Te Manawa Museums Trust Board

Te Manawa Museums Trust Board is established and governed in accordance with the Te Manawa Trust Deed, available on request from the Executive Assistant of Te Manawa.

The Board of up to nine trustees is responsible for the strategic direction and control of Te Manawa’s activities.

The Board guides and monitors the business and affairs of Te Manawa, in accordance with the Charitable Trusts Act 1957, the Local Government Act 2002, the Trust Deed and the Statement of Intent.


Adrian van Dyk
CHAIR | DipBusAdmin

Peter Te Rangi
Iwi Representative | Rangitāne, (affiliated also to Ngati Apa, Ngati Kahungunu, Ngati Tumokai, as well as having Scottish, Irish and English ancestry).
BA, Graduate Teachers Certificate, Certificate of Counselling, Diploma of Bilingual Education

Terry Hapi
Iwi Representative | Rangitāne o Manawatū, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Apa, Kahungunu kī Heretaunga.
Diploma Mātauranga Māori, Social Work Certificate in Suicide Prevention Level 6, Performing Arts: Mau Rakau

Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Jameson

Alison Rudski
MInstD, MBA, BA(Hons), MCIM, DipM, DipMRS, PGDipEd, PGDip ECE Leadership

Carol Thum
Senior Scientist, PhD, MS (CBM), BS (CBM), B.Ed., Forensic science certificate.

Susanna Shadbolt (Chief Executive)
Catherine Parsons (Secretary)

The Trust is controlled by Palmerston North City Council and is a Council Controlled Organisation as defined under section 6 of the Local Government Act 2002, by virtue of the Council’s right to appoint more than 50 per cent of the Board of Trustees.