Six trustees, chosen for their appropriate range and balance of skills and experience to ensure the sound management of the Trust and to assist the Trust in achieving its objectives, are appointed by Wellington City Council with guidance from the Guardians of the sanctuary. The Trust also has three patrons who were involved in its establishment.
Denise Church (QSO), Chair
Denise is a Wellington based company director and consultant. She has been chair of the Karori Sanctuary Trust Board since 2013 and is also Chair of the Institute of Environmental Science and Research. Denise was Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment from 1996 to 2001, and before that was Public Affairs Director for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in the UK. She has an active interest in conservation, science, education and youth development and the sanctuary’s kākā are regular visitors to her Kelburn garden.
Contact Denise at email@example.com.
Professor David Bibby (CNZM, PhD, DSc)
Professor Bibby was awarded the CNZM in June 2015 for ‘services to science and education’. This has comprised a 40-year career in science, management and education, including 10 years at Victoria University of Wellington as Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of Science, Engineering, Architecture and Design. He has also been Acting Head of the School of Economics and Finance at VUW, during which time he was lecturing in the faculty of Business and the faculty of Science.
Pete Monk has served two terms on the board of Positively Wellington Tourism, was Head of Marketing for Interislander, General Manager of Fly Buys, and Chief Executive in IT and manufacturing ventures. Pete currently manages Ata Rangi, a Martinborough vineyard, in tandem with his own photography business specialising in landscapes and nature. He is also chairman of Toast Martinborough, and treasurer of Featherston Booktown Trust. Pete has an active interest in nature and conservation. He contributed in the past as a transitional manager at ZEALANDIA, holds life membership of Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust, and is involved in a voluntary capacity with other conservation organisations and initiatives.