Andrew is committed to community development, the environment, arts and culture, economic development and social equity.

Management

Amy Carter

Amy Carter
Chief Executive

A passionate Cantabrian Amy was thrilled to return to the not-for-profit sector in a full time capacity when she joined The Christchurch Foundation as the Chief Executive.

Amy's early career was in the not-for-profit sector where she worked organisations including St John, Surf Life Saving New Zealand, Swimming New Zealand and the University of Canterbury Students Association.

More recently she was a consultant specialising in communications and stakeholder engagement as well as holding a number of directorships in both not-for-profit and commercial entities.

She is a part owner of three Christchurch based SME’s, and a longstanding 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
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 the South Island in their self-contained campervan.

Raf Manji

Raf Manji
Independent Advisor

Raf joined The Christchurch Foundation initially as a volunteer to lead our engagement with those impacted by the March 2019 terror attacks. He led our Listening Project where members of the Muslim Community were asked as to how the funds we had collected on their behalf should be distributed.

In January Raf joined the team as a part time contractor in January 2020 to work as an advocate and supporter to the Muslim Communities of Christchurch. This is a fixed term role which concludes at the end of 2020.

Raf was a Christchurch City Councilor for six years. He was been the Chair of the Finance Committee at the Council for the last 2 terms and retired from Council in October 2019. He is a Trustee of the AsiaNZ Foundation and Chair of the United Nations Association of New Zealand Canterbury Charitable Trust. He has also volunteered at the Refugee Resettlement Services, and has been a volunteer at Budget Service Advisors and a Trustee and Mentor at Pillars Inc.