David Mossman was appointed to the Trust Board in 2005 after leading the Friends of the Malaghan Institute group in the Hawke’s Bay, resulting in substantial funding and support for the Institute from the region.
A retired rural veterinarian, David’s keen knowledge of immunology meant he was well ahead of other Trustees in following the discussion on scientific opportunities and challenges.
His fundraising expertise and extensive networks made him an invaluable member of the Board’s Advocacy Committee. He retired from the Board in 2020 but remains an active member of the Hawke’s Bay Friends. He was recognised as a Distinguished Trustee in 2021.