Our Board

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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:

Mr David Hansen – Chair, Northern Presbytery (North Shore)

Mr David Boswell – Deputy Chair, Northern Presbytery (Central)

Mr Mahaki Albert – Trustee, Te Aka Puaho

Ms Pam Elgar – Trustee, Kaimai Presbytery (Waikato)

Mr Jeremy Fleming – Independent Trustee

Ms Barbara Imlach – Northern Presbytery

Mr Nigel Little – Independent Trustee

Ms Yvonne Timaloa – Trustee, Pacific Island Synod