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Our trustees

Momentum Waikato Leonard Gardner
Leonard Gardner
Chair
Momentum Waikato Neil Richardson
Neil Richardson
Deputy Chair
Momentum Waikato Parekawhia McLean
Parekawhia McLean
Momentum Waikato Simon Rickman
Simon Rickman
Momentum Waikato Pam Roa
Pam Roa
Momentum Waikato Ken Stephens
Ken Stephens
Momentum Waikato Jon Tanner
Jon Tanner
Momentum Waikato Ken Williamson
Ken Williamson

Our team

Momentum Waikato Kelvyn Eglinton
Kelvyn Eglinton
Chief Executive
Momentum Waikato Janice Lapwood
Janice Lapwood
Development Director
Momentum Waikato Lara Conroy
Lara Conroy
Office Manager
Momentum Waikato Mark Servian
Mark Servian
Communication Advisor

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Board appointments panel

The purpose of the Board Appointments Panel is to establish the Trust Board’s composition by evaluating the competencies required of prospective trustees (both non-executive and executive), identifying those prospective trustees, establishing their degree of independence and developing succession plans for the Trust Board.


Membership of the Appointments Panel is made up of:

  • The Chairperson or nominee of the WEL Energy Trust
  • The Chairperson or nominee of the Board of Momentum Waikato
  • One representative appointed by the Appointments Panel in consultation with the mayors of Hamilton City, Waikato District and Waipa District Councils
  • The Chairperson or nominee of the Institute of Directors, Waikato Branch
  • Three independent members appointed by the Appointments Panel taking into account the skills, knowledge and experience required for the Appointments Panel to function in a balanced and effective manner.


The current Appointments Panel members are:

  • Alastair Calder, Appointments Panel Chair, independent
  • Doug Arcus, Mayors’ representative
  • John Birch, independent
  • Simon Lockwood, Chairperson, Institute of Directors, Waikato Branch
  • Mark Ingle, Chair, WEL Energy Trust
  • Jerry Rickman, independent
  • Leonard Gardner, Chair, Momentum Waikato