The Southern Trust has two funding committees.

  • The board of trustees committee who consider applications over $30,000.
  • The management committee who consider applications under $30,000.

Board of Trustees committee ($30,000+)

Karen SheaTrustee & CEO

Karen is one of the original founders of the Trust and brings experience of gaming to the Trust.

Evan MooreChairperson of the Board of Trustees

Evan, a Dunedin solicitor, joined the board in May 1998 and was appointed chairperson in December 2002.

Peter HaslemoreTrustee

Peter works in public health and joined the board of trustees in September 1999. Peter has active roles in sport and the community, especially surf lifesaving.

Doug McCaulay Deputy Chairperson

Doug brings a wealth of experience to the board from the security, training and hospitality industries.  He specialises in risk management and is active in board leadership roles and in the community.

Management Committee (<$30,000)

Karen SheaTrustee & CEO

Karen is one of the original founders of the Trust and brings experience of gaming to the Trust.

Steve BennettFunding Manager

Steve spent 28 years with Internal Affairs as a community development and funding advisor, working specifically with the Lottery Grants Board and COGS funding schemes. He is involved in a number of non-profit organisations in various governance roles, and is a member of the South East Marine Protection Forum representing recreational fishing.

Campbell WilsonOperations and Compliance Manager

Campbell joined the Trust in 2004. He previously worked for the NZ Police and Department of Internal Affairs.

Paul Pedofski – Chief Financial Officer

Paul joined the Trust in April 2014 having previously held senior finance roles in the tertiary education, commercial construction and television production sectors.  He holds a BCom from the University of Otago and is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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