The Trust exists to raise money and financially support Hospice Marlborough. It owns the hospice building and raises over $700,000 from the community each year to keep the hospice operating. It is a registered charitable trust.
Having lived in and around Marlborough since 1987, he is committed to giving back to the community that has given so much over the last 30 years.
For eight years he was a Trustee of the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust and Ranui House in Christchurch. Currently he is a committee member of Renwick Smart & Connected and a Trustee of the Marlborough Festival and Events Trust. In 2020 he became a Trustee of The Marlborough Hospice Trust, taking up the role of Chairperson in November 2020.
Ian’s current roles include being Chair of the Public Trust, Chair of the Niue Development Bank, Chair of Timaru District Holdings, Director World of Wearable Arts, member of the Ngati Apa ki te Ra To Investment Committee and is a former Chair of Kiwibank Limited.
For nine years she had the privilege of working as the Chief Executive of the Whanganui District Health Board and then a further year as the Interim CEO of Capital & Coast DHB in Wellington. During this time she had the opportunity to contribute to a number of cross government health and social service initiatives, locally, regionally and nationally.
In her career, she has successfully designed and implemented complex strategic planning processes, business models and governance frameworks. She has introduced complete portfolio management systems, enabling end to end management from the initial strategy to an individual project level. She has successfully managed complex transformation and change programmes.
She has an MBA in Change Management and is certified in the APMG-International Change Management ™. She is qualified in the full suite of project associated methodologies used in public and private sectors and is a Six Sigma Black Belt which is the leading process improvement methodology.
Recently retired to Blenheim, she is presently Vice Chairperson of the Marlborough Primary Health Organisation and volunteers at the Citizens Advice Bureau. In the past, she has held committee and Chair positions with Community Law Centre and Woman’s Law organisations.
Molly is of Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Toa and Maniapoto descent. As such she has taken senior leadership roles in iwi and Māori development, Waitangi Tribunal preparations and negotiations, establishment and delivery of Whānau Ora through the Taumata of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu , Manu Taiki of Tu Pono o te whanau o Te Tauihu o Te Waka ā-Māui (reducing whānau harm), as well as being a Trustee of Māori lands within the Wairau.
Her passion has always been whānau wellbeing and has been working closely with Marlborough Hospice for over 10 years. Now as a Board member, Molly looks forward to using her knowledge and skills, contributing to the kaupapa of hospice.