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Board

Chief Executive


Trevor Garrett

Registration and Compliance

 Chris Winstanley

General Manager Corporate

 Barry Hayman

General Manager Education

 Philip Kearney

Manager
 Policy and Research

 Adrian Shields


 

Trevor Garrett

Trevor Garrett - Chief Executive 

Trevor Garrett was appointed Chief Executive of the Charities Commission on 8 September 2005.

Formerly, Trevor was Chief Executive of the Casino Control Authority, which he led for 13 years. During this time, Trevor developed New Zealand’s casino licensing process and led international initiatives to streamline gaming regulation and reduce compliance costs. He is a past Chairman of the International Association of Gaming Regulators.

Trevor has also occupied senior roles at the Department of Internal Affairs, including Chief Executive of Recreation and Community Development, and oversight of the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board, Gaming, Racing, Passports, Citizenship and Censorship. He has been a visiting lecturer at a number of universities on the subject of recreation planning and administration, and community recreation.

His voluntary roles have included former chairman of the Auckland Hockey Association and the Victoria Avenue School Board of Trustees, and a youth hockey coach at representative, club and school levels. He was President of the NZ Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation for a number of terms.

He has studied at Otago University’s School of Physical Education, Auckland Secondary Teachers College, Indiana University, Victoria University and Harvard University.

He received the 1990 Commemoration Medal for Services to New Zealand.

Chris WinstanleyChris Winstanley – General Manager, Registration and Compliance

(Mrs) Chris Winstanley is general manager Registration and Compliance.  In this role, she is responsible for the registration of charities, operations, and monitoring and investigations.
Chris previously held the role of manager, Registration, with the Commission, and oversaw the initial registration of charities leading to the population of the Charities Register.
Before joining the Charities Commission, Chris held senior roles with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, and Christchurch College of Education.  These roles, and others in education, particularly in rural areas, means she has a strong understanding of the significant part volunteers and voluntary organisations play in helping communities thrive.
Chris enjoys working alongside and within the charitable sector. Her recent voluntary roles have included being treasurer and director for Habitat for Humanity (Porirua) and treasurer for St Michael’s Anglican Church. 

Barry Hayman Barry Hayman – General Manager, Corporate Services 

Barry Hayman is general manager, Corporate.  In this role, he is responsible for the provision of corporate services to the Commission, including the provision of legal, corporate and human resources advice, communications, IT, financial and accounting services, and administrative assistance.
Barry previously held the role of Corporate Services manager for the Charities Commission.
Formerly, Barry was manager, Finance and Assurance with another Crown entity, the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, where he was responsible for its financial reporting and management.  Prior to that, he was the Group Accountant for a publicly-listed company. 

Philip Kearney Philip Kearney – General Manager, Education

Philip Kearney joined the Commission as general manager, Education, after three years as chief executive of Sport Wanganui. 
In his role with the Commission, he is responsible for scoping and managing the delivery of governance and management education and support for the sector.
Philip has also held roles with the Universal College of Learning (UCOL), where he was business development manager and also as CEO for Enterprise Wanganui, the local economic development agency. He has had experience in advising small businesses and not-for-profit groups; and has held education roles in strategic planning, management, marketing and human resources.
He was a member of the World Vision board for more than ten years, and has also served on and helped a number of boards in his local community.

Adrian Shields Adrian Shields – Manager, Policy and Research

Adrian joined the Commission in February 2006 as Manager of Policy and Research and was part of the team that established the Commission's registration process.
Adrian supports the Commission’s engagement with key Crown stakeholders including Inland Revenue, Statistics NZ, and the Companies Office and he also works with a range of Crown agencies as they look at policy changes that will impact on the charitable sector.
Before joining the Commission Adrian was a senior solicitor at Te Puni Kokiri, and had worked in a range of policy, legislative review, and Ministerial advice roles across the public service.
Adrian has worked in a variety of voluntary roles including school Board of Trustees, management of sporting clubs, and in fundraising for charities.
 

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