New manager appointed for the Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust

The Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Turner as its new manager. “Andrew’s mix of private sector management and Council and community service along with his nine-year experience as a Rod Donald Trustee makes him ideally suited for the position,” Trust Co-Chair Richard Suggate said. “We are very pleased with both the skills and the extensive relationships that Andrew brings to the position.”

Andrew Turner said that he is excited to be taking up the position. “I’m looking forward to working for the Trust to further increase public recreation and biodiversity protection on Banks Peninsula. Giving nature a helping hand and connecting Peninsula communities are passions of mine and this role will enable me to continue this work.”  

Andrew succeeds the previous Manager, Suky Thompson, who with the Board, led the Trust through its first decade of existence and was the driving force behind the establishment of the Te Ahu Pātiki Conservation Park. “Andrew will provide the strategic impetus to lead the Trust in a new decade of Banks Peninsula public access and conservation support,” Richard Suggate said. 

Retiring Trust Manager Suky Thompson handing over the information records to Andrew

Co-Chairs Jenn Chowaniec and Richard Suggate say that after following an extensive competitive process Andrew was chosen as the most suitable candidate. The appointment process was managed for the Rod Donald Trust by Brannigans Consulting Ltd to ensure the process was robust and the best candidate from a well-qualified field was chosen.  The position was widely advertised and both Brannigans and Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trustees interviewed applicants.

Andrew Turner will take up the position of Manager on 10 October 2022.

Click HERE to read the article in the Press announcing Andrews new role.

As aptly quoted in the Press article, ‘Andrew is shedding his deputy mayor suits for less formal attire!’