Harvey was appointed as a Trustee in June 2015 and brings with him an extensive background in both business and banking gained over the past 35 years.
Raised on a South Taranaki farm, Harvey completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Commerce at Lincoln University.
In 1979 he joined the Rural Banking and Finance Corporation in New Plymouth gaining registration as a Valuer before leaving in 1986 to assist his family in developing a hotel/conference centre.
In 1997, following the sale of the Bell Block hotel complex, Harvey established Taranaki’s rural banking division for ASB. He left in 2006 to pursue his growing interest in commercial property investment and development in New Plymouth’s CBD.
Over the past 10 years Harvey has invested in and managed a number of CBD projects the most noteable being the restoration and redevelopment of the White Hart, a heritage property located in the cities revitalised west end.
Harvey currently serves as Chair on the Trust, Chair of TSB Group Capital Limited, Chair of TSB Group Investments Limited and Director of TSB Group Limited.
Harvey is also a director of a number of private companies and has in the past served as a Trustee for the TSB Stadium, TSB Bowl of Brooklands and TSB Showplace.
He is married to Kaye and they have three adult children and three grandchildren.
Chris was appointed a trustee in July 2018. A lawyer by trade, he is a partner in a New Plymouth law firm with a particular focus on property, trust and commercial law. Before practising as a lawyer, he worked in a range of policy and advisory roles in the public sector, both at the Treasury and the Ministry of Social Development.
As well as his role on the Trust, he is the Chair of the Welbourn School Board of Trustees and is a trustee on a range of other charitable trusts.
Chris and his wife Bridget live in New Plymouth with their two sons and enjoy all the benefits of the outdoors lifestyle in Taranaki from the mountain to the sea.
Jenny Gellen has over 20 years' experience in the education sector having started her teaching career in Nelson before moving to Taranaki in 1985 to teach at Devon Intermediate, then Waitara High School. Jenny is currently the Principal of Devon Intermediate School in New Plymouth.
Jenny is also a Trustee of Big Brothers Big Sisters and Te Puna Trust. Jenny is committed to ensuring positive life outcomes for the young people in Taranaki. Jenny is also a wife to Tony and mother of two young men, Chris and Michael and has a keen interest in all sports and travel.
M. COUNS (DISTINCTION), B.ED., DIP TCHG
Working at Hawera High School for 25 years as a Teacher, then as a Guidance Counsellor, has given Ainsley a unique opportunity to develop positive links with the wider South Taranaki community. It has also reinforced her strong belief in the value of education in creating positive change.
Ainsley has provided professional clinical support to several Taranaki health and welfare agencies.
Ainsley has extensive governance experience mainly as a Director and Owner/ Operator of several large private agribusinesses. Raising three (now adult) sons, with husband Philip; on the family farm at Kapuni, gave her first-hand experience of the benefits of vibrant rural communities, and the importance of maintaining key infrastructure in our provincial towns.
Ainsley is a recent convert to the benefits of yoga. She enjoys a range of creative pursuits including jewellery making. She is an avid reader with eclectic reading tastes. She feels fortunate that three of her seven grandchildren live in Taranaki, making it easier for her to spend time with them.
BCA, FCAANZ, MInstD, QSM
Robin was appointed as a Trustee in June 2017. A chartered accountant recently retired from the practice of Staples Rodway Taranaki and now actively engaged with a number of governance roles.
Robin completed his education at Victoria University with a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration. Joining the accounting profession in Wellington, that was soon followed by several years in Asia and the United States and eventually residing in Taranaki from 1985.
Robin has throughout in his professional career had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of organisations in providing services centred around corporate recovery, strategic advice, assurance, governance and a number of related services.
Robin is currently Chair of Venture Taranaki Trust, Chair of the Western Institute of Technology Taranaki, Director of Tui Ora Limited, Member of the Standing Committee of the Anglican Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki and serves as the Chair of It’s Finance Committee and is Chair of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation – Taranaki Committee.
Robin is married to Barbara who has, and continues to support Robin throughout his professional career, as well their daughters Emma (corporate consultant, London) and Renee (process engineer, Auckland).
BBS (Marketing & Accounting), Chartered Accountant - CAANZ
Guy was appointed as a Trustee in June 2017. Born in New Plymouth and educated at N.P.B.H.S, Guy was head boy of the school in 1974 before completing a Bachelor of Business Studies at Massey University.
As a Chartered Accountant Guy has held a range of commercial and leadership roles within the New Zealand dairy industry.
A role as Director of Kiwi Cooperative Dairies preceded a return to senior executive roles within Fonterra. These roles included the Global Account Director for sales to Nestle based in Switzerland and Commercial Director for Global Trade.
Guy has held a number of international directorships within the dairy industry and was a Trustee of the Dairy Industry Superannuation Fund for 8 years.
Guy joined Port Taranaki in 2013 and has held the role of Chief Executive since April 2015. He has a wide range of sporting interests and enjoys time along New Plymouth’s foreshore and coastline.
Guy is married to Julie and they have three adult children and five young grandchildren, three of whom reside in Taranaki.
MBA, Dip. Banking, Dip. Business Studies
Peter was appointed as a Trustee in June 2017.
Following a long career in the banking industry both in New Zealand and Australia he and his wife Margaret semi- retired to a small farm block near Stratford in 2011.
There they established Dolly’s Milk, Stratford in 2013 which they still own and operate.
Peter serves as a Councillor on the Stratford District Council, is Chair of the Stratford Business Association and is a Trustee on the Board of Tutaki Youth Trust in Stratford.
They have two adult sons and four grandchildren.
Born in Pakistan, raised and educated in England, Bali started his New Zealand teaching career at Spotswood College in 1975. He has since gone on to be the principal of four secondary schools and Deputy Chief Executive of NZQA. He has also provided leadership to principals and teachers as the President and Executive member of the Secondary Principals Association of New Zealand (SPANZ), and as an Executive member of the PPTA.
Bali is author of Changing our Secondary Schools published in 2014, and New Zealand Secondary Schools and your Child a Guide for Parents, published in 2017.
Bali is currently the Chair of the Minister of Education appointed Independent taskforce to review Tomorrow’s Schools. This review will focus on the future governance management and administration of the compulsory schooling sector.
Bali lives in New Plymouth with his wife Cara. Their two sons Daniel and Tobias currently live in Kabul and Paris respectively.
Nicola Ngarewa has taught in all sectors of education from Early Childhood to Tertiary including in the NZ Prison system. She is currently Principal at Spotswood College and on the Board for the NZ Teachers Council and the TSB Trust. She is passionate about disrupting the educational norm through transformative leadership and a focus on global citizenship.
In 2013, she received a Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award as a result of transformative work at Tamatea High School. In 2016 she was the recipient of the Taranaki Daily News Person of the Year for transformative work at Patea Area School, with the school receiving the National UNESCO award for Education - Global Citizenship 2018.
Born and educated in Hawera, Wharehoka (Whare) went on to Waikato University training as a secondary teacher and he brings 30 years of experience working in the education sector. His tribal affiliations are Te Atiawa, Taranaki, Ngati Awa and he is well respected for his leadership in the Taranaki community, along with other responsibilities such as cultural ambassador for the region at events such as Womad. Whare is currently CEO of Te Kahui o Taranaki Iwi Trust, Chairperson of the Taranaki Maori Trust Board and is a trustee on Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Board.