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 trust deed currently calls for up to nine trustees – with up to six representing constituent presbyteries (including Te Aka Puaho (the Māori Presbytery and the Pacific Presbytery)) and three independents.

Presbyterian Support Northern Board of Trustees 2022:

Ms Pam Elgar ONZM – Co-Chair and Representative for Kaimai Presbytery (Waikato) and Trustee

Mr Nigel Little – Co-Chair and Independent Trustee

Ms Paula BakerIndependent Trustee

Mr Mark ConellyIndependent Trustee

Ms Barbara Imlach – Representative for Northern Presbytery

Ms Yvonne Timaloa – Representative for Pacific Island Synod and Trustee

Ms Rachael TuwhangaiIndependent Trustee