Trust Board

The Foundation’s Trust Board was chaired by former Prime Minister David Lange from 1999 until Mr Lange’s death in 2005; by Professor Andrew Sharp until 2006; by Professor Jane Kelsey until 2012;  by Sir Edmund Thomas until 2016; and, currently, Simon Collin and Dr Maria Armoudian.


  • Noam Chomsky

Current members:

  • Dr Maria Armoudian (Co-chair, Senior Lecturer, Politics & International Relations, University of Auckland)
  • Simon Collins (Co-chair)
  • Thomas Graydon-Guy (Secretary)
  • Bryan Nunweek (Treasurer)
  • Linley Jesson
  • Dr Geoff Kemp (Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Auckland)

Past members include:

  • Dr Joce Jesson
  • Dr Joe Atkinson
  • Bryan Bruce
  • Hugh Fletcher
  • Mark Ford
  • Camille Guy
  • Professor Jane Kelsey
  • Dr Anita Lacey
  • David Lange
  • Annabelle Lee
  • Nicola Legat
  • Qiane Matata-Sipu
  • Dr Andrew Sharp
  • Jon Stephenson
  • Gary Swift
  • Sir Edmund (Ted) Thomas
  • Dr Brent Wheeler