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 2020. 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 and was re-elected in July 2016.  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 appointed a trustee in August 2016. Natalie is an advocate for Tauranga and the Western Bay’s growth to make it increasingly a place everyone wants to be. Natalie is also a trustee on the boards of the Tauranga Art Gallery Foundation, and the innovative arts and culture hub The Incubator.

Peter Blackwell

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

Amanda Sutcliffe

Amanda was elected as a Trustee in August 2016. Amanda is a director of accountancy firm Sutcliffe Graham & Co and a full member of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand. She has a number of years’ experience in business advisory services, statutory compliance and management accounting.

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  along side governance and management roles.

Tina Jennen

Tina was appointed a Trustee in July 2018.  Tina started her leased executive consultancy while completing the MBA at Waikato University.  She has since held a number of executive and governance roles focused on growth and change in the primary sector. 


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