The Gift Trust welcomes two new trustees


After an exciting recruitment process, The Gift Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of two new trustees to our board. 

In tune with our journey to become a more active Te Tiriti partner, we contracted Tūmanako Consultants Ltd to support the recruitment process. This has led to our bringing on board Hana Maihi and Matt McCracken, two remarkable trustees with a range of skills and experience that will complement an already outstanding board. 

Welcome aboard, Hana and Matt!

Hana Maihi

Hana brings with her a wealth of private, public, philanthropic sector experience alongside a 10 year background serving education and community-led organisations. She is a current member of the Foundation North board, the Institute of Directors, She has overseen and been responsible for the development and coordination of strategy with a focus on Te Ao Māori, intergenerational impact investment and risk management as well as regenerative practices within regional, national and international spheres.

Matt McCracken (Ngāti Porou)

From Tokomaru Bay but born and raised in Whakatane Matthew (Matt) had various roles, finally finding his passion in organisations trying to make the world a better place. Having spent his O.E in London working internationally to build partnerships focused on aid and international development he moved back to Wellington and spent five and a half years as the Partnerships and Trust Manager at New Zealand Red Cross. At Red Cross he worked to develop partnerships and raised funds through grant writing that supported programmes focused on refugee resettlement, disaster risk management and community development. He is now the Grants, Partnerships and Community Engagement Lead at the JR McKenzie Trust and sits on the steering group of the Driving Change Network.

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“The Gift Trust provides a personalised service for my plan to give, donate and support the causes that are important to me at a reasonable cost.”

— Gillian, Gift Trust donor

"The gift accounts offered by The Gift Trust are a good option for individuals or organisations wanting to consolidate their charitable giving. I encourage all financial advisers to consider this important development."

– Dr Rodger Spiller, Financial Adviser, Money Matters

“An area of importance to our clients is charitable giving. The Gift Trust offers an opportunity to streamline the gifting process, while adding increased confidence and transparency. It also provides robust due diligence of eligible charities and access to additional support services for clients with complex needs.”

— Philip Stevenson, Bloomsbury Associates. CEFEX Certified Investment Adviser

“We would like to recognise and offer thanks for the support we receive though The Gift Trust’s donation. An annual donation from one of your donors is one of the largest donations that Kaibosh receives each year and has been absolutely pivotal to our ability to operate with confidence and to expand our operation across the Hutt Valley. We are extremely thankful.”

— Matt Dagger, Kaibosh, Gift Trust grant recipient

“My gift account has made my giving easy. It lets me get straight to the fun and satisfying part of giving to the causes I care about, without the hassle.”

— Anake, Gift Trust donor

"The Gift Trust provides a flexible and robust structure, to support donors' charitable giving intentions, while still enabling them to have a say in the investment of donated funds."

– David Ireland, Partner, Dentons Kensington Swan

"A Gift Account with The Gift Trust is a great option as an alternative to setting up a charity or private foundation while still preserving clients' control over their giving."

– Steven Moe, Partner, Parry Field Lawyers

"The administration and ongoing compliance requirements involved in setting up a private charity can be onerous, and even risky. Setting up a Gift Account allows The Gift Trust to look after those requirements, and provide support that allows the donor to focus on what they really want to do with their gifts."

– Sue Barker, Sue Barker Charities Law

"The Gift Trust takes the guesswork out of giving. Having support with research and due diligence on donations ensures that funds are truly making the desired impact. It has been a real pleasure to work with The Gift Trust."

– Ben, Gift Account holder

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