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Sir Paul Collins

Sir Paul was appointed to the Trust Board in 2019. He is also currently the chairman of the Wairarapa District Health Board and private investment company, Active Equity Holdings Limited, and a director of the Hurricanes Limited and of Shott Beverages Limited. Sir Paul is also director of NZ Health Partnerships Ltd and Director of Central Region's Technical Advisory Services Ltd (TAS).

The former chief executive of Brierley Investments has served on the board of more than 50 listed companies in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and London.  He was the chairman of Sport New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand Limited from 2009 to 2018 and of the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust from 2000 to 2012.  He was chair of the New Zealand Sports Foundation, a director of Wellington Rugby, a member of the Rugby 2011 World Cup Bid Committee, which won the hosting rights for the 2011 World Cup, an adviser to ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and a director of Rugby New Zealand 2011 Limited.

Sir Paul is an Associate Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce and Administration from Victoria University.  He was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2015 for services to sports governance.