Meet the trustees Ko ngā Kaitarati

Dayle, Lady Mace MNZM (Chair)

Dayle Mace

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Dayle, Lady Mace MNZM (Co-Chair)

Dayle Mace has been a long-standing supporter and patron of both the visual arts and theatre in New Zealand. Dayle is an ardent advocate of contemporary New Zealand art and was on the Philanthropy Taskforce set up to look at and advise on philanthropy in New Zealand.

Her board portfolio includes Auckland Art Gallery Trust board, Toi o Tamaki Foundation and Arts Regional Trust Board Trustee. She is also Chair of the P A Edmiston Trust and Co-chair of the Auckland Theatre Company Patrons.

Hon. Dame Fran Wilde

Fran Wilde

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Hon. Dame Fran Wilde 

Dame Fran Wilde has had a career in politics and business. Political roles included Cabinet Minister (as MP for Wellington Central), Mayor of Wellington, and Chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council. She has been chair or director of a number of companies in the private and public sectors and was CEO of the NZ Trade Development Board for six years.

As an MP, Fran successfully sponsored the Homosexual Law Reform and Adult Adoption Information Bills. Ministerial portfolios included Tourism, Disarmament, and Foreign Affairs & Trade. Highlights of her mayoralty included development/renewal of core infrastructure, revitalisation of Wellington’s inner city and the adoption of the “Absolutely Positively Wellington” brand, now synonymous with the capital.

Fran has also held other diverse roles across the government and non-profit sectors, from Chief Crown Negotiator for Treaty of Waitangi Claims to Chair of the New Zealand International Arts Festival.

Fran was named a Dame of the NZ Order of Merit (DNZM) in 2017 and awarded a QSO in 1995. She is a politics graduate from VUW, which later named her an honorary Doctor of Laws. She is a Chartered Fellow of the NZ Institute of Directors and has been Wellingtonian of the Year and a Westpac Woman of Influence.

Lyndsey Partridge 

Lyndsey Partridge

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Lyndsey Partridge 

Lyndsey Partridge is a trustee of a number of private discretionary trusts and the University of Auckland School of Medicine Foundation.  A Special Counsel at Chapman Tripp until 2017 Lyndsey specialised in trust law. She is an expert in trust governance and administration and charities law.  She has advised many substantial New Zealand charities and non-profit organisations and was closely involved in Chapman Tripp’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme and pro bono legal work.

From 2004 and 2017 Lyndsey was a member of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners and has been a trustee, officer and board member of various associations and not for profit organisations.

Kent Gardner

Kent Gardner

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Kent Gardner

Kent Gardner is co-founder and CEO of Evans Randall Investors, the London based private equity real estate investor, which has undertaken some £9 billion of real estate transactions both in London and in some of the major cities across Europe. Evans Randall Investors recently established an office in New Zealand.

Kent is also a trustee of The Arts Foundation and was formerly a trustee of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal UK. For many years Kent has been a passionate donor, patron and advisor to a substantial number of NZ charities, education and sporting organisations seeking to garner support and donations in both New Zealand and the UK.

Kent was named UK New Zealander of the year in 2012 and is a Kea World Class New Zealander.

Tania Bearsley

Tania Bearsley

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Tania Bearsley

A connector of people who enjoys helping individuals and businesses to achieve their goals through introductions, Tania Bearsley is Kea New Zealand’s Regional Director for UK and Europe. At Kea, Tania brings together her passions for events, people, and networking to enable Kiwis to succeed around the globe.

Following a career in hotels, catering and events, Tania volunteered her time as President of The New Zealand Society (UK) 2013-2015, produced colouring books for adults, and has recently been involved as research lead for Dream Catchers, a broadcast interview series which tells the stories of inspiring Kiwis in the UK.

Cameron Harland

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Cameron Harland

Cameron has strong commercial, film, and digital experience and is currently a director of Weta Workshop. He also has an advertising and media background having held roles at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellington and London, and sports management at New Zealand Rugby.

He is Chief Executive of New Zealand on Air. Cameron was educated at Victoria University of Wellington where he graduated with an LLB and BA.  

Frances Crombie

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Frances Crombie

Frances Crombie is an Art Advisor in Wellington, advising clients on the acquisition of artwork and helping make art accessible for new collectors. She has experience organising corporate art events, running boutique art tours and involvement with arts focused charities. 

Frances has a legal background, working in private practice and then as the Legal and Business Affairs Director for the publishing subsidiary of a publicly listed media company in London. Returning to Wellington, Frances completed postgraduate study in Art History at Victoria University. She holds an L.L.B and B.A (Hons) from the University of Canterbury and Victoria University.