Our advisory panel

Sir Rob Fenwick | Panel Convener is an environmental entrepreneur and an advocate for sustainable development and responsibility through his business and several governance roles. He is a founding director of Living Earth Ltd, the country's principal commercial composting business and Chairman of the Government's Waste Advisory Board. He's Chairman of Antarctica NZ and helped set up the NZ Business Council for Sustainable Development. He's a patron of many conservation organisations like Trees for Survival and NZ Native Plant Conservation Network and a long time trustee of WWF. He's also a director of St John, carboNZero and NZ Fast Forward. In 2008 he received a CNZM for services to conservation.

Phillip Mills is a pioneer of the international fitness industry and a driving force behind the popularisation of the modern exercise experience. Phillip was a Commonwealth Games 400 metre hurdles finalist in 1974 and 1978. Upon graduating from the University of California in 1978, Philip returned to New Zealand and joined Les Mills - the business his parents, Les and Colleen founded in 1968. There are now ten Les Mills clubs in New Zealand with a combined membership of 50,000. Les Mills group fitness programmes are distributed to 13,000 fitness clubs in 75 countries. 5 million people participate in a Les Mills programme each week. Phillip was Ernst and Young's Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004 and received a World Class New Zealander award for new thinking in 2009. Phillip is a committed advocate of sustainable business.

Sir Bob Harvey in addition to his long-held mayoralty of Waitakere City Council, has broad governance experience. He sits on the Aotea Centre Board of Management and is Vice President of Mayors for Peace, is a Member of the Australasian Mayors Council for Climate Change Coordination Committee, and until recently, was President of the New Zealand Peace Foundation and a Director of Te Papa Tongarewa. In addition to his dedication to environmental preservation, Bob has a close connection to sport via his long standing Presidency of Surf Life Saving New Zealand.

Ken Douglas (ONZ) brings vast workplace wisdom and experience to the Trust from past and present presidencies and directorships including Air New Zealand, New Zealand Post, NZ Rugby Union, Healthcare New Zealand and Asia NZ Foundation. Ken is a Porirua City Councilor and is a Justice of the Peace. In 1998 Ken was awarded the Order of New Zealand, our nations highest honour.

Sir Stephen Tindall Stephen founded NZ's biggest retail group, The Warehouse, in 1982 and served as Managing Director until 2001. In 2006, he was awarded the Blake Medal on behalf of the Sir Peter Blake Trust in recognition of his outstanding leadership contribution to New Zealand. In 2007, Tindall was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in recognition of services to business and the community. In 1995 he and his wife, Margaret, set up the Tindall Foundation, to provide a hand up to New Zealanders in need.