There are a total of eight Trustees all of whom provide their expertise on a voluntary basis for no fees. They bring a wealth of experience to the Trust which is greatly appreciated.
Russell Dixon Harris Builder, Master and previous owner of the R.Tucker Thompson, Russell continues to play an integral part in the Tucker and her ongoing adventures. Russell, his children and grandchildren will always contine to have an involvement with the ship. Prior to becoming involved with the Tucker, Russell was a farmer from Dargaville for a number of years.
Ian (Box) Milestone Box has been involved with the Tucker from the very beginning, including building of the ship, which was carried out at Mangawhai adjacent to his property. A project manager by trade, Box has spent a number of years involved in projects rebuilding Afghanistan. He has done a number of offshore voyages on the ship, including her inaugral trip to the UK in 1987
Michael Wallace Simm Mike is a professional company director and was executive director of Fullers Bay of Islands from 1984 to 2001 and a director for the NZ Tourism Board from 1997 to 2000. He is deputy chair of the Top Energy Group, Chairman of Brightwater Engineering and chairman of several other private companies. Mike was previously a chair of Enterprise Northland, Destination Northland and is involved with a number of initiatives to targeting lifting the performance of the Northland region.
John Nelson Duder John is a civil engineer by trade but has had a long association with Sail Training and its effect on young people through 31 years’ involvement with the sail training vessel Spirit of New Zealand and as Trustee on the Spirit of Adventure Trust.
Bronwyn Hunt Bronwyn is Principal Advisor, Strategy and Policy with Te Runanga o Te Rarawaresponsible for Treaty Settlement, environmental matters from maunga to moana, iwi & hapu plans, training, iwi research and development and anything else the CEO or Chair see fit to delegate to her. She is a Regional Council representing the Far North District on the Northland Regional Council and has but with a special interest in libraries, customer services and Tourism. Proudly passionate about the Far North and her Whanau and a proud owner of the most beautiful H28 there is to be had!
Kelly Yakas Kelly is of Ngaphui, Te Arawa descent and passionate about youth. She currently manages the Stars and Kiwi Can programmes in Kaikohe for Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi and the foundation for youth development. She has organised a number of community projects for various groups in the mid North including Womens Refuge, Community Policing Unit, Sport Northland, Lake Omapere Trust, Pioneer Village and the Western Community. A dedicated mother of two, she is also a Les Mills aerobics instructor providing classes twice a week.
Michael Wallace Simm Mike is a professional company director and was executive director of Fullers Bay of Islands from 1984 to 2001 and a director for the NZ Tourism Board from 1997 to 2000. He is deputy chair of the Top Energy Group, Chairman of Brightwater Engineering and chairman of several other private companies. Mike was previously a chair of Enterprise Northland, Destination Northland and is involved with a number of initiatives to targeting lifting the performance of the Northland region.read more
Michael Walter Daniel (Chair) Mike W Daniel B.Com.Ec was appointed to the Board in June 2009 and invited to be Chair. A former stockbroker and merchant banker he has held Directorships with the following organisations: GSB Supply Corp Ltd, Force Corporation Ltd, Northland Health Ltd, Northpower Limited, SKYCITY Leisure Limited, Elders Norstock Limited (Chairman) and Northland Port Corporation Limited (Chairman) He is presently a Director of Airwork NZ Limited and Pan Pacific Petroleum NZ Limited. He also a keen surfer and enjoys...read more