Foundation welcomes three new trustees
We are pleased to introduce Loren Anderson, Phil Hinton and Dan Radcliffe and welcome them to the Taranaki Foundation Board. Our newly appointed trustees bring a wealth of expertise that aligns with our purpose of inspiring a culture of giving and sharing in Taranaki.
Taranaki Foundation Chair Bryce Barnett says: “We are delighted to have these new members on our Board. Their sense of community and insights will be invaluable at such an exciting time for the Taranaki Foundation. We very much look forward to the contributions Loren, Phil and Dan will make to our work.”
Loren is a Taranaki local; her family has been farming in coastal Taranaki since the 1800s. Loren is very passionate about building strong and resilient communities. In her role as a business advisor at Velocite, she enjoys supporting people to navigate change, build business growth strategies, business planning, succession planning and also provides coaching for business owners.
She returned to Taranaki 10 years ago after time in the UK and studying in Wellington. she has been an active volunteer in the region in various roles.
“As a trustee of the Taranaki Foundation, I am looking forward to taking a long-term view to create a lasting intergenerational impact that will improve the lives of people in our community,” explains Loren.
Phil’s career background spans a 20-year tenure as a Partner at Telfer Young, then 15 years as Executive Director of KCL Property and General Manager of Augusta Funds Management. He is a big advocate for the Taranaki Foundation – what it does and what it can do – supporting initiatives that grow our region as a desirable place to live and work.
Phil believes that “many who live in Taranaki and call it home would like to be able to have a wide range of ways to pay it forward but don’t have a mechanism to easily do this. The Foundation can provide these options for everyone: from small, regular amounts through to larger lump sums. Everyone can contribute and everyone can benefit – we can all help Taranaki prosper.”
Dan is a local entrepreneur and businessman who lives in North Taranaki with his young family. The founder of a number of local businesses including International Volunteer HQ and Shining Peak Brewing, he specialises in social enterprises – “for profit” businesses that give back.
Through his work in business, Dan has enjoyed a number of successes including being awarded New Zealand Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014 and his induction into the World Entrepreneur Hall of Fame in 2015. In addition to his business interests, Dan is a board member of the Taranaki Rugby Football Union.
“As a trustee of the Taranaki Foundation, I hope to be able to provide a strong financial base from which we can support our community now and into the future.”
Taranaki Foundation is led by a team of voluntary trustees who view themselves as stewards of the Foundation for the Taranaki community. Our three new members join existing trustees: Bryce Barnett (Chair), Mark Bowden, Bridget Burke, Paul Goldsmith, Ken Horner and Sandy Smith. To find out more about each of our trustees, please visit Our People page.