Chris is a graduate of Victoria University with extensive background in property and commerce. He has proven experience in strategic planning, trouble-shooting and risk assessment. Chris is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
He has been an elected member of the Board of the Laura Fergusson Trust since 1997. In 2001 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Board and Chairman in 2004. Chris was a founding Trustee of the Joyce Fisher Endowment Fund and appointed Chairman in November 2006. He is also currently a member of the New Zealand Government’s Rehabilitation Services Review Board.
Richard is a law graduate of Victoria University of Wellington. After working in private legal practice for 6 years he moved to a large financial institution where he worked briefly as in-house legal counsel and then moved into front line banking.
Richard has worked in a variety of financial institutions and recently retired after 18 years with the Bank of New Zealand’s Institutional Bank. His latter roles included Head of Specialised Finance and Client Director for the Energy, Utilities & Infrastructure sector and he was at various times a member of both the BNZ Credit Risk Committee and the National Australia Group Transactional Credit Committee.
Richard was elected to the Board of Laura Fergusson in 2011.
Simon, a qualified medical practitioner, was born in London where he studied medicine. Since coming to NZ in 1979 he has worked as a GP and in the medical insurance industry. He has founded a number of companies both in the medical and non-medical fields and has been appointed to several Boards, serving as Director and Chairman. He is also a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
Simon was elected to the Board of Laura Fergusson in 2007 where he has made a valuable contribution from a medical and commercial perspective. Simon is Chairman of the Quality and Risk Committee and was appointed a Trustee of the Joyce Fisher Endowment Fund in 2008. Simon is also the Chairman of the National Trust Board.
Shelley has been a member of the Board since 2003 and serves on the Quality and Risk Committee. Shelley’s personal experience of injury and her work in sport and rehabilitation provide her with a unique insight into the work of the Trust.
Shelley has worked in complementary health education for ten years and has a lot of experience in the development and analysis of government policy providing her with an in depth knowledge of the political and policy framework the Trust operates in.