Trustees

John McDonald
 

John is an independent Trustee of The Tenon Employee Educational Fund.

John's career spans 30 years in senior finance, management and board positions at Fletcher Challenge Limited from which he retired in 2002 . He has considerable international experience in management, corporate governance best practice and as a director and audit committee member of private and publicly listed companies.

He is also Chairman of the Fletcher Building Retirement Plan and a Trustee of The Fletcher Building Employee Educational Fund.

Chris Grinter
 

Chris is an independent Trustee of The Tenon Employee Educational Fund and Principal of Rotorua Boys' High School, Auckland Rotorua, New Zealand.

Chris Grinter was appointed Principal of Rotorua Boys’ High School, Rotorua New Zealand in 1991 following a six-year term as Deputy Principal of Wesley College in Pukekohe, New Zealand.

Rotorua Boys High School is a school of 1000 students, 100 of whom are boarders. The school is quite unique in New Zealand in that it is truly bi-cultural with a little over 50% of its students being Maori. The school has been acknowledged nationally and internationally for its achievements across all dimensions to the School programme but perhaps especially for its success in enhancing the achievements and learning outcomes for young Maori men.

In 2005 Chris was awarded a Woolf Fisher Fellowship as an acknowledgement for his contribution towards encouraging excellence in educational leadership and ‘in-school’ practice in New Zealand. Chris is also a life member of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rugby Union.

Chris has a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Sociology from Canterbury University, a Graduate Diploma in Teaching from the Secondary Division of the Christchurch College of Education and an Honours Degree in Criminology from Victoria University.

Ian Boyd
 

Ian is the CEO of Ontario Teachers Pension Plan NZ Forest Investments Limited (OTPP NZ) where he has responsibilities for forestry and agricultural investment in New Zealand. He has previously held senior executive roles across the primary sector in New Zealand, including Joint Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of Fletcher Challenge Forests, Managing Director of Wrightson Limited, General Manager of Zespri Global Supply, and CEO of Te Arawa Group Holdings.

Ian spent over four years living in Santiago, Chile as CEO managing the Fletcher Challenge forestry and pulp and paper investments in Chile and Brazil. He is a past Director of OTPP NZ, the NZ Government Tertiary Education Commission, and Infracore. In addition to his role as a Trustee of the NZ Wood Industry Development and Education Trust (WIDE Trust, Iane is currently a Director of AustOn Corporation Pty Limited (Chair), Port Marlborough NZ and Te Arawa Group Holdings (Chair).

Ian has a Bachelor of Forestry Science from Canterbury University, and has attended executive programs at Stanford and Wharton University. He resides in Auckland.

Keith Mackie
 

Keith has a research background centred on wood chemistry. He worked with Forest Research Institute (now SCION) for 25years in various research areas (fibre board products, wood to energy, environmental) and in management roles. He was Chief Scientist between 1998 and 2003.

He was then appointed CEO of the first partnership consortium, WQI limited which delivered science and commercial outcomes for the forestry and wood processing sectors in NZ and Australia. WQI Limited finished operations in 2016 and provided Keith with extensive industry experience and knowledge of RS&T providers in Australasia.