TECT is governed by six trustees who are elected by beneficiaries for a 4-year term. 

The terms of appointment of trustees are staggered so that three trustees retire every two years.  The next election of trustees will be held in 2022. The trustees, acting in accordance with the trust deed, are responsible for ensuring that the trust operates according to its key roles and meets all its regulatory and legal requirements.

Bill Holland


Bill was elected as a trustee in July 2012, was re-elected in July 2016, and re-elected again in July 2020.  He has been Chairperson of TECT since August 2014. Bill was born, raised and educated in Tauranga, has spent all of his working life here and is passionate about the area and its people.

Natalie Bridges

Deputy Chairperson

Natalie was elected as a trustee in August 2016, was re-elected in July 2020, and is Deputy Chairperson. Natalie is an advocate for Tauranga and the Western Bay’s growth to make it increasingly a place everyone wants to be. 

Peter Blackwell

Pete was elected as a trustee in July 2014 and re-elected in July 2018. Pete retired as a Detective Sergeant in the NZ Police in 2014 and lives at the Mount with his wife and son, with 3 elder children having left home. Pete's passion is to make this community a better place and as such has worked hard to make a difference.

Peter Farmer

Peter was elected as a trustee in July 2020. He is founder and owner with his son of the Farmer Group which includes Farmer Autovillage. Peter has been involved with various community organisations such as: chair of Bay Venues, deputy chair of Waipuna Hospice, founding member of Priority One and Acorn Foundation, board member of Tauranga Riding for the Disabled, NZ Avocado and NZ Motor Trade Association. Peter is also initiator/ funder of Takutimi Drive Flag Pole and RSA Papamoa Flag Pole as well as supporter/ funder of numerous other local community activities and projects.

Mark Arundel

Mark was appointed as trustee in July 2018.  Mark shares a vision of Healthy Thriving communities where healthy activity and connectedness are fostered for all. He brings nearly  four decades of Community Pharmacy and health related experience alongside governance and management roles.

Tina Jennen

Tina was appointed as trustee in July 2018.  She started her leased executive consultancy while completing an MBA at Waikato University.  Tina has since held a number of local executive and governance roles focused on technology, growth and change in the primary sector.   Since joining TECT, she has joined two more local nonprofits: Momenta and SociaLink.  She is also the Director of Waikatolink and Chronoptics in Hamilton.   Most recently, Tina was appointed to the Edmund Hillary Fellowship. 


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