Owen Graham Chairman

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.

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.

Frank Robertson Trustee

Frank Robertson is retired and has spent the major part of his business career in consulting practice in Auckland.

Later he held several senior executive positions in a large composite insurance company in Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.

Frank returned to his home city of Dunedin some ten years ago.

Frank is very interested in the preservation of Dunedin’s unique heritage.

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.

Virginia Nicholls Trustee

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.

Kate Hesson Trustee

Kate Hesson has worked in commercial law since being admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the High Court of New Zealand in 2000. Kate is a member of the Institute of Directors and is committed to helping organisations grow successfully and sustainably.

Stewart Harvey Life Member

Stewart Harvey – awarded October 2016:
To honour the services and dedication of Stewart, 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, soon after completion of the restoration project.