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 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.
Mark was elected as a trustee in July 2018, and was re-elected in November 2022. Mark shares a vision of healthy, thriving communities where health, activity and connectedness are fostered for all. He brings nearly four decades of Community Pharmacy and health related experience alongside governance and management roles.
Kate was elected as a trustee in November 2022. She is a practising barrister who specialises in resource management law and has considerable experience in local government, administrative and employment law. Kate has served on a number of boards in the past, including Surf Life Saving NZ and NZ Garden and Art Festival Trust, and is currently the Chair of Mount Main Street.
Institute of Directors New Zealand
TECT has joined as a host board for The Future Directors® programme through the Institute of Directors New Zealand. The programme is designed for the next generation of directors, where Future Directors are invited to sit on a company’s board and participate in all board matters. However, they are not permitted to vote.
The programme provides people with governance potential and ambition the opportunity to participate on a board. As well as benefitting Future Directors through mentorship, host boards benefit from exposure to diverse talent, ideas, and experiences.
TECT has assigned two Future Directors for 12 months until the end of July 2024.