The Executive and The Board
The directors of Trinity Lands are appointed by the shareholding trusts – Lichfield Lands, Longview Trust and Hillview Trust. They have a wide range of business experience and a strong connection to the charitable values of Trinity Lands.
Chief Executive Officer
Peter is an orchardist, dairy farmer and grandson of Lichfield Lands and Longview Trust founder Robert Auld.
Peter has been involved with Trinity Lands since it was created to bring together the three founding Trusts in 2011, and has been CEO since 2017.
During his six-year tenure as chair of Zespri International, Peter was named Deloitte Top 200 2018 New Zealand chairperson of the year.
Peter is chair of Fonterra.
Chief Financial Officer
Ngaire has been a trustee of Lichfield Lands since 1999 and CFO of Trinity Lands since 2011. She was part of the team that worked through the amalgamation and formation of Trinity Lands. She is a Chartered Accountant and has served in a number of service and charitable organisations in the roles of CEO, finance and governance.
General Manager Sustainability
Brett joined Trinity Lands in 2019 as the GM Sustainability. He has held a variety of positions in education, both in the secondary and tertiary sectors, and has himself pursued a wide range of qualifications over the years, including a business studies degree, indigenous studies diploma, and certificate in career counselling.
General Manager Orchards
Nathan spent more than seven years dairy farming before he switched to horticulture – and he’s never looked back. In his 22 years with Lichfield and then Trinity Lands, he has done everything from building orchard structures, planting, and installing irrigation to his current role overseeing all Trinity Lands’ orchards. Nathan has a permanent team of around 25, which balloons to around 130 during seasonal spikes.
Ian is the chair of Lichfield Lands, one of Trinity’s shareholder trusts, and is a trustee or director of several other charities. He joined the Trinity Lands board in 2019 and has a background in kiwifruit growing, mission, and charitable work. Ian and his wife Nikki worked in various aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land Australia with MAF between 1994 and 2010.
Daryl joined Trinity Lands in 2017, having served as a trustee for Longview Trust since 2009. Daryl is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors. He has held a variety of senior corporate roles and is currently CFO at Port Nelson.
Paul started his career in the building industry. Since 1980, he has been involved in dairying in the Waikato – from farm worker to owner and equity partner. More recently Paul and his wife Chris and family have invested in the kiwifruit industry. Paul is director of a group that has producing and developing orchards in the Bay of Plenty.
Tim is executive general manager of Business Banking at ASB. His 30-year corporate career spans the domestic and export food sector, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, and the financial services sector. Previous roles include managing director of Goodman Fielder NZ, managing director Fonterra Brands NZ and chair of the NZ Food and Grocery Council.
Brent was appointed to the board of Trinity Lands in March 2021 and holds a professional background in commercial real estate. Brent has held a number of senior roles and is presently the Executive Chairman of CBRE New Zealand and leads the CBRE Capital Markets practice.