The 2020 funding round has now closed and applications are being reviewed.

Trustees


Board of Trustees

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

  • One shall be ratified by the Mayor of Tauranga City Council
  • One shall be ratified by the Mayor of Western BOP District Council
  • One shall be ratified by the President of the Waikato/Bay of Plenty branch of the NZ Law Society
  • One shall be ratified by the Chairperson of the Chamber of Commerce Tauranga Region Inc
  • One shall be ratified by the Chairperson 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

Graeme Horsley

Graeme Horsley

Trustee/Chair of the Investment Advisory Committee

Anthony Ririnui

Anthony Ririnui

Trustee/Chair - Distributions & Scholarships Committees

Michelle Malcolm

Michelle Malcolm

TRUSTEE / CHAIR - AUDIT, RISK & POLICIES COMMITTEE

Michael Attwood

Michael Attwood

Trustee/Distributions Committee

Andy Cameron

Andy Cameron

Trustee/Distributions Committee

Jane Nees

Jane Nees

Trustee / Audit, Risk & Policies Committee

Trish Jones

Trish Jones

Trustee / Investment Advisory Committee

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