Meet our people

Trust House Ltd Senior Management

Find out more about Trust House Ltd.

Allan Pollard

Allan Pollard

Chief Executive Officer

Allan is the CEO of the Trust House Group. His primary responsibility is to develop organisational strategy for approval of the Board that enables alignment with our core purpose and values. Allan's direct reports are the senior managers responsible for the various key segments of the company.

Contact Allan
(06) 370 0520
allan@trusthouse.co.nz

More about Allan

Allan has worked in hospitality and retail for over 30 years. Originally from Glasgow, Allan started off as a 16 year old dishwasher and has held almost every job in hospitality since, including General Manager of Copthorne Solway Park and General Manager Operations and Marketing for Trust House, until becoming CEO in 2013. Allan studied later in life and graduated a Master of Business Administration in 2012. A key achievement by Allan as CEO is securing Trust Houses accreditation as a registered community housing provider in 2014, and he sits on the board of Community Housing Aotearoa. Keeping fit and a passion for multi-sports drives Allan outside work. He has completed a half ironman, the Rotorua marathon and a few half marathons.
Cindra Grant

Cindra Grant

General Manager, Operations & Compliance

Cindy is responsible for all aspects of running  the Trust House Foundation.

This includes ensuring the gaming venues are all compliant and that the gaming is run lawfully.

Cindy attends the Regional Net Proceeds Committee Boards of the Foundation to ensure that the grants submitted to the Trust House Foundation meet the requirements of the Department of Internal Affairs.

Contact Cindy
06 370 0525
cindy@trusthouse.co.nz

More about Cindy

Cindy has extensive knowledge in all aspects of Trust House and its businesses. Cindy is responsible for the maintenance and training of our enterprise point of sale system. Cindy became the Operations Manager for Trust House in 2013 and has now moved into gaming and compliance.
Richard Simmonds

Richard Simmonds

General Manager, Corporate Services

Richard is the General Manager Corporate Services. In this role he is responsible for the finance, IT, legal, payroll and human resources functions of the Trust House Group. Richard also manages key relationships with our Auditors, Bankers and Insurers.

Contact Richard
(06) 370 0520
richard@trusthouse.co.nz

More about Richard

Richard is the General Manager Corporate Services. In this role he is responsible for the finance, IT, legal, payroll and human resources functions of the Trust House Group. Richard also manages key relationships with our Auditors, Bankers and Insurers. Richard has over 20 years experience in senior finance positions both in New Zealand and England, ranging from privately held companies to FTSE 100 listed companies, across sectors including freight forwarding, retail, gambling and hospitality. Since joining Trust House, Richard has led projects to install new accounting systems, enterprise point of sales systems, IT virtualisation and disaster recovery systems. Richard has a BCA from Victoria University, is a Chartered Accountant (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand) and has an MBA from City University of London. Outside of work Richard enjoys cycling (fair weather only!) mountain biking and tracking down good curry houses.
Craig Thomson

Craig Thomson

General Manager, Housing and Infrastructure

Craig is responsible for all of the Trust House rental portfolio. He is also responsible for the management of our Hydro-Electric scheme and the Maintenance and BWOF of our commercial properties. He has worked for Trust House for 10 years.

Contact Craig
06 370 0529
craig@trusthouse.co.nz

More about Craig

Craig is originally from Milngavie in Scotland. Craig spent 10 years in the Regimental Band of the 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He then spent 12 years as a Police Officer in the Kent County Constabulary in England. He was a Detective in the Child Protection Unit for 5 years. In 2002 Craig migrated to New Zealand and started work as a Senior Gambling Inspector with the Department of Internal Affairs. Craig started working for Trust House in 2005 as the Community Support Manager. He was responsible for all aspects of running the Trust House Foundation including the grants application process. In January 2015 he took up the new role of General Manager, Housing & Infrastructure. Outside of work Craig is interested in performing and conducting all kinds of music. He is currently the Chairperson of Te Awhina Cameron Community House.

 

Trust House Ltd Board of Directors

Jock Kershaw

Jock Kershaw

Chair of Trust House Ltd, President of Masterton Community Trust

Jock became Chair of Trust House Ltd in 2014, having been a Director since 2007, and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. Jock is also Chair of both the Trust House Foundation and the Masterton Community Trust, and has been an elected MLT Trustee from 2001-2016. Then an elected MCT trustee since Oct 2016.

More about Jock

Jock is a Barrister and Solicitor and currently the Senior Partner in a long-established Wairarapa legal firm, Gawith Burridge. Jock's professional duties take him throughout the Wairarapa acting for individuals, local authorities and small business. Jock lives in Masterton with wife Anne, their three adult children are currently living abroad.
Donald Baskerville

Donald Baskerville

Independent Director of Trust House Ltd

Don was appointed to the Trust House Ltd board as an Independent Director in 2011.

More about Don

Don spent almost 20 years as a management consultant working in a wide range of contracts across private and public sector. This follows a career of almost 30 years in the financial services industry working for firms of consulting actuaries and for insurance companies. Don is a Certified Management Consultant and an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries. Don has an extensive track record of having been involved in the early stage of establishment of financial institutions and has community involvement in many organisations, notably in governance. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, and his most significant previous governance roles included Chair of New Zealand Anglican Church Pension Board, Chair of the Anglican Insurance Board and as Managing Director of AMP Superannuation Management Limited. Don sits on Trust House Ltd Board’s Audit and Risk Committee. Don and his wife enjoy the culinary fruits of their lifestyle in rural Carterton.
Lucy Griffiths

Lucy Griffiths

Director of Trust House Ltd, Vice President of Masterton Community Trust

Lucy is Vice President of the Masterton Community Trust, a Director of Trust House Ltd. She is also a member of the Trust House Foundation and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

More about Lucy

In 2009 she established her consultancy business, Innov8 Aoteaora Ltd to assist food and beverage companies to market, sell and export their products. In 2014 she travelled the world studying agriculture from farm to fork as a Nuffield New Zealand Scholar. Lucy has held various governance roles including board member of the Wairarapa Chamber of Commerce (2010 to 2013) and foundation trustee of the FAME Alumni Trust for 7 years (Food and Agribusiness Market Experience, run jointly by Otago, Lincoln and Massey Universities). She also holds directorships on other local and family businesses and is working towards her Chartered Director qualification as a member of the Institute of Directors. Aside from business, Lucy is an active member of the community. She belongs to various singing, theatre, church and agricultural networks, has competed in several half ironman and this year she ran her first marathon.
David Henry

David Henry

Independent Director of Trust House Ltd

David joined the board of Trust House Ltd as an Independent Director in December 2004. He became a member of the Audit and Risk Committee (ARC) in 2005 and was made Chair of the ARC in 2006. David continues to be a Chartered Accountant having qualified in 1975.

More about David

David was an Executive Director of the listed company Fisher & Paykel Industries Limited from May 1992 to November 2001. As an Executive Director and the Chief Financial Officer (15 years) he was a director of most of the appliance, healthcare and finance companies subsidiaries both in New Zealand and overseas. Since leaving Fisher & Paykel, when it was split into two separately listed companies, David has been a director of two listed companies (Wool Equities Limited and Sky City Leisure Limited), a number of finance companies, Industrial Research Limited (a Crown Research Institute) and an independent director and chairman of a number of private companies. David was a director of New Zealand Steel Limited from September 1987 to April 1992. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors, having been accredited in 2005, made a Fellow in 2006 and was on the Auckland branch committee 2008 to 2015. Given his wide range of commercial experience he is also an advisor to a number of companies. David lives in Auckland.
Mena Antonio

Mena Antonio

Director, Trust House Limited, Trustee of Masterton Community Trust

Mena is an elected Masterton Community Trust Trustee.

More about Mena

Mena is a businesswoman. She founded The Diaspora Way which designs and delivers coaching services and programmes about courage, living whole and elevated leadership. Mena graduated in law and has postgraduate qualifications in communication management and museum and heritage. Other governance credentials include the Aratoi Foundation and 3DHB Strategic Pacific Health Advisory Group. Mena works from home in rural Masterton where she lives with her husband and their two children. Among her favourite places in Wairarapa are Mount Holdsworth, Henley Lake and home.

 

Kieran McAnulty

Kieran McAnulty

Director of Trust House Limited, Trustee of Masterton Community Trust

Kieran is deeply involved in the Masterton community. He was elected as a Trustee of the Masterton Licencing Trust in May 2015. Then elected as a Trustee of the Masterton Community Trust in Oct 2016.

More about Kieran

A proud Chanel College old boy, Kieran is a volunteer fire fighter and a board member for a large number of community organisations, covering sports, aged care, social development, education, tourism/regional development and his beloved Golden Shears. Kieran's educational background is in Politics and Communication, holding a Bachelor of Arts, Post Graduate Diploma in Arts, Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Administration and a Master of Arts. Kieran is currently employed by the New Zealand Racing Board, based out of Masterton.

Trustees of Masterton Community Trust

As well as Jock Kershaw, Lucy Griffiths and Ray Southey, the following are elected trustees of MCT.

Find out more about Masterton Community Trust.

Jock Kershaw

Jock Kershaw

Chair of Trust House Ltd, President of Masterton Community Trust

Jock became Chair of Trust House Ltd in 2014, having been a Director since 2007, and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. Jock is also Chair of both the Trust House Foundation and the Masterton Community Trust, and has been an elected MLT Trustee from 2001-2016. Then an elected MCT trustee since Oct 2016.

More about Jock

Jock is a Barrister and Solicitor and currently the Senior Partner in a long-established Wairarapa legal firm, Gawith Burridge. Jock's professional duties take him throughout the Wairarapa acting for individuals, local authorities and small business. Jock lives in Masterton with wife Anne, their three adult children are currently living abroad.
Kieran McAnulty

Kieran McAnulty

Director of Trust House Limited, Trustee of Masterton Community Trust

Kieran is deeply involved in the Masterton community. He was elected as a Trustee of the Masterton Licencing Trust in May 2015. Then elected as a Trustee of the Masterton Community Trust in Oct 2016.

More about Kieran

A proud Chanel College old boy, Kieran is a volunteer fire fighter and a board member for a large number of community organisations, covering sports, aged care, social development, education, tourism/regional development and his beloved Golden Shears. Kieran's educational background is in Politics and Communication, holding a Bachelor of Arts, Post Graduate Diploma in Arts, Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Administration and a Master of Arts. Kieran is currently employed by the New Zealand Racing Board, based out of Masterton.
Lucy Griffiths

Lucy Griffiths

Director of Trust House Ltd, Vice President of Masterton Community Trust

Lucy is Vice President of the Masterton Community Trust, a Director of Trust House Ltd. She is also a member of the Trust House Foundation and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

More about Lucy

In 2009 she established her consultancy business, Innov8 Aoteaora Ltd to assist food and beverage companies to market, sell and export their products. In 2014 she travelled the world studying agriculture from farm to fork as a Nuffield New Zealand Scholar. Lucy has held various governance roles including board member of the Wairarapa Chamber of Commerce (2010 to 2013) and foundation trustee of the FAME Alumni Trust for 7 years (Food and Agribusiness Market Experience, run jointly by Otago, Lincoln and Massey Universities). She also holds directorships on other local and family businesses and is working towards her Chartered Director qualification as a member of the Institute of Directors. Aside from business, Lucy is an active member of the community. She belongs to various singing, theatre, church and agricultural networks, has competed in several half ironman and this year she ran her first marathon.
Karl Taucher

Karl Taucher

Trustee of Masterton Community Trust

Karl has been an elected Trustee of the Masterton Licensing Trust  from 2007- 2016 and is now a trustee for the Masterton Community Trust  and  is also an elected member of the Masterton Trust Lands Trust since 2001.

More about Karl

Karls governance and administrative experience includes a range of organisations. He was President of Masterton Rotary Club, Carterton Rugby Football Club and Masterton Bowling Club, and Chairman of the New Zealand Holiday Shoppe travel franchise. Karl was also a trustee of Wairarapa College Board of Trustees. Karl was raised in Carterton and attended Wairarapa College. He went on to be admitted as a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Travel and Tourism. Karl has lived in Masterton all of his business life where most of that time has been in the travel industry. Karl is a keen sportsman and has been heavily involved over the years in rugby, athletics, cricket and squash, and currently plays outdoor bowls.

 

Mena Antonio

Mena Antonio

Director, Trust House Limited, Trustee of Masterton Community Trust

Mena is an elected Masterton Community Trust Trustee.

More about Mena

Mena is a businesswoman. She founded The Diaspora Way which designs and delivers coaching services and programmes about courage, living whole and elevated leadership. Mena graduated in law and has postgraduate qualifications in communication management and museum and heritage. Other governance credentials include the Aratoi Foundation and 3DHB Strategic Pacific Health Advisory Group. Mena works from home in rural Masterton where she lives with her husband and their two children. Among her favourite places in Wairarapa are Mount Holdsworth, Henley Lake and home.

 

Brent Goodwin

Brent Goodwin

Trustee of Masterton Community Trust

 

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