Patrons

Sir Michael Hardie Boys, GNZM GCMG QSO KStJ

Patron

Sir Michael was born in Wellington, where after attending Hataitai School and Wellington College, he went on to Victoria University College, graduating BA, LlB. In 1995, he received the first GNZM awarded in 1996, and is a Knight of the Order of St John. He was New Zealand’s 17th Governor-General from 21 March 1996 to 21 March 2001, when he was awarded the Queen’s Service Order for Public Services.

 

Michael S Morris, ONZM

Vice-Patron

Michael is a chartered accountant by profession who has held senior directorship roles in many industries and has served on many boards in the private and community sector, chairing many of them. He was Chairman of the Karori Sanctuary Trust from 1995-2002 and since then has been Vice-Patron. In 1997 Michael received the award of Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for his services to business and the community.

Jim Lynch, QSM

Founder Vice-Patron

Jim was the originator and founder of the Trust in the early 1990’s. He has wide experience of ecology and conservation management at a national level and has designed large scale management systems and training programmes for major organisations. In 2001 he was awarded the QSM for services to conservation in Wellington. He is Chair of the Guardians and in November 2007 he was appointed Founder Vice-Patron.