Cholmondeley Children's Foundation


Chairman - Kerry Dellaca

Member of the Cholmondeley Board since 1995, President since 2012. Kerry is a qualified accountant, a member of the Society of Accountants for Australia and New Zealand, and the Institute of Directors. He has served on Boards at private company, not-for-profit, and public company levels.

A desire to do something to help make children in crisis' lives better led to his involvement with Cholmondeley. Initially serving as Treasurer, Kerry became President in April 2012, helping guide the organisation through a very difficult and busy four years since the earthquakes. Kerry considers the "new" Cholmondeley a special place, where he will continue to serve for as long as he considers he is adding value.


Trustee - Nettles Lamont

Nettles is the Managing Director of Conquest Training NZ, a training company that works across New Zealand specialising in up-skilling the workforce.

Nettles is also involved in the Philanthropic sector in New Zealand and is CEO of the Dublin Street Charitable Trust (DSCT). The DSCT concentrates on causes based specifically in Canterbury and surrounding areas.

Nettles is the current Chair on the Board of the NZ Adult Literacy Practitioners Association and she is actively involved in advocacy for adult education. Nettles is a current Board Member of CYDP (Canterbury Youth Development Programme) and has been part of the Cholmondeley Board since 2014. 

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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.

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Trustee - Andrew Fairbairn

Andrew is the New Zealand Business Development Manager for Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific, a division of global packaging company headquartered in Switzerland.

Andrew joined Amcor in 2015 and has held senior sales management and development roles within the Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific business. Prior to joining Amcor spent 15 years at Lion working across Lion’s New Zealand and Australia business units in a variety of senior Sales and Commercial roles.  

A qualified Chartered Accountant; Andrew has been a Trustee of the Cholmondeley Children’s Foundation since 2018.

His desire to support the great work of the Cholmondeley Children’s Centre was sparked by a family member's exceptional fundraising support of the rebuild of the Centre post the Christchurch earthquake. As a born and bred Cantabrian Andrew is excited to be able to bring his background in Commercial Finance and Sales to his role as Trustee in supporting the wonderful work of the Cholmondeley Children’s Centre.

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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.

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Trustee - Mark Thompson

Mark was formally the General Manager of a well-established and local Financial Advise Provider business but decided to "go it alone" not long into the COVID19 lockdowns of 2020.  Prior to this GM role Mark had been in banking spanning more than 25 years.  For the  last eight of those 25 years Mark was a Senior Commercial Manager with ASB in Christchurch.

In addition to this, Mark’s governance experience was further enhanced by his role as the chairman of the Christchurch Football Club – New Zealand’s oldest rugby club having been incorporated in 1863. Mark stepped down from this role in November 2021 after some 9 years.  Having previously worked alongside fellow trustee Clare Wilkinson and other past and present Cholmondeley team members (in a voluntary capacity) at the Child Cancer Foundation, Mark has learned much about the Cholmondeley Children's Centre and is excited about the opportunity to again contribute to a wonderful local charity.