Trustees Executors is governed by a Board of Directors with a range of commercial experience and a deep understanding of the special fiduciary responsibilities involved, they are:
LLB (Hons), Chair
Sarah was appointed as Chair of the TEL Board in July 2018. A sole legal practitioner, she has more than 30 years’ experience in the commercial sector. She has advised many major institutions on a variety of acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures and takeovers and is currently serving as a trustee for the University of Auckland Foundation. As former National Chair of legal firm Buddle Findlay and most recently Chair of the Public Trust, she has significant financial services and governance experience.
Sarah is a graduate of the University of Victoria in Wellington (LLB (Hons)) and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
M.Finance (Science-po, Paris); M.A. (Geneva)
David has been employed as strategist by Sterling Grace group since 2013. Sterling Grace (NZ) Limited is the NZ shareholder of Trustees Executors. David has, therefore, been supporting Trustees Executors’ business strategy for all of that period.
David was also a Director of the New Zealand listed company Tourism Holdings Limited for more than 2 years and is Managing Director of the holding of the Austrian based pump engineering company Sonnek Group.
David holds a Master of Finance of the Sciences-po University in Paris and a Diploma of the Geneva University.
BCom (Marketing) and DipGrad (Finance)
Matt has more than 15 years’ experience in financial and trustee services industries, having held senior leadership roles at BNZ, NAB and Public Trust encompassing strategy, brand, marketing, sales and organisational transformation.
He is a graduate of the University of Otago (BCom (Marketing) and DipGrad (Finance)) and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
C.A., B. Bus, Accounting, Business
Mark is an experienced businessman and professional director, specialising in corporate governance. He has a number of board roles in many sectors including financial services, investment, infrastructure, FMCG, transport, agriculture, health and education. His experience covers listed and private companies, Crown entities and charitable trusts.
He is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Chartered member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, and is also a Justice of the Peace.