Ian was appointed to the Trust Board in 2016 and is Chairman of the Advocacy Group. Ian and his late wife Sally established Just Paterson Real Estate in 1990. Ian donates a considerable amount of his time to charity. He is also an award-winning REINZ Auctioneer which proves to be a very useful skill when supporting charities across New Zealand. He was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for services to philanthropy in 2016.