Meet the Trustees
New Zealand Poppy Places Trust Trustees
Founder, Chair and Trustee
Terry is now retired, earlier served as a logistician in the New Zealand Army for 34 years reaching senior rank, followed with a number of years leading procurement and logistic processes in the banking sector in New Zealand.
Project Manager and Trustee
Joe served in the New Zealand Army for 25 years as a logistician followed by a career in the commercial sector food industry involving operational and project management and managing a billion dollar operation. He has previously been involved in another war memorial project and has published three histories. He is now retired.
John served as a logistician and trainer in the NZ Army for 27 Years retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2000. This service has been followed by 14 years in Primary Education, including seven years as the Principal of Pinehaven School and the last three years as Principal of Paekakariki School.
Wayne is in his fourth term as Mayor of Upper Hutt, and is also a trained Pharmacist. He is currently the Deputy Chair of Hutt Valley DHB. Wayne has wide-ranging board experience. He also holds several Directorships.
Brian is a Consultant with the law firm DLA Piper New Zealand, having been a corporate and commercial partner with the firm for 25 year. He advises a wide range of clients in the private and public sectors on a wide range of commercial, corporate, governance and regulatory matters, across numerous industry sectors.
Treasurer and Trustee
Bruce is a Chartered Accountant with experience in working with small and medium sized enterprises in a CA firm. He has also worked for NZ Defence Force for 20 years in a wide range of finance, strategy and performance roles.
Phillip Blundell MNZM
Secretary and Trustee
Retired following a 42-year career in logistics and procurement with NZ Defence and private sector with ANZ Bank and PwC. Involved in community service in the disability sector."