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 20 years of experience in various management and governance roles in the tertiary education, science and health sectors. She is a director of Powerhouse Ventures Ltd, the Cawthron Institute, the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, and a member of the governance groups of the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, and two National Science Challenges – Ageing Well (which she chairs) and Healthier Lives. She is also 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.