Public Trust appoints directors

Public Trust has made two appointments to its board of directors.

Thursday, February 27th 2020, 8:49PM

Meleane Burgess and Kevin Murphy have been added to its board of directors, and John Duncan has been promoted to deputy chair.

Burgess has extensive experience in advisory roles. She was previously part of an advisory group for the Ministry for Pacific Peoples and is currently involved in the Pacific Steering Group for the Ministry of Social Development; director of the meta-charity The Good Collective and founder and executive committee member of the Waikato Pacific Business Network.

She is also the director for Dynamic Advisory, which provides business advisory and tax compliance services.

Based in the Waikato, she serves as deputy chair for the board of trustees for Hillcrest High School and is treasurer for the Waikato Samoan Association.

Murphy is an experienced managing director in the financial services industry, having spent 38 years with TSB, including eight years combined as managing director and CEO. He retired from TSB in 2018.

He now has a portfolio of governance roles, including Augusta Capital, SBS Bank, Finance Now and Adele Senior Living, and is a trustee and deputy chair of Venture Taranaki Trust.

He is also a board member for the Taranaki Rugby Football Union and the New Plymouth Operatic Society.

He is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a chartered member of the Institute of Directors.

Duncan has been a board member for Public Trust since November 2015. He also serves as the deputy chair of Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities and is the current executive director of the Auckland Investment Office.

Public Trust Board chair Ian Fitzgerald said he was delighted with the new appointments and the capability they brought to the governance team.

"Public Trust is entering an exciting new growth phase with an emphasis on building and expanding the company’s future capability. The wide-ranging industry experience that Meleane and Kevin bring to this endeavour is invaluable," he says.

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