ELECTRIC ISLAND WAIHEKE TRUST
Electric Island Waiheke Trust is now legally registered as a charitable organisation.
It includes the following trustees as members as members of the board:
CHAIR MAX PARKIN
Max brings vast experience and a life-long involvement with the dairy industry. A former CEO of Southland Dairy Cooperative and General Manager of Kiwi Dairy Products Max was also the Group General Manager Manufacturing and Milk Supply for Fonterra. With numerous directorships including Hubbard Foods, Taura Ingredients Ltd, Combined Technologies, and New Image Group, Max was appointed a Distinguished Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Food Science in 2010.
Has lived on Waiheke for almost 30 years and is the publisher director of Auto Media Group which produces the authoritative electric vehicle magazine/website EVtalk for New Zealand and Australia. Vern is a former long-term president and life member of the Waiheke Island Rugby Club. Vern has been involved in charity fund-raising for the Waiheke Hospice.
Director of Ecycles NZ Ltd is a creative and entrepreneurial business professional who helps companies realise their power through the talents of their people. Experienced working in large organisations (15,000+) with lead responsibility for diverse domains spanning talent management and strategic change programs. Particularly skilled at getting buy-in across all stakeholder groups and driving work through to results.
Eric returned to NZ two years ago after nearly 20 years as a global executive based in Switzerland, UK, Dubai & Singapore. He has led multiple global mergers, acquisitions and integrations, and transformational change programs. His focus as a trustee will be all about relevance and connecting with people to share our vision.
Doug is retired and living with his wife Cushla on the Island having had a property here since 1999. With a degrees in Maths and Computer Science, he spent most of his career in the technology sector as the CEO and senior executive of medium to large organisations including Wang, gen-I, Gateway , Microsoft and EDS. He finished his career at the NZAA where he was responsible for their innovative technology solutions.
He is an enthusiastic owner of a Leaf and was a main mover convincing the Golf Club to purchase an electric mower.
Don and his wife Debbie have lived on Waiheke Island for ~25 years and they consider this is paradise! He retired as an Associate Professor of Information Sciences at the University of Auckland Business School. Don has a great interest in innovation & innovative systems.