The Canterbury Cricket Trust is a registered charitable trust formed specifically for the long-term benefit of cricket in Canterbury.
The Trust is an entity closely linked to the Canterbury Cricket Association but operating independently from it. The members of the Board of Trustees are all prominent business people who share a love of cricket and the ability to drive and realise a vision for the future of one of our regional and national sports.
The Board of Trustees
Lee M C Robinson
Lee is a senior partner of Saunders Robinson Brown lawyers and has been in legal practice with Malley & Co and now with Saunders Robinson Brown since 1978. Lee practices in commercial, property and the business area, and has also acted for a wide range of sporting organisations and trusts and has been a Code of Conduct commissioner for New Zealand and Canterbury Cricket since 1994. Lee is also a trustee of a number of public and private charitable trusts in the health and sports areas of practice. He is a keen and active sportsman.
Arjun is a Director of his family-owned business, The Gill Group of Companies Limited. The Gill Group are Franchisor’s of the Little India Restaurants across New Zealand and also manage a property company.
Peter C Guthrey FNZIM
Peter is Managing Director of family-owned Christchurch business, Guthrey Holdings Ltd, the parent company of Tourism, Travel Agency and Property businesses. He brings a wealth of experience from his past positions on a number of boards including: former board member of Christ’s College; former board member of the Canterbury Chamber of Commerce; former Club Captain and board member of the Christchurch Golf Club; and former President of the Old Collegians’ Cricket Club.
Trevor Thornton is an independent company director, a Chartered member of the Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Chair of the Christchurch Stadium Trust. Past sport administration roles include the Victory Trust Board (Lancaster Park) and Canterbury Cricket.
Currently Managing Director of Martin’s Mitre 10 Westport and Lumberland Building Supplies, Kevin is a life member of Buller Cricket and Buller Basketball, and has held a number of positions on Buller Cricket. He is also a member of the Canterbury Cricket Advisory Group. Kevin’s other community interests include Buller Promotions, of which he is a past member. He is also a trustee of the Development West Coast Sports Trust.
The Honourable Sir John Hansen KNZM
Formerly an Executive Judge, Sir John is currently the Chair of Dunedin Venues Management Ltd. He is a former member of the New Zealand Cricket Board and the IRBJudicial Panel and has held numerous trustee positions throughout his illustrious career.
Himself a keen cricketer, Sir John played senior club cricket in Dunedin until 1979. Relocating to Hong Kong, Sir John captained the Kowloon Cricket Club and managed the Hong Kong national team during the 1980s. He is currently President of Willows Cricket Club in North Canterbury.
Malcolm is currently Manager of the Canterbury-Westland Branch of the New Zealand Law Society. He is probably best known for his outstanding contribution to Christchurch sport as a long time host of the Saturday Scoreboard Sports Show that was until recently broadcast on NewstalkZB in Christchurch. Malcolm is an accomplished speaker and MC and is highly regarded as an astute judge of sport and sportspeople.
Currently the Managing Director of Harrisons Quantity Surveyors, Stewart has spent nearly 30 years in the quantity surveying and project management industry. Stewart is an active member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors, he is a member of the NZIQS Disciplinary Board and serves as Chair on the NZIQS Canterbury Branch Board. Stewart is a Trustee of the Halberg Foundation (Canterbury) and sits on the Construction Advisory Committee concerning the delivery of various construction related courses at Ara Institute of Canterbury.
Jane Huria CNZM
Jane is Ngāi Tahu, affiliates to Ngāi Tūāhuriri and participates in her Marae at Tuahiwi in North Canterbury. Awarded a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to governance in 2012, Jane is a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
A professional director for more than 20 years, Jane has broad-based commercial, crown, Iwi and not for profit governance experience. She has consulted on and taught governance for the Institute of Directors, Sport NZ and Te Puni Kokiri nationally, as well as the Commonwealth Secretariat and a division of the World Bank internationally in Asia, the Pacific, India, Egypt, and Africa. Jane was a member of the inaugural Sport NZ board and has worked with the boards of many of the National and Regional Sporting Organisations.
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