Collectively, the Board has significant management and financial expertise and a history of service to the community. Some members of the Board sit on the Net Proceeds Committee.
Maurice D Hayes, Chairman
A chartered accountant by profession, Maurice has spent over 40 years in public practice. The purchase of a hotel in 1971 marked Maurice's entry into the hospitality industry. He has diverse business interest and several company directorship. He continues to combine his industry involvement with his accountancy business.
Bill McLean, Director
Bill has maintained a long involvement with the hospitality industry, both in New Zealand and overseas. His purchase of another 'Bar & Café' establishment in Feilding has brought Bill back up to the North Island where he maintains a strong interest and involvement in various sporting codes (which in the past included being a founder member of the Manawatu Rugby Board and a committee member of the Manawatu Racing Club).
David McNay, Director
David is a Southlander born and bred, with a lifetime of community service which continues to this day. David was a Trustee of the Hump Ridge Track Trust and the Southland Youth Adventure Trust, both for twelve years. Now retired to Queenstown, David remains a true Southlander and is still actively involved with arranging and leading tours of the region.
Brian Counihan, Director
Brian has enjoyed a very successful career path in the hospitality industry commencing as an apprentice chef in Canterbury culminating with a position at Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan. Hotel management beckoned and for the next 30 years Brian was involved at the top level during which time a course at Cornell University, New York, was completed. A period in Fiji also included PATA Fiji and board member of the Fiji Hotel Assn. Brian currently enjoys gardening, bowls, semi-retirement and a directorship.
Rod Lingard, Director
As Director New Zealand for Right Management, a global management consulting firm specialising in people development and management strategies, Rod is well-placed to assist the Trust board in guiding and supporting the management team. Rod is a member of the Institute of Directors, a trustee of Workbase (National Centre for Workforce Literacy & Language) and chairman of an olive oil processing company. Rod's close links to political and business networks provide helpful insights into government policies that may affect Pub Charity Limited's community activities.