Governance challenges in a NFP environment
Behind the scenes at Air Rescue and Air Ambulance
Join us to learn about some of the challenges facing the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust (CWCART) and New Zealand Flying Doctor Trusts (NZFDT) and how with a strong governance focus they are working to set-up their business for long-term success, while continuing to provide a critical lifeline.
Canterbury’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter and West Coast’s NZCC Rescue Helicopter cover the largest geographical area in New Zealand, watching over the lives of more than 600,000 people. The NZFD service operates on a national level transferring over 1000 patients per annum, hospital to hospital.
CEO, Christine Prince, will briefly outline the role of the air rescue helicopter and air ambulance (fixed wing) services and the structure of the Trusts and their relationships with GCH Aviation. Deputy Chair, Barry Bragg, will discuss some of the governance challenges faced over the past few years and how these have been addressed. For example - How do you develop sustainable fundraising as operating and capital costs soar? How do you achieve sustainable fundraising given over-reliance on gaming funding (and be transparent about it)?
There will also be the opportunity to tour the purpose-built facilities at the GCH Aviation Emergency Air Centre including the New Zealand Flying Doctors hangar and the private jet area; meet the crew and see the Westpac Rescue helicopter and King Air planes.
Barry Bragg – Deputy Chair of Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust and New Zealand Flying Doctors Trust.
Barry has been a Trustee of the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust since 2002, was Chair from 2006 to 2011 and has been Deputy Chair since then. The New Zealand Flying Doctor Trust was set up as an independent trust in 2018 and Barry is now also deputy chair of that trust. He is currently Chair of Ngai Tahu Property Limited, Deputy Chair of Stevenson Group Limited, a CDHB Board Member and has Directorships in some small businesses. He is also involved in the New Zealand minerals industry and advanced materials being Managing Director of CRL Energy Limited and Nuenz Limited. He has been a CA for 25 years and an IoD member since 2007.
Christine Prince - CEO of Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust and New Zealand Flying Doctors Trust
Christine has been in her role for 4 years, prior to that she held a marketing and fundraising role at St John having made a career change after the Christchurch earthquakes and moving into not-for -profit. Previous commercial roles include CEO of Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism, MD of a Sydney advertising agency and marketing roles at Paspaley Pearls, Lion Nathan and Unilever. She has worked in the UK, Australia, Costa Rica, Argentina, Greece and Mexico and loves to travel. Christine is a board member of Christchurch Rotary and is an IoD member.
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