Virginia Nicholls Chairperson

Virginia is the CEO of the Otago Southland Employers’ Association. Previously she has worked in marketing and communications in the University and manufacturing sectors. Virginia is a member of the Institute of Directors and has been on several private and not-for-profit boards. Virginia became Chairperson in April 2021.

Lindsay Hall Trustee

Lindsay has enjoyed a career in Painting and Decorating over the past 46 years forming Decorating Services Dn Ltd in 1989. He sold the business in March 2014.

He is a member of Dunedin East Rotary Club and received a Paul Harris Fellow in 2002.

Sarah Cross Trustee

Sarah is the owner/director of Kakapo Consulting Ltd, a Management consultancy service. In Dunedin she is an expert facilitator, communicator and coach with a proven history. Sarah works with individuals, connected teams and effective leaders across diverse sectors including local government, retail, health, and not-for-profits. Sarah was previously a Senior Associate at Richard Joseph and Associates.

Barry Timmings Trustee

Barry is a Dunedin based chartered accountant and business advisor. Prior to establishing his own practice, he spent 20 years working with large professional services firms in NZ and North America. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and has broad governance skills and experience. Barry also teaches on the University of Otago’s MBA programme and owns Harbourside Grill on Dunedin’s waterfront as a family business.

Jane Adams Trustee

Jane is an Associate lawyer in the Property and Personal Client Services team at Anderson Lloyd. She has recently returned to legal practice, having previously completed her PhD in History at the University of Otago. She has undertaken research and taught History courses on New Zealand's legal history, including the history of its prisons and courthouses.

Michael Price Trustee

Michael is a General Manager at Delta Utility Services. He has an extensive background in infrastructure, project management and construction, at an executive level. Michael is a member of the Institute of Directors and has a strong interest in governance and preserving the historical buildings in Dunedin.

Mark Cubitt Trustee

Mark has a background in law and operational risk management and investigating corporate fraud. He has worked for major corporate and financial institutions in NZ and overseas. Mark has a strong strategic and analytical focus. He is on the board of directors at YouthLaw Aotearoa.

Peter Hutchison Life Member

Awarded Life Membership in September 2019:
To recognise eight years of service to the Trust as a Foundation Trustee (2011 to 2019). A strategic thinker and utmost professional, Peter was involved in most of the significant decisions by the Board over that time.

Peter Caswell Life Member

For his services to the Dunedin Prison Trust as a Volunteer from 2012 to 2019. Peter was the Trusts Facilities Manager for most of this time managing and maintaining the Prison buildings and facilities, despite their aging condition. Peter was also the Trusts Head Tour Guide until his retirement. Also in a volunteer capacity. An important role for the Trust, Peter was very dedicated to it, and enjoyed when school groups took the tours.

Owen Graham Life Member

Owen has over 30 years experience in recreation and heritage project management with the Department of Conservation, and Heritage New Zealand where he wrote the heritage covenant that protects the prison buildings’ historic values. Awarded Life Membership on 29 March 2021 in recognition of outstanding services as a Board member since 2014 and Board Chairman and Treasurer from 2016 throughout the Dunedin Prison Repair and Restoration Stages 1 and 2 undertaken from 2015 - 2021. Owen has been an exceptional fundraiser for both Stages of the restoration.

Stewart Harvey Past Life Member

Awarded Life Membership in September 2016:
Awarded in October 2016 to honour Stewarts services and dedication as Foundation Chairman (2011 to 2016) to the successes of the Dunedin Prison Charitable Trust in its acquisition and guardianship of the historic former Dunedin Prison. Sadly, Stewart passed away 8th May 2017.