Crown Forestry Rental Trust has six Trustees, who are appointed by designated Appointors.
- For the Crown - the Minister of Finance as Crown Appointor, appoints three Trustees.
- For Māori - the New Zealand Māori Council and the Federation of Māori Authorities appoint three Trustees.
Trustee powers and duties are defined in the Trust Deed, and broadly include:
- Duties to account for forest rental fees paid to the Trust.
- Duties to report to Appointors.
- Powers to invest rental fees.
- Powers to apply interest income to help Māori claimants prepare, present and negotiate claims that involve, or could involve, Crown forest licensed lands.
Ms Angela Foulkes (Chairperson)
Angela brings a wealth of public and private sector experience to the Trust.
Angela was the Vice-President of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions for four years from 1987 and then Secretary to 1999.
Angela has been a Crown representative on various Government bodies and has been a Trustee since March 2003.
Mr Alan Haronga (Maori Appointed Trustee)
Alan is a chartered accountant and former partner of a major international accounting firm with 20+ years experience in Canada and New Zealand. Alan’s experience developed in the area of buying, selling and repositioning small, medium and large businesses.
Alan maintains a range of directorships in various organisations involved in resource development, change management, business transformation and repositioning, market development and intellectual property development to keep abreast of current business issues both local and international.
As a part of his experience at governance level, Alan has had considerable involvement in the appointment of senior management for both government and private sector organisations.
Alan has been a Trustee since 1 July 2008.
C Maanu Paul (Maori Appointed Trustee)
C Maanu Paul was one of the Māori Negotiators for the Māori Council that gave rise to Crown Forest Rental Trust and the Crown Forests Assets Act. He has been a leading advocate/negotiator for the Māori Council in theFisheries, State Owned Enterprises, Te Reo, Māori TV, Spectrum and Māori Organics, owning an organic kiwifruit orchard for 15 years.
Maanu is of Ngāi Moewhare (a Hapū of Ngāti Manawa), Ngāti Haka/Patuheuheu, Ngāti Pūkeko, Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe, Te Arawa and Tainui.
He brings a Māori intellectual background to the Trust being a renowned orator in both Maori and English.
He is a registered mediator of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand.
Maanu has been a Trustee since March 2011.
Hon Sir Edward (Taihakurei) Durie (Maori Appointed Trustee)
Hon Sir Edward (Taihakurei) Durie KNZM, BA LLB with honorary degrees from Victoria, Waikato and Massey Universities, has been a judge since 1974 when he was appointed from legal practice to the Maori Land Court.
He has since served as Chief Judge of that Court, as Chair of the Waitangi Tribunal (1980 to 2000) and as High Court Judge from 1998 until his retirement in 2007.
He has also served as a Law Commissioner, as a General Synodsman of the Anglican Church, as Legal Advisor to the Bishopric of Aotearoa, and as a member of Ngati Rangatahi, Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Kauwhata and Rangitane; and is currently Chair of the Raukawa District Maori Council and co Chair of the New Zealand Maori Council.
Hon Sir Edward (Taihakurei) Durie has been a Trustee since 1 July 2012.
Mr Guy Royal (Crown Appointed Trustee)
Guy Royal has been advising on commercial and corporate law for almost 18 years in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vietnam and the UnitedKingdom. While in the UK Guy worked for CDC Capital plc, a private equity fund with over NZ$3 billion in direct investments and lending support to developing nations.
Guy now lives in Porirua with his wife Jen and three children and is currently Managing Director of Tuia Group, a professional advisory firm. He sits on the boards of a number of private sector businesses and community voluntary organisations and was previously a Director of New Zealand Fast Forward Fund Limited, established to hold and invest NZ$750m for funding research initiatives under the Fast Forward initiative.
Guy has been a Trustee since 1 July 2010.
Mr John Wilson (Crown Appointed Trustee)
John Wilson retired from the Treasury in 2007 after a long career. In his Treasury career John had latterly focused on State owned enterprises, including privatisation and the purchase of assets. This work encompassed both use of Crown commercial assets in Treaty settlements, and other Treaty issues arising from the Crown’s commercial asset portfolio.
John also spent a period working on international financial relations, including a term as an Alternate Executive Director of the World Bank, based in Washington DC. Since his retirement John has been working as a consultant on economic and public policy issues.
John has been a Trustee since 1 June 2009.