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Josh Hickford

Josh Hickford FCA

Chief Executive

A proud Taranaki local, Josh’s finance expertise, philanthropic endeavors, and deep regional passion uniquely position him to lead Taranaki Foundation.

As a dedicated chartered accountant, Josh’s career spanned PwC and TSB Bank, and he holds a role on the NZ Council for CA ANZ (Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand). Triumphing over cancer, Josh found purpose in giving back, co-founding Ripple—a nationwide cancer support app—and supporting the Cancer Society of NZ.

Recognized as a 2021 Local Hero Medallist and Semi-Finalist in the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards, Josh’s impact extends across the nation. His involvement with CFNZ and the Cancer Society takes him across New Zealand, showcasing his belief in grassroots initiatives’ potency.

In 2022, Josh’s exceptional contributions garnered him a Fellowship from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, underscoring his commitment to both his profession and community.

With Taranaki Foundation, Josh envisions a brighter future for generations to come, fueled by community engagement, collaboration, and enduring vibrancy.

Me hoki whakamuri, kia anga whakamua: look to your past experiences in order to forge the future.