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 the Canterbury Cricket Trust was involved in was raising funds for the Hagley Oval Foundation to establish an international-standard quality ground. The success of this project has provided a permanent home for Canterbury Cricket and has enabled Christchurch to once again play host to prestigious international matches.
The Canterbury Cricket Trust administer the Hagley Oval Pavilion Club where the club’s members enjoy unlimited access to test and international matches from the comfort of the Hadlee Pavilion. Read more about becoming a member here.
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Lee M C Robinson MNZM
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. Lee was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to the community and sport. This is a testament to the significant effort that Lee has put into the various organisations and initiatives that he has been a part of with Canterbury Cricket Trust being one of the significant achievements. Linkedin profile
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. In late 2017 Peter was appointed by the government as Chair of the Christchurch Cathedral Restoration Trust. Linkedin profile
Trevor Thornton is an independent company director, a Chartered member of the Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Chair of the Christchurch Stadium Trust. Past sport administration roles include the Victory Trust Board (Lancaster Park) and Canterbury Cricket. Linkedin profile
Jane Huria CNZM
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Jane is Ngāi Tahu, affiliates to Ngāi Tūāhuriri and participates in her Marae at Tuahiwi in North Canterbury. Awarded a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to governance in 2012, Jane is a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
A professional director for more than 20 years, Jane has broad-based commercial, crown, Iwi and not for profit governance experience. She has consulted on and taught governance for the Institute of Directors, Sport NZ and Te Puni Kokiri nationally, as well as the Commonwealth Secretariat and a division of the World Bank internationally in Asia, the Pacific, India, Egypt, and Africa. Jane was a member of the inaugural Sport NZ board and has worked with the boards of many of the National and Regional Sporting Organisations.
Currently Managing Director of Martin’s Mitre 10 Westport and Lumberland Building Supplies, He is also a director of the Westport News. Kevin is a life member of Buller Cricket and Buller Basketball, and has held a number of positions on Buller Cricket and is the current chairman. . He is also a trustee and chairman of the Buller Sports Alliance.
The Honourable Sir John Hansen KNZM
Formerly an Executive Judge, Sir John is the former Chair of Dunedin Venues Management Ltd, 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. Relocating to Hong Kong, Sir John captained the Kowloon Cricket Club and managed the Hong Kong national team during the 1980s. He is the past President of Willows Cricket Club in North Canterbury
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.
Currently the Managing Director of Harrisons Quantity Surveyors, Stewart has spent nearly 30 years in the quantity surveying and project management industry. Stewart is an active member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors, he is a member of the NZIQS Disciplinary Board and serves as Chair on the NZIQS Canterbury Branch Board. Stewart is a Trustee of the Halberg Foundation (Canterbury) and sits on the Construction Advisory Committee concerning the delivery of various construction related courses at Ara Institute of Canterbury.
Arjun is a Director of his family-owned business, The Gill Group of Companies Limited. The Gill Group are Franchisor’s of the Little India Restaurants across New Zealand and also manage a property company.