Board of Trustees

Margaret West (Chair)

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Margaret West is in her fourth year as a Trustee and spent three years as Treasurer.  Margaret moved to Wanaka five years ago after working for the Tertiary Education Commission for ten years as an Investment Manager in the tertiary sector.  Prior to that she spent 17 years as a Head of Department and Dean of Faculty at Otago Polytechnic.  As Chair of the Trust Margaret is looking to advance the facilitation role of Community Networks through community engagement.


Peter Humphrey (Treasurer)


Peter Humphrey has been a Trustee since May 2016, and is currently carrying out the role of treasurer.  Originally from Dunedin, Peter has been living in Wanaka since 2003.  He is a member of CAANZ (Chartered Accounts Australia & New Zealand) and works closely with a number of local firms and community groups in the role of business services manager at Crowe Horwath.  Outside of work, Peter has an interest in travel, and enjoys studying foreign languages (Spanish and French).  He is also a longstanding member of Wanaka Communicators (Toastmasters), where he has previously served on the executive as treasurer.


Sara Crawford

Sara Crawford was appointed a Trustee in May 2016 and brings with her experience in hospitality services, adult education and human resource management. Sara worked for an international hotel chain, a global accounting firm and tutored at a hotel management school before relocating to Wanaka in 2001. Her interests include volunteering, travelling and enjoying Wanaka’s beautiful outdoors.


Lyal Cocks


Lyal Cocks is a long term Trustee having been appointed as the Community Board/Council representative in 2004.  Since moving to Wanaka in 1998, Lyal has owned and operated restaurants, an accommodation business and a driving services business.  He was an elected member on the Wanaka Community Board for 12 years and Councillor on the QLDC for nine years.  Lyal is keen to continue making a useful contribution to our communities as an ACDT trustee and any other way he can to ensure Wanaka continues to be a great place to live.’


Meg Bryant

Meg Bryant has been a Trustee since February 2016 and brings 22 years of experience in the mental health and social services sector holding a variety of roles. Meg currently works is in private practice as a Counsellor and Family Therapist, as well as consulting for not-for-profit organisations specialising in funding, policy and organisational development. Meg was the co-founder of the Queenstown Lakes Family Centre which she managed for 10 years, firstly as Clinical Manager and later as General Manager.

She has sat on several community organisation boards in the Queenstown Lakes District and is committed to community development and wellbeing.  She lives in Wanaka with her 3 children and enjoys fishing, paddle-boarding and snowboarding.


Tegan Hall

Tegan Hall has been a part of Community Networks since she arrived in Wanaka in April 2015. Having assisted with many of the services that we deliver, Tegan brings her enthusiasm and operational understanding to the board of trustees, which she joined in November 2017.

Outside of Community Networks, Tegan is a lawyer with Wanaka Law where she helps local people with their personal and business legal needs. Tegan otherwise spends her time improving her mountain biking, skiing and grasp of the Czech language.


Rebecca Karamaena

Rebecca joined the Trust in 2017 and gets a great deal of satisfaction from being part of such an important community asset.

Rebecca has lived in Wanaka since 2009 and works as a lawyer at Checketts McKay Law where she specialises in property and commercial law.  Rebecca has two young children and is mindful of the challenges of living in what many perceive as a privileged community, she sees her role as trustee as an opportunity to use her skills to help ensure Wanaka remains a fabulous place for ordinary people to live.

Rebecca is also the Treasurer of the Luggate Community Association and she enjoys the contact with a broad range of people that comes with her involvement in both the Trust and the Luggate Community Association.


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