Trustees


Board of Trustees

The all-volunteer Acorn Foundation Board of Trustees is comprised of up to nine Trustees, of whom:

  • One Trustee shall be ratified by the Mayor of the Tauranga District Council (or its successor).
  • One Trustee shall be ratified by the Mayor of the Western Bay of Plenty District Council (or its successor).
  • One Trustee shall be ratified by the President of the Waikato Bay of Plenty Branch of the NZ Law Society.
  • One Trustee shall be ratified by the CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Tauranga Region Incorporated.
  • One Trustee shall be ratified by the CEO of Priority One Tauranga Moana.
  • Up to four Trustees shall be appointed by the Board.

This selection process provides a very robust governance model that prevents any individual or group from gaining any undue influence over the Board.

Certain tasks are allocated to a range of support Committees, but ultimately, the Board is responsible for the success of the foundation.
 

Lesley Jensen

Lesley Jensen

Chair

ACORN FOUNDATION

Peter Tinholt

Peter Tinholt

Deputy Chair

ACORN FOUNDATION

Michael Attwood

Michael Attwood

Trustee / Chair - Distributions Committee

Michelle Malcolm

Michelle Malcolm

TRUSTEE / CHAIR - AUDIT, RISK & POLICIES COMMITTEE

Jane Nees

Jane Nees

Trustee / Audit, Risk & Policies Committee

Trish Jones

Trish Jones

Trustee / Investment Advisory Committee

Larry Bilodeau

Larry Bilodeau

Trustee / Distributions Committee

Rohario Murray

Rohario Murray

TRUSTEE / Audit, risk & Policies Committee

Brian Cloughley

Brian Cloughley

TRUSTEE / INVESTMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Frances Bates-Crisp

Frances Bates-Crisp

Intern Emerging Director

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