Our Board

There are nine Trustees appointed by the Minister of Finance. They are selected for their professional or community-based experience, and must live within the Trust’s region. Appointments are usually for a four-year period.

Our Trustees

 

CHAIR SHELLEY MITCHELL-JENKINS

Horowhenua
Shelly Mitchell-Jenkins is the Chair of Eastern & Central Community Trust.Shelly grew up in Whanganui, and has lived in Wellington and Japan. She now shares her time between Napier and Levin, as the owner of Levin-based Chartered Accountancy practice Colbert Cooper.She studied at Massey University, and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant, and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. Shelly has served on the ECCT Board for six years, and is also a director of Electra Limited (the Horowhenua-Kapiti lines company) and a Trustee of Horowhenua Scholarship Trust and Levin Charitable Trust.“I love being involved with ECCT because it allows me to utilise the skills and knowledge developed over my working life, professionally, and from being involved in lots of community and not-for-profit organisations, in an organisation that has a goal to improve the lives of the people in our region.”

TRUSTEE ANNA HANSEN

Hawke's Bay
Anna Hansen is from Hawke’s Bay.

TRUSTEE SARAH PAKU

Wairoa
Sarah Paku is from Wairoa.

TRUSTEE MARK KILMISTER

Hawke's Bay
Mark Kilmister is from Hawke’s Bay.

DEPUTY CHAIR DAVID LEA

Pahiatua
David Lea is the Deputy Chair of Eastern & Central Community Trust, and is from Pahiatua.

TRUSTEE GEORGINA MORRISON

Pahiatua
Georgina Morrison is from Pahiatua.

TRUSTEE BRYAN GUY

Manawatu
Bryan Guy is from Manawatu.

TRUSTEE STEPHEN KERR

Wairarapa
Stephen Kerr is from Wairarapa.

TRUSTEE RON GARROD

Wairarapa
Ron Garrod is from Wairarapa.