New trustees appointed to Community Trust South Board

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  • Monday, 27 May 2019

Press Release - Monday 27 May 2019 

New trustees appointed to Community Trust South Board Queenstown Director Bill Moran, Financial and Investment Advisor David Goble, and Business and Strategic Projects Group Manager Stephen Canny from Invercargill have been appointed as trustees of Community Trust South, Chair Margot Hishon announced today.

“Mr Moran, Mr Canny and Mr Goble have been appointed with effect from 1 June 2019. They have replaced Margot Hishon, Stephen O’Connor and Warren Skerrett”.

The trustee appointments are made by the Minister of Finance, after receiving nominations from the Trust and from a range of other organisations and individuals within the Trust’s region.

Mata Cherrington has been selected to continue into a second term as a trustee of Community Trust South.

Mrs Hishon welcomed the new trustee’s appointment, noting that they would bring an excellent blend of skills and experience to the Trust. The appointment is for an initial term of four years ending on 31 May 2023.

Deputy Chair Lindsay Wright will fill the role as Acting Chair for the Trust until a permanent appointment for the Chair position is decided later in June. Mr Wright paid tribute to the three outgoing trustees.

"Margot, Warren and Stephen have made a significant contribution to the Trust over the past four years. The leadership and direction which came from their combined community, financial and cultural knowledge has been greatly appreciated. We now welcome our new appointees to the Trust. We look forward with anticipation to the skills they will bring, and contribution they will make in the future."

The 10 Community Trust South trustees are:
- Lindsay Wright (Acting Chair)
- John Wyeth
- Penny Simmonds
- David Goble
- Richard Wason
- Trish Boyle
- Bill Moran
- Mata Cherrington
- Stephen Canny
- Michael Wilson

Bill Moran MNZM
Bill is a former Deputy Secretary at the Treasury and has extensive overnance experience, starting 16 years ago as co-founder and chair of Play It Strange through to today where he is Chair of both Sport NZ and High-Performance Sport NZ, Chair of Turn Up the Music Trust, Deputy Chair of Otago Polytechnic, a director of Pioneer Energy and a trustee of Youthtown amongst other roles.

David Goble
David was appointed in 2019 and lives in Invercargill. He is an Authorised Financial Advisor and an Investment Advisor at Craigs Investment Partners. David has an NZX Diploma and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Otago University. He has a commercial background, having worked for over 35 years in the financial services sector, starting out in the Trustee Industry and latterly in the investment sector. David is a member of Invercargill North Rotary Club, as well as past President. He is former Chairman of rural group Livestrands.

Stephen Canny MNZM, MIOD
Stephen is a Business and Strategic Projects Group Manager. He has managed the successful completion of large projects such as Southland’s Regional Energy Strategy, Whole Community Broadband Network as well as major civil and mechanical engineering projects including satellite and space ground stations and terrestrial television. Stephen has been Chairman of the National Broadband Forum, Chairman of Junior Worlds 2012 Limited and President of Cycling New Zealand Road and Track. He has presented at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) events and at numerous international conferences.