The Canterbury Cricket Trust is a registered charitable trust formed specifically for the long-term benefit of cricket in Canterbury.

The Trust is an entity closely linked to the Canterbury Cricket Association but operating independently from it. The members of the Board of Trustees are all prominent business people who share a love of cricket and the ability to drive and realise a vision for the future of one of our regional and national sports.

The first major project for the Trust is to raise funds through the Hagley Oval Foundation to establish an international-standard quality ground at Hagley Oval. The success of this project will provide a permanent home for Canterbury Cricket and enable Christchurch to once again play host to prestigious international matches.

 

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Lee M C Robinson NZOM

Lee is a senior partner of Saunders Robinson Brown lawyers and has been in legal practice with Malley & Co and now with Saunders Robinson Brown since 1978. Lee practices in commercial, property and the business area, and has also acted for a wide range of sporting organisations and trusts and has been a Code of Conduct commissioner for New Zealand and Canterbury Cricket since 1994. Lee is also a trustee of a number of public and private charitable trusts in the health and sports areas of practice. He is a keen and active sportsman.


Peter C Guthrey FNZIM

Peter is Managing Director of family-owned Christchurch business, Guthrey Holdings Ltd, the parent company of Tourism, Travel Agency and Property businesses. He brings a wealth of experience from his past positions on a number of boards including: former board member of Christ’s College; former board member of the Canterbury Chamber of Commerce; former Club Captain and board member of the Christchurch Golf Club; and former President of the Old Collegians’ Cricket Club.


Trevor Thornton

Trevor Thornton is a former Partner and Chairman of Grant Thornton New Zealand Limited. He continues to consult for Grant Thornton in both professional and business development roles. Trevor is a Trustee of the Christchurch Stadium Trust which administers the temporary stadium at Addington. He is also a former member of the Victory Park Board and a former treasurer of Canterbury Cricket.


Kevin Scanlon

Currently Managing Director of Martin’s Mitre 10 Westport and Lumberland Building Supplies, Kevin is a life member of Buller Cricket and Buller Basketball, and has held a number of positions on Buller Cricket. He is also a member of the Canterbury Cricket Advisory Group. Kevin’s other community interests include Buller Promotions, of which he is a past member. He is also a trustee of the Development West Coast Sports Trust.


The Honourable Sir John Hansen KNZM

Formerly an Executive Judge, Sir John is currently the Chair of Dunedin Venues Management Ltd. He is a former member of the New Zealand Cricket Board and the IRB Judicial Panel and has held numerous trustee positions throughout his illustrious career.

Himself a keen cricketer, Sir John played senior club cricket in Dunedin until 1979. Relocating to Hong Kong, Sir John captained the Kowloon Cricket Club and managed the Hong Kong national team during the 1980s. He is currently President of Willows Cricket Club in North Canterbury.


Malcolm Ellis

Malcolm is currently Manager of the Canterbury-Westland Branch of the New Zealand Law Society. He is probably best known for his outstanding contribution to Christchurch sport as a long time host of the Saturday Scoreboard Sports Show that was until recently broadcast on NewstalkZB in Christchurch. Malcolm is an accomplished speaker and MC and is highly regarded as an astute judge of sport and sportspeople.


Craig Thiele

Craig is currently senior commercial broker for Cowdy & Co with 38 years experience selling and leasing commercial property. He represented Canterbury at first Class Level between 1980-1987.