Barbara Stewart Q.S.O
Barbara Stewart is a director of Skope Industries and a former Christchurch City Councillor. She is a long time supporter of The Court Theatre, being both a Court 100 member. Barbara sits on the Cholmondeley Children’s Home Foundation and the Trust Board of the Champion Centre. She was a board member of The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra for ten years and Chairman for five years. She was the Christchurch City Council representative on the Selection Committee for the Christchurch Art Gallery design. She was a member of the Canterbury Opera board.
Steve is the Managing Partner of the Deloitte Christchurch office, and has been with Deloitte for over 30 years, in New Zealand, Britain, and the United States. He leads the Consulting Services practice and specialises in business process improvement, governance and direction of major change programmes. He currently sits on The Court Theatre Trust Board and Chairs the Finance and Audit Committee. Steve is a founding member of the Executive of the Canterbury Business Leaders Group, a collaboration of senior executives focused on earthquake recovery for Canterbury.
Rodger is a company director and investor. He is a Board Member of Public Trust and Chairs their Investment Committee. His other directorships include Rural Equities Limited where he chairs the Audit Committee, Moeraki Limited and Mundane Asset Management Limited (UK), of which he is Chairman. Rodger has more than twenty-five years international experience in the financial services industry including senior investment banking and funds management positions. He is a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Institute of Directors.
Gabrielle is a long time supporter of The Court Theatre and a Court 100 member. Arts involvement over the years include sponsorship of a number of international exhibitions at both the Robert McDougall and new Christchurch Art Gallery, foundation donor of the Christchurch Art Gallery and a current trustee of the Art Gallery Trust Board, patron of the Venice Biennale and sponsor of Canterbury Opera and Southern Opera. Gabrielle is a company director with a previous legal background in local government.
Reg is the former CEO of the New Zealand Institute of Management Southern Inc. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Alan Reay Consultants Ltd, a director of Nurse Maude Association, Patron of AAPNZ Canterbury, on the Board of Enterprise North Canterbury and South Christchurch Christian Trust. His community involvement includes Past President of the Rotary Club of Christchurch. He was honoured by Rotary with a Paul Harris Fellowship in 2002. Reg is a published author and frequent contributor to radio and television programmes on the subject of Management and has a regular column with The Press, Christchurch.
Kate has been long established in Canterbury, developing a love for the unique countryside whilst growing up on a farm in the Waipara Valley. She is the Chair of the International Cello Festival and Competition which takes place in Christchurch and, amongst other voluntary pursuits, has been the Operations Manager and Artist Liaison for the Christchurch Arts Festival. She has also worked part-time in travel for more than twenty years, initially entertaining visitors in her own home, but has moved into driving and guiding.
Raf began his career as a risk analyst in investment banking before moving into trading. He traded the global financial markets for 10 years in London before an epiphany led him into environmental sustainability. He helped develop the Trucost Environmental Sustainability framework before moving to New Zealand in 2002. He has been an angel investor and social entrepreneur as well as starting the online think tank The Sustento Institute. He also works for volunteer organisations in the community focused on budgeting and mentoring. He has degrees in economics and political science, which support his research into developing a more sustainable society.