Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

ABOUT THE BOARD

STEVEN FYFE
CHAIR

Steven joined the Board in 2012 and has been Chair since December 2016.
Steven undertakes various governance and community roles including Co-Operative Bank, Cigna Insurance, Red Cross Foundation and Victoria University Foundation.
Steven lives in Wellington and he and Catherine have been RNZB supporters and subscribers for many years.

 

TOBY BEHAN
TRUSTEE

Toby lives in Christchurch and joined the Board in 2018.
Toby has been active in the dance world, as General Manager of Southern Ballet Theatre (2003 – 4), as the chair of the Dance and Physical Theatre Trust in Christchurch (2005 – 8) and as a Trustee of the Christchurch Dance Education Bursary Trust (2003 – 15). From 2005 – 13 he acted as a strategic assessor for dance funding applications to Creative New Zealand, and since 2015 has served as a Chair for Arts Grants funding rounds for Creative New Zealand.

 

LISA BATES
TRUSTEE

Lisa lives in Auckland and joined the Board in 2018.
Lisa is an experienced performing arts executive and governor, including a recently completed six year term as a Trustee on the NZSO, and is currently also a Trustee of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision. Lisa advises various entities on fund-raising strategies and campaigns.

 

LILIAS BELL
TRUSTEE

Lilias lives in Wellington and joined the Board in 2018, prior to which she was a supporter and donor.
Lilias led her own HR Recruitment business for many years and is now undertakes a variety of governance and HR consulting roles.

 

ROS BURDON
TRUSTEE

Ros lives in Christchurch and has been on the Board of the RNZB since 2012.
She has been involved as a board member of Arts organisations over many years including:

-Canterbury Opera
-Christchurch Arts Festival
-Te Papa Tongarewa
-Arts Foundation

 

CANDIS CRAVEN
TRUSTEE

Candis joined the Board in 2011 and was Chair until December 2016.

In her Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board and ASB Community Trust now Foundation North roles Candis was engaged with the boards and senior staff of major arts organisations in Auckland on a daily basis for 17 years and got to know the workings of the performing arts companies extremely well:

-Auckland Theatre Company
-New Zealand Opera
-Auckland Philharmonia
-Auckland Festival of the Arts

 

ISAAC HIKAKA
TRUSTEE

A lawyer by profession, Isaac joined the Board in 2016 after many years as a passionate supporter of the RNZB.  Isaac lives in Auckland, and is also a trustee of the Auckland Theatre Company and a trustee of the Theatre Foundation.  His iwi are Ngaruahine, Ngati Ruanui, Ngati Maniapoto and Ngati Tuwharetoa

Isaac is a member of the RNZB Audit and Risk Committee.

 

TRISH OAKLEY
TRUSTEE

Trish lives in Dunedin and joined the board in 2017, prior to which she was a donor and subscriber.

Active in governance across sectors. Trish has many years’ experience in arts partnership management and is a prior trustee of Dunedin’s Fortune Theatre.

Trish is a member of the RNZB Audit and Risk Committee.

 

JOHN RYAN
TRUSTEE

John lives in Raumati and joined the Board in 2017. He has extensive arts governance experience having previously chaired the New Zealand School of Dance and was a member of the RBNZ Board in the early 2000’s. John is also a Trustee of the New Zealand Festival and the Wellington Jazz Festival.

John is the Chair of the RNZB Audit and Risk Committee.

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