Established in 2005 by a group of passionate supporters, the Cholmondeley Children’s Foundation was created for the purpose of developing an ongoing endowment fund to support the essential services the centre provides to children and families, and decrease the reliance on annual fundraising in order to meet its operational costs.
The Foundation has set itself a target of developing an endowment of five million dollars.
Chairman - Malcolm Hudson
Malcolm is a partner at PwC in Christchurch. He is a tax specialist and has been with PwC for 13 years.
Malcolm has been a Cholmondeley Children’s Foundation Trustee since 2012 and Chariman since 2017. Malcolm also sits on the PwC Foundation which has been a long term supporter of Cholmondeley through regular annual support. After the 2011 earthquakes the PwC Foundation fundraised significantly for Cholmondeley through their national and international offices.
Trustee - Richard Ballantyne CNZM
Richard is Company Director & Chairman of J Ballantyne and Co Ltd, and has been a Cholmondeley Children’s Foundation trustee since 2005. He held the position of Chairman from 2010-2017.
Richard became involved with Cholmondeley during his time as Managing Director at Ballantynes Department store. Through the business partnership between Ballantynes and Cholmondeley, he was able to observe first-hand the good results Cholmondeley provides to Canterbury’s children and families.
Richard was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and the community in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List.
Trustee - David Rankin
David is the Managing Director of Livingstone Realty Ltd, a Fellow of the NZ Real Estate Institute, Registered Valuer, and the former Chairman of the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club. David is also a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand and a Trustee on the Rotary Club of Christchurch West Charitable Trust.
David has been a Cholmondeley Children’s Foundation Trustee since 2005, and was Chairman from 2005 to 2010. David agreed to become a Trustee for Cholmondeley Children’s Foundation because he sees Cholmondeley as a place which provides a positive helping hand and opportunity for children who are in need of support.
Trustee - Margaret Reeve
Margaret is one of two representatives of Cholmondeley Children's Centre Inc. on the Cholmondeley Children's Foundation, having been a trustee since October 2012.
She has been involved in a variety of roles in education with a focus on quality child-centred education. As a volunteer, she has served with the Cancer Society of New Zealand as Chair and Trustee of the Canterbury West Coast Division Board, and as a member of the Cancer Society of New Zealand National Board. As a member of the Rotary Club of Riccarton, Margaret has served as Rotary International District Governor 9970 and Chair of the Rotary Earthquake Charitable Trust.
In 2004 Margaret was honoured to receive the award of Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to education and community.
Trustee - Tania King
Tania King (BComm CAPP) joined the Cholmondeley Board of Governance in August 2012 as Chair of the Finance Committee and Finance Director. She became a trustee of the Cholmondeley Children’s Foundation in June 2013 as one of two representatives of Cholmondeley Children’s Centre Inc.
Tania has practised as a Chartered Accountant in Public Practice for over 28 years and has been an equity partner in Mackay Bailey for over 15 years. Her specialist areas are management reporting and working with small to medium-sized businesses to achieve their strategic goals. Managing a firm of 20 employees has given her hands-on experience with people management, financial management, and strategic planning.
Tania has been a supporter of Cholmondeley for a number of years. Prior to joining the Board she helped set up a youth trust and mentoring scheme; serving as a trustee of that trust for 5 years. She is a strong advocate for building resilience in children to help them cope with life’s challenges.
Trustee - Glenn Jones
Glenn Jones (LL.B; AAMINZ) is a barrister specialising in civil, commercial and employment dispute resolution. He is also professionally accredited as a mediator and is an associate member of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of NZ. Prior to practising as a barrister he was a partner in a leading Christchurch-based law firm for over 20 years.
Glenn served for nine years as a member of the board of Cholmondeley Children’s Centre; his last three years as Vice President. He was honoured to be appointed as a trustee of the Foundation in April 2017 and looks forward to applying his business and risk management skills to the essential work the Foundation does in support of the Centre.