The current trustees are:
Eric is currently a partner in activist investment manager, Governance for Owners LLP, an independent director at Findel Plc (LSE listed) and National Exhibition Centre Ltd (local authority owned), a trustee of Goodenough College, The Stroke Association, The UK Friends of Auckland University (Chairman) and The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal UK. Previously, he was an audit partner in Deloitte in London for 25 years, the Finance Director (FD) of two listed companies, Wembley Plc and Amey Plc, and an independent director at Chloride Group Plc and Burtons Holdings. Outside of work, he is a keen follower of international rugby and cricket and enjoys opera, theatre and playing cricket in Wiltshire. He is the NZ Society UK New Zealander of the Year 2014.
Louise Chunn is a history graduate from the University of Auckland. In 1978, having finished her degree, she was the first female editor of Craccum, the university paper. She came to the UK in 1982 where she worked first as a journalist. She has been the editor of Psychologies, Good Housekeeping, In Style, ES Magazine and Just Seventeen;. she was also Women’s Page Editor of The Guardian and deputy editor of both Vogue and Elle.
She has now switched career and is the founder of welldoing.org, a platform with matches people with the therapists most suited to them. She recently won a highly coveted place on the Blackbox accelerator course in Palo Alto and her site is recommended by NHS Choices.
Mr Graham Eklund QC, Barrister, Lincoln’s Inn
Graham Eklund QC was at Auckland University between 1969 and 1974. Now he is a Barrister, practising from Lincoln’s Inn. He specialises in commercial law, insurance law, product liability claims and fraudulent civil claims. Beyond the law, sport and music (including trying to learn the saxophone) interest him most.”
Dr Julie Maxton, Executive Director of the Royal Society
Dr Julie Maxton is the Executive Director of the Royal Society, whose current President is the Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse. Before taking up her position at the Royal Society in 2011 Julie was Registrar at the University of Oxford where she is an Honorary Fellow of University College. Originally trained as a barrister at the Middle Temple Julie combined a career as a practising lawyer with that of an academic, holding a number of senior academic positions, including those of Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Julie is the author of numerous articles concerned with trusts, equity, commercial and property law. She is on a number of Committees and Boards as well as being a governor of Haberdasher Aske’s Girls School, a Board member of Engineering UK and a Bencher at the Middle Temple. Julie received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Auckland in 2014.
Professor Janice Rymer, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, King’s College London, School of Medicine
Mr Robert Whitehouse