Dianne was appointed to the Trust Board in 2015. Chief Executive of the Royal Society of New Zealand from 2007–2014, Dianne has more than 25 years of experience in various senior management and governance roles in the tertiary education, science and health sectors. She is Deputy Chair of the Board of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, a Director of the Bragato Research Institute, and a member of the governance groups of the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, and two National Science Challenges – Ageing Well ) and Healthier Lives. She is on the Council of Victoria University of Wellington and a trustee of the Hearing Research Foundation (NZ). Dianne was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to education in 2008, a Companion of the Royal Society of New Zealand for services to science in 2015, and a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to science, business and women in 2016.