Trustees & Staff
Anake Goodall, Chair
Chair of both the NZ Board of Trustees and the International Board of Governors (the Hillary Summit), Anake has diverse management and governance experience in a range of community-based organisations, including roles as a labour union delegate and serving as Chief Executive Officer of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu.
Anake is an immediate past member of the Environmental Protection Authority and its establishment board, and currently serves on the boards of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's Review Panel, Meridian Energy and the Akina Foundation. He also holds the position of Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury.
He is particularly interested in the use of strategies to realise community objectives that integrate social, environmental and economic dimensions over the long run. Anake has an MBA, a Public Administration Masters from Harvard's John F Kennedy School of Government, and is a New Zealand Harkness Fellow.
Mark Prain, Founding Director
A graduate of Toi Whakaari (Wellington - 1978), New Zealand's premier Theatre Arts academy, Mark spent 15 years as a professional actor, director, playwright and opera singer. He has since spent much of the last 25 working in NZ, the US and around the world in leadership roles. After five years with Greenpeace (1990-94), he became Executive Director of not for profit Sustainable Cities (1995-2000) and then of the "Redesigning Resources Business Leadership Group" (2000-05). He is the author of two books on sustainable best practice (2002 & 2004), and wrote a column on the subject for the Business Monthly (NZ) from 1996-2005. He continues to write occasional journalistic pieces for a variety of print media and further challenged his fading acuity (36 years after undergrad study) by completing in April (2016), a Masters in International Law and Politics (Hons) at Canterbury University, where he has 'retreated' one day a week (when home in NZ), since 2014.
Beyond the privilege of his current international role as Founding Director of the Hillary Institute (2006-), Mark is Director of Maven Ltd, a strategic consultancy focused on social entrepreneurship based in NZ. He is also the Executive Director of Untouched World Foundation and a director of Professional Arts Services. An advisor to the Katerva Challenge for innovative climate change solutions (Canada) and Climate Changers (US), he is widely-regarded as an independent thinker and partnership broker.
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The Reverend Peter Beck is aformer Christchurch City Councillor and was Dean of the Christchurch Cathedral from 2002-2012. Born in England, he and his wife Gay came to New Zealand in 1981. They have three adult children. A graduate of Oxford University and an Anglican priest for 42 years he has always seen his ministry as engaging with the issues of the world, getting out and meeting people in all walks of life, and exploring with them what gives meaning, value and purpose in their lives.
His association with Sir Ed goes back to his time at St Matthew in the City in Auckland when Sir Ed and Lady Hillary supported some of the project work there. Latterly his relationship deepened when Peter joined Sir Ed in Antarctica to lead the 25th anniversary of the Erebus disaster. He was privileged to be asked by Lady Hillary to take part in Sir Ed's funeral in January 2008. Peter is also the Antarctica NZ Chaplain to Scott Base.
Founding Chair - see David's bio on our Hillary Summit page.
Sacha McMeeking is Head of School of Aotahi: Maori and Indigenous Studies at University of Canterbury. After serving Te ROnanga o Ngai Tahu as head of government and external relations for a number of years she founded a boutique strategy, sustainability and collaboration consultancy. Sacha is a change agent, who having pursued societal transformation through international human rights advocacy, Iwi development and public policy is now focussed on social entrepreneurship as a way to solve complex and pressing global and local challenges.
She holds a Master of Law degree and was the inaugural Fulbright Harkness New Zealand Fellow in 2010, during which she developed kaupapa.org a bespoke suite of tools for Iwi and Maori organisations to make commercial and tribal development decisions according to tradition-based values. Sacha also serves on a number of non-profit boards and co-founded the Ministry of Awesome.
"Tackling humanity's greatest challenges requires new paradigms and integrated solutions. I was drawn to New Zealand because it offers an exciting canvas for such approaches."
Upon arriving to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2010, Matthew was captivated by the people, land, and potential. Originally from the midwest United States, he has always been an active student of entrepreneurship and technology.
After leaving college, Matthew joined forces with his brother Brian to create Inflection, an incubator of trust-based software tools, where he serves as CEO. Matthew is on the board of Kiwi Connect, helping to bridge connections with Silicon Valley. He is also a founding director of the Namaste Foundation.
Peter Townsend is the Chief Executive of the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce and has held that position since 1996. The Employers' Chamber, as the largest business support agency in the South Island, concentrates on assisting members to improve their enterprises; ensuring members can operate in a business friendly environment; and encouraging new levels of business activity.
Peter holds several corporate directorships including being a Board member of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and the Callaghan Grants Committee. He is also a Board member of Pegasus Health (Charitable) Ltd and the Air Force Museum Trust. He is involved with a range of community groups
and initiatives in this region that are in harmony with the objectives of the Employers' Chamber. Since 4 September 2010, and especially since 22 February 2011, Peter has been actively involved in earthquake recovery issues.
Peter is the Honorary Consul for Chile for the South Island, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Management. In December 2013 Peter was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Peter has a BSc (Hons) and a post Graduate Diploma in Business and in May 2014 Lincoln University made Peter an Honorary Doctor of Commerce for his services to business. In September 2013 Peter received the Individual Leadership Award at the AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards.
Garry Moore (CNZM, CA) - Retired.
Mayor of Christchurch for 9 yrs and founder of Mayors Taskforce which played a key role focused on youth employment in NZ, Garry had a particular focus on environmental projects reducing the city’s energy usage by 30% and CO2 by 50% under his watch.