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Community Trusts – Governing in these times

Looking ahead to the next year - so now what?

Caren Rangi, Christine Korako, Jonathan Bell
6:00pm — 7:30pm, 16 September 2020
Price members
$0.00 incl GST
Price non-members
$0.00 incl GST


The twelve Community Trusts in New Zealand have a wide reach and the ability to impact on every New Zealander. This webcast, held in partnership with the Centre for Social Impact, will explore the initial impacts of COVID-19 and look at what the year ahead may hold for Community Trust Trustees.

We are delighted to have Caren Rangi ONZM, Chris Korako (chair of Rata Foundation Christchurch), and Jonathan Bell (GM, Eastern and Central Community trust) join us as speakers for this event.

Though focused on Community Trusts, the discussion will explore areas relevant to all NFP directors, and those involved in funding and philanthropic organisations. Content will include;

  • governance skills required at the board table
  • insights from our communities
  • potential impact on investment activity
  • how to rebuild or reset organisation strategy
  • changing governance models
  • the importance of ongoing professional development

Ample time will be allocated to Q&A with the audience.

Caren Rangi ONZM

Caren is a proud Cook Islands Māori, who has a governance career that spans sixteen years on boards in the broadcasting, health, arts and education sectors. She is a qualified chartered accountant and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Her current board roles include deputy chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand (Creative New Zealand), board member of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, director, Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Ltd, trustee, Pacific Homecare Services and director, Pacific Inc Ltd (trading as Le Va). Caren is also a director of the Cook Islands Investment Corporation in Rarotonga. In addition to her board roles, Caren is an Associate of the Centre for Social Impact.

Caren’s service to governance and leadership was recognised with the awarding of a 2016 New Zealander of the Year Local Hero Award, and the 2018 Linden Estate Hawke’s Bay Business Leader of the Year. In 2018 she was conferred with an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2018, for services to governance and the Pacific community.

Christine Korako

Chris has over 30 years’ experience across the private, public and not for profit sector in management, business ownership and governance. Chris's first board appointment was in 1999, Lyttelton Visitor Centre and her most current directorship is chair, Rata Foundation, guardians of over a $640 million endowment or pūtea. Chris has volunteered in the charitable sector as fund-raiser, board member and chair, as well as served on Lotteries Funding and earthquake funding committees. Chris mentors women and has an events company that involves a charitable outcome at every event.

Christine is married to Nuk with four sons aged between 23 and 27 years.

Jonathan Bell

Jonathan is General Manager of East & Central Community Trust. With net assets of $178m, ECCT serves the areas of Gisborne District, Wairoa, Napier, Hastings, Central Hawke’s Bay, Tararua, Manawatu, Palmerston North, Horowhenua, Masterton, Carterton, and South Wairarapa. Jonathan, who has been with ECCT for seven years, comes from a banking and finance background and enjoys helping people achieve neat things in their communities.

When he’s not signing off grant applications, Jonathan enjoys the great outdoors, especially trout fishing, duck shooting and hunting and keeps his team entertained with his stories and knowledge of nature. He enjoys swimming, cycling and walking to keep fit. Jonathan loves sport and says he is probably New Zealand’s worst armchair critic when it comes to rugby and cricket.

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    16 Sep 2020
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