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The staff at TECT manage the day to day operations of the Trust including the annual cheque distribution, community grants scheme, networking with other local funders and community organisations, and working on projects for the Trust.

Wayne Werder

Wayne Werder


The General Manager is a newly established role and is charged with effectively managing the operations and  programmes of the trust on behalf of the Trustees and in accordance with the Trust Deed.

Wayne has a strong background managing community and not-for-profit organisations. His previous role was as Chief Executive of Sport Bay of Plenty.  Through these roles, he has built strong networks within the Western Bay of Plenty region.  Wayne has a Masters in Management Studies from the University of Waikato, and has published several academic papers focused on strategic management.

A former NZ squash representative he remains active through a variety of sports as well as supporting his three daughters through their schooling and after school activities.

Wayne's email address is: wayne@tect.org.nz

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