Melissa Gibson

Chief Executive Officer

Ko Mataatua te waka
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Ko Melissa Gibson toku ingoa

Melissa is the Chief Executive Officer of the Trust, having been the Chairperson of the Trust for 7 years. She takes care of the day-to-day management of the Trust.

Melissa is passionate about giving back to the community and sits on a number of committees and boards, as well as being involved with volunteer work. She likes to challenge the status quo and shake things up, and is always looking at alternative ways to make our grant making more effective, more meaningful and more mana-enhancing for the not-for-profit sector.

Melissa has been the CEO since August 2019, and can be contacted on 027 468 0698 or email