Meet our Trustees
Our diverse and committed group of educators and leaders want kids to have access to the best STEM equipment.
Principal, Wesley Primary School
"As a teacher I’m committed to helping young people become critical thinkers and innovators so that they can meet the social, environmental and economic challenges heading their way. I also know how difficult it is to achieve this without the right resources and this is why I’ve become involved with the Trust. "
Chief Customer Officer, Genesis Energy
"I’m proud of the work the Trust does to support STEM learning. For many schools, finding funds for STEM equipment can be a challenge - that’s where the Trust can help. The equipment we provide gives tamariki the opportunity for hands-on experiences to prepare them for jobs of the future."
Microsoft New Zealand Managing Director
"Becoming involved in the Trust for me is about ensuring students have the tools they need to succeed. At Microsoft we talk about empowering every student to achieve more and unlocking limitless learning. None of this can be done without the right equipment. "
Founder /Director Kiwi Collaborative
"As a parent and IT consultant, I work hard to keep up with my son & daughter's enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and maths. I know kids learn best with other kids, so I'm passionate about ensuring schools have the STEM tools they need to succeed in providing great learning experiences."
Head of Customer Operations and Compliance, Genesis Energy
"What drives my involvement in the Trust is my desire to see young people in science / tech type roles and an awareness of the difficulties facing some schools around encouraging students to understand and be engaged in STEM learning."
Teacher, Te Wharekura o Mauao
As a past recipient of Lego robot kits funded by the Trust, I can personally testify to the importance of our mission. The equipment has enabled rich practical learning experiences for our students which greatly increase engagement. Providing these experiences at grassroots level will help enlist kiwi kids into further STEM training. I joined the Board of Trustees in 2023 and I’m looking forward to assisting schools to get the STEM equipment they need to offer their rangatahi hands-on experiences to bring STEM learning to life.