Our Trustees



Harvey was appointed as a Trustee in June 2015 and brings with him an extensive background in both business and banking gained over the past 35 years. Raised on a South Taranaki farm, Harvey completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Commerce at Lincoln University.

In 1979 he joined the Rural Banking and Finance Corporation in New Plymouth gaining registration as a Valuer before leaving in 1986 to assist his family in developing a hotel/conference centre.

In 1997, following the sale of the Bell Block hotel complex, Harvey established Taranaki’s rural banking division for ASB. He left in 2006 to pursue his growing interest in commercial property investment and development in New Plymouth’s CBD.

Over the past 10 years Harvey has invested in and managed a number of CBD projects the most noteable being the restoration and redevelopment of the White Hart, a heritage property located in the cities revitalised west end.

In the past Harvey has served as a Trustee for the TSB Stadium, TSB Bowl of Brooklands and TSB Showplace and also been the Chair of Toi Foundation Investments Limited (formally TSB Group Investments Limited) and a Director of Toi Foundation Holdings Limited (formally TSB Group Limited).

Currently Harvey is a director of a number of private companies and is the Chair of Toi Foundation, Toi Foundation Holdings Limited and is also a Director of TSB (Bank) Ltd.

He is married to Kaye and they have three adult children and four grandchildren.



Chris was appointed a Trustee in July 2018. A lawyer by trade, he is a partner in a New Plymouth law firm with a particular focus on property, trust and commercial law. Before practising as a lawyer, he worked in a range of policy and advisory roles in the public sector, both at the Treasury and the Ministry of Social Development.

As well as his role on the Toi Foundation Board, he is a Trustee on a range of other charitable trusts.

Chris and his wife Bridget live in New Plymouth with their two sons and enjoy all the benefits of the outdoors lifestyle in Taranaki from the mountain to the sea.



Born in Ngamotu, Sophie spent her younger years living in the Pacific Islands before returning to Taranaki for High School. She completed her degree in psychology and human resources at Canterbury University and her first role saw her working in Dubai, Qatar and Abu Dhabi with an Australian HR company.

Her career has seen her specialise in strategy, communications and people and change management across various industries, and most recently in Law as the CEO of Govett Quilliam. She holds several governance roles; on the Board of Business Central, Trustee of Taranaki Women’s Refuge, and previously as the Chair of both the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce and CEO Forum. Sophie has been a Trustee of Toi Foundation since September, 2020.

Sophie and husband Michael have two children, Isabella and Theo and she leads an active life with a keen interest in ocean swimming, running and supporting local community initiatives. 



Robin was appointed as a Trustee in June 2017. A chartered accountant recently retired from the practice of Staples Rodway Taranaki and now actively engaged with a number of governance roles.

Robin completed his education at Victoria University with a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration. Joining the accounting profession in Wellington, that was soon followed by several years in Asia and the United States and eventually residing in Taranaki from 1985.

Robin has throughout in his professional career had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of organisations in providing services centred around corporate recovery, strategic advice, assurance, governance and a number of related services.

Robin was previously Chair of Venture Taranaki Trust, Chair of the Western Institute of Technology Taranaki, Director of Tui Ora Limited, Member of the Standing Committee of the Anglican Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki and serves as the Chair of It’s Finance Committee and is Chair of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation – Taranaki Committee.

Robin is married to Barbara who has, and continues to support Robin throughout his professional career, as well their daughters Emma (corporate consultant, London) and Renee (process engineer, Auckland).



Peter was appointed as a Trustee in June 2017. Following a long career in the banking industry both in New Zealand and Australia he and his wife Margaret semi- retired to a small farm block near Stratford in 2011.

There they established Dolly’s Milk, Stratford in 2013 which they still own and operate. 

Peter serves as a Councillor on the Stratford District Council, is a Director of TSB Bank Ltd, past Chair of the Stratford Business Association and is a Trustee on the Board of Tutaki Youth Trust in Stratford.

They have two adult sons and four grandchildren.



Born in Pakistan, raised and educated in England, Bali started his New Zealand teaching career at Spotswood College in 1975. He has since gone on to be the principal of four secondary schools and Deputy Chief Executive of NZQA.

He has also provided leadership to principals and teachers as the President and Executive member of the Secondary Principals Association of New Zealand (SPANZ), and as an Executive member of the PPTA.

Bali is author of Changing our Secondary Schools published in 2014, and New Zealand Secondary Schools and your Child a Guide for Parents, published in 2017.

Bali is currently the Chair of the Minister of Education appointed Independent taskforce to review Tomorrow’s Schools. This review will focus on the future governance management and administration of the compulsory schooling sector.

Bali lives in New Plymouth with his wife Cara. Their two sons Daniel and Tobias currently live in Kabul and Paris respectively.



Nicola Ngarewa has taught in all sectors of education from Early Childhood to Tertiary including in the NZ Prison system. She is currently Principal at Spotswood College and on the Board for the NZ Teachers Council and the Toi Foundation. She is passionate about disrupting the educational norm through transformative leadership and a focus on global citizenship

In 2013, she received a Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award as a result of transformative work at Tamatea High School. In 2016 she was the recipient of the Taranaki Daily News Person of the Year for transformative work at Patea Area School, with the school receiving the National UNESCO award for Education - Global Citizenship 2018.



Born and raised in Taranaki, Liana attended New Plymouth Girls’ High School and went on to study at the University of Waikato. She was a legal practitioner for 14 years with a strong focus on Treaty of Waitangi, Maori land and Maori governance issues.

Liana is the current Pouwhakarae (Chair) of Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Trust (the entity responsible for managing Te Atiawa’s Treaty Settlement). She also holds other governance roles with Te Atiawa Iwi Holdings Management Ltd, Tui Ora Ltd, Te Reo o Taranaki Charitable Trust and is a member of the Taranaki-Whanganui Conservation Board.

Liana is proud to be following in the footsteps of her grandfather Ted Tamati who was a foundation member of the TSB Community Trust and served as a Trustee from 1988 to 2001. 



Guy was appointed as a Trustee in June 2017. Born in New Plymouth and educated at N.P.B.H.S, Guy was head boy of the school in 1974 before completing a Bachelor of Business Studies at Massey University.

As a Chartered Accountant Guy has held a range of commercial and leadership roles within the New Zealand dairy industry.

A role as Director of Kiwi Cooperative Dairies preceded a return to senior executive roles within Fonterra. These roles included the Global Account Director for sales to Nestle based in Switzerland and Commercial Director for Global Trade.

Guy has held a number of international directorships within the dairy industry and was a Trustee of the Dairy Industry Superannuation Fund for 8 years.

Guy joined Port Taranaki in 2013 and has held the role of Chief Executive since April 2015. He has a wide range of sporting interests and enjoys time along New Plymouth’s foreshore and coastline.

Guy is married to Julie and they have three adult children and five young grandchildren, three of whom reside in Taranaki.



Born and educated in Hawera, Wharehoka (Whare) went on to Waikato University training as a secondary teacher and he brings 30 years of experience working in the education sector. Wharehoka is married to Emere and they have 4 children and 9 moko who are mostly based in New Plymouth.

His tribal affiliations are Te Atiawa, Taranaki, Ngati Awa and he is well respected for his leadership in the Taranaki community, along with other responsibilities such as cultural ambassador for the region at events such as Womad. Whare is currently CEO of Te Kahui o Taranaki Iwi Trust, Chairperson of the Taranaki Maori Trust Board and is a trustee on Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Board.