top of page


Current Trustees 


Phillip Duval







Company Director, Importer/Exporter - with expertise in other unrelated areas such as International Education, Property Investment and the Not For Profit Sector. Skilled cross-cultural negotiator, champion of charities and Professional Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Problem solver. Member of NZ Institute of Directors. Currently holding Directorships of numerous companies. A passionate advocate of the native reforestation of the Christchurch Port Hills and Banks Peninsula; committed to leaving our environment in better condition for future generations.


Nuk Korako

Tutehounuku (Nuk) Korako was brought up at Tuahiwi, North Canterbury and is of strong Ngai Tahu, Kati Mamoe and Waitaha decent.  He has been a past and present member of a number of commercial Iwi and Runanga (Ancestral Community) Governance Boards and has been involved in both inbound and outbound tourism companies for over thirty years, both in New Zealand and overseas. He has been an effective leader in senior governance and management roles.


Alice Tiso

Alice is currently in her second year of a degree in Law, Political Science and Economics at the University of Canterbury. Previously, she was the co-founder of the Cashmere Volunteer Army which facilitated native tree planting projects for high school students. In her spare time she enjoys tramping around the South Island, walking in the Port Hills and water-skiing. 

Brian Keeley

Brian has held many positions in Christchurch, including Property Manager, Acting CEO New Zealand Science & Technology Trust, Chair of The Christchurch Garden City Trust, but above all else is his passion for Christchurch the Garden City. This passion is equaled only by his passion for the environment. As a Trustee for the Tapuwae O Rakau Trust Brian brings a balance of logic and business expertise to a pressing need to plant native  trees as his contribution to one of New Zealand’s most important challenges.


David Drayton



David is passionate about community, having previously worked for the Hunstbury Community Center for over 45 years. A previous business man, he is also on the board for The Port Hills Park Trust and St Martin's Jubilee Trust. David has lived near the Port Hills for most of his life and brings local knowledge, strong business experience and enthusiasm to the board. 

Christie Webber

Bio to come. 

Emily Trevail

Emily is currently a Fundraising Consultant at Barrer & Co. Originally from Cornwall in the UK, Emily has lived in NZ for the past few years and is passionate about the outdoors. She has previously volunteered planting native trees across the Port Hills and brings her background of working for Non-Profit organisations to the Trust and it's important kaupaua. 

Previous Trustees


Alan Skinner







Alan has been a self-employed accountant for over 25 years and is passionate about assisting small to medium-sized businesses to achieve their potential both in a business and personal capacity. Outside of business, he enjoys tennis and a good game of cards. Alan and his wife Lynda are the parents of 6 children all of whom have followed in his footsteps as accountants. 






bottom of page