Lewis Grant Chair
Lewis Grant is an Auckland based trust lawyer. He is a highly regarded and nationally recognised expert in this area. Lewis provides specialist advice on structuring estate and asset plans including resettlements and variations of trusts. He is particularly experienced in succession planning and acts in the administration of many trusts.
Paul France Trustee
Paul France is a retired international media executive who occupied senior positions in the news and production areas of TVNZ before heading offshore to be CEO of the Asia-Pacific regional satellite TV Asia Business news and, after a merger, President of CNBC Asia. During these assignments he has had wide experience with the integration of computers to create captions and other graphics within television transmissions.
Mattie Wall Trustee
Originally trained as a secondary teacher, Mattie worked for 11 years in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This was followed by a move into public relations. On moving to Auckland 18 years ago, Mattie undertook projects in the local government, architecture and biotechnology sectors. Mattie was Director of Donor Stewardship at The University of Auckland Business School until 2008. She also developed a series of community initiatives in South Auckland for the Glenn Family Foundation in 2012.
Jonathan Godfrey Trustee
Dr Jonathan Godfrey is an elected member of the board of Blind Citizens NZ where he holds the position of Vice President.
Employed as a lecturer in statistics at Massey University, Jonathan brings a range of life, employment and governance experiences to the MACT board, including serving on Palmerston North City Council committees, the Disability Support Advisory Committee of the Mid Central DHB and worked with community advocacy services.
David Kent Trustee
David is a retired rural banking manager, having spent almost 50 years working in in the rural industry in Canterbury. Since 2005 he has chaired the Southern Hearing Charitable Trust in Christchurch, which holds the Cochlear Implant Program contract with the Ministry of Health for the lower North Island and South Island.
David has been on the Council of The National Foundation for the Deaf since 2012. He is also a member of the Captioning Working Group, which actively works towards the increase of captioned content in New Zealand.