The trustees and staff of the Wellington Community Trust (WCT) are responsible for distributing grants to the Wellington region and safeguarding the Trust’s investments.
Our trustees are appointed by the Minister of Finance for a term of 4 years. They bring a wide variety of experience to their governance role – combining investment, legal and financial expertise with a strong understanding of the communities across our region.
Their governance role includes:
- making decisions about applications for funding
- reviewing investments and investment strategy
- developing policies for grant-making and other WCT operations
- taking responsibility for our strategic direction.
ChairGerardine Clifford-Lidstone has extensive experience in developing strategies and support for Pacifica peoples, communities and organisations... Read more »
TrusteeJan, a born and bred Wellingtonian, has an extensive background in the health and social services sector... Read more »
TrusteeLiz brings a wealth of experience in local government and works closely with Māori, Pacifica and other groups in the Porirua area... Read more »
TrusteeBarry has nearly 40 years experience in investment and funds management, and community experience in education and the arts... Read more »
TrusteeClare is a qualified lawyer with a strong interest in the performing arts and literature... Read more »
ONZM QSM, TrusteeDawn has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector, especially the performing arts where she has led a wide range of projects... Read more »
TrusteeNorrey’s career in business, particularly governance, communications and property, is combined with her interests in sport and healthcare on the Kapiti Coast... Read more »
TrusteeNick is a business owner with many years of service in local government and is keen on the performing arts. He is based in Upper Hutt... Read more »
WCT has a small and dedicated staff who manage all the day-to-day work of the Trust and implement the strategies developed by the trustees.
Chief ExecutiveGeorgie Ferrari joined the Trust in August 2017. Georgie has more than 25 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, working in the areas of youth, health, housing, disability, education and violence prevention in New Zealand, New South Wales and Victoria, Australia... Read more »
Community Engagement & Funding ManagerKate has held positions in local government, tertiary education and the health and community sectors. She joined the Wellington Community Trust in 2013 as the Funding Advisor... Read more »
Communications Coordinator & Funding SupportMarysia joined the Wellington Community Trust in July 2016 after moving to Wellington from the UK... Read more »
Kendons Lower Hutt
Mercer New Zealand