The Management

  PAUL POWNEY  CEO

PAUL POWNEY
CEO

  EVELIEN VAN VLIET   Business & Programme Development Manager

EVELIEN VAN VLIET
 Business & Programme Development Manager

  ANDRE STREZ  Head Skipper

ANDRE STREZ
Head Skipper

The Board of Trustees

Tony Stevenson – Chairperson
Tony has spent many years competing and working on race yachts within the international superyacht industry . Tony is recognised for
his passionate support of NZ’s maritime heritage and promotion of numerous heritage regattas and events. His extensive strategic,
business and fund-raising networks play a key role in ensuring the ongoing financial sustainability of the Trust.

William Goodfellow – Board Trustee
William has sailed all of his life and has an enthusiasim for sharing this passion. As Managing Director of Explore Group, he is at the
forefront of the development of NZ’s experiential and marine based tourism.  Recognised and awarded nationally, he plays a key role
in ensuring the many supporters understand the activities of the Trust and that the yachts are well managed.

Graeme Wilson – Board Trustee
Graeme has enjoyed a successful business career across a range of industries and disciplines. Today he maintains a number of
business interests in Australia and NZ. After a childhood of sailing on the Manukau Harbour and Hauraki Gulf, Graeme has continued
his interest in NZ waters through owning and completing a major restoration of the 1935 Classic Motor Yacht Lady Gay.

Mark Orams – Board Trustee
Professor Mark Orams JP, PhD, MSc, BRP (Hons), is a successful ocean racing yachtsman, adventurer, scientist, author and marine
conservation advocate. He is a proud New Zealander and is involved in governance and leadership of a range of organisations
dedicated to conservation and environmental restoration. He is currently a professor at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
and it’s Head of School, Sport and Recreation as well as Associate Dean, for the AUT Millennium campus.

Peter Mence – Board Trustee
Peter has a passion for the restoration and use of New Zealand’s enviable fleet of classic vessels and is the current chairman of the
Classic Yacht Association. With his wife, he owns and sails a K class keeler and is restoring a 1933 motor launch.
Peter is the CEO of Argosy Property, current president of the Property Council of New Zealand, and a board member of the Massey
University Property Foundation.

Peter Montgomery - Patron
As New Zealand yachting has sailed the waves of unprecedented popularity in recent years it has been the distinctive voice and style of Peter Montgomery that has done more to increase the public perception of sailing in New Zealand than any other individual. He is stirred by the elements and by the intensity of competition.  The Trust is honoured to have Peter Montgomery’s support.