PSN’s Board of Trustees has overall responsibility for the governance of the organisation.

Its responsibilities are to:

  • establish and plan PSN’s future direction, guided by its vision and values
  • monitor PSN’s performance against its stated critical success factors
  • employ and regularly evaluate the chief executive, and set delegated authorities
  • approve the annual plan and budget
  • ensure all aspects of PSN’s endeavour are undertaken in a proper, legal and ethical manner
  • liaise with communities, promote the activities and services of PSN, and enlist the provision of financial and other resources
  • report annually to constituents through annual general meetings.

The trustees work in close partnership with our CEO to fulfill the board’s responsibilities, achieve objectives and implement policies.

Our constitution currently calls for ten trustees – seven representing constituent presbyteries (or equivalent) and Te Aka Puaho (the Māori Synod) and three independents appointed by the board itself. At least eight of the trustees should be members of a Presbyterian parish or a cooperating ministry that includes the Presbyterian Church.

The current board is:

Ms Margie Apa – Chair and representative for Pacific Island Synod
Ms Judy Whiteman – Deputy Chair and Independent Trustee
Rev Chris Barnard – Representative for Kaimai Presbytery (Bay of Plenty)
Ms Angela Sanson – Representative for Kaimai Presbytery (Waikato)
Mr Richard Wood – Independent Trustee
Mr David Hansen – Representative for Northern Presbytery (North Shore)
Mr David Boswell – Independent Trustee
Ms Robyn Corrigan – Independent Trustee
Rev Amiria Te Whiu – Representative for Te Aka Puaho

 

Presbyterian Support Northern is also actively involved on the Boards of New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services and the James Liston Hostel Trust