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 Meridian Energy, Te Pā o Rākaihautū and The Gift Trust, and is the former chair of the Ākina Foundation. He also holds the position of Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury.

He is particularly interested in 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” (2000–04). He is the author of two books on sustainable best practice (2002 & 2004), and wrote a column on the subject for the Business Monthly from 1996–2005. He further challenged his fading acuity (35 years after undergrad work) completing in 2016 a Masters (Hons) in International Law and Politics at Canterbury University. Mark continues to write occasional journalistic pieces and frequently presents as a provocative speaker from TED to New Frontiers, to the European Environmental Foundation (Freiburg – March 2018).

Alongside his current 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 ED 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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 Camia Young

Since moving to Christchurch in February 2012, Camia has been involved in a number of community based initiatives including Exchange Christchurch (XCHC), the Gap Filler Pallet Pavilion; and Studio Christchurch. Before moving to NZ, Camia practiced as an Architect in Europe with OMA and Herzog & de Meuron.

She has three current passions / streams of work: Ohu (Office for Holistic Urbanism) is an organisation dedicated to building community, she is one of the instigators of Ohu Foundation Trust and the founding director of Ohu Development Ltd - set up to scope community led property developments and support them to become investor ready. 

XCHC (Exchange Christchurch) is set up to cultivate a creative ecology by providing production space, showcase space and inviting the public to enjoy the creative expression of emerging talent. She is the founding director, trouble maker and problem solver. 

DCL (Development Christchurch Ltd) is a Christchurch City Council Urban Development Agency and acts as a bridge between the private and public sector to catalyse investment in property development for the city. Camia is a development manager and supports a range of projects to come to life.

Camia was appointed a Hillary Institute Trustee in February 2017.

David Caygill

Founding Chair - see David's bio on our Hillary Summit page.



Sacha McMeeking

Sacha McMeeking is Head of School of Aotahi: Māori and Indigenous Studies at Univ. of Canterbury. After serving Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu as head of government and external relations for many years she founded as a change agent, a boutique strategy, sustainability and collaboration consultancy, Catalytic. Having pursued societal transformation through international human rights advocacy, Iwi development and public policy she is focussed on applying social entrepreneurship to solve complex global and local challenges.

She holds a Master of Law degree and was the inaugural Fulbright Harkness NZ Fellow in 2010, during which she developed 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 not for profit boards.

Matthew Monahan

"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

Peter Townsend announced mid-2017 his pending retirement as the Chief Executive of the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce a position he's  held 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.


Melissa Clark Reynolds has become a Foresight Practitioner and Professional Director after 25 years experience as a technology entrepreneur and CEO of a number of Technology companies. She is a Governor of Radio NZ, sits on the Boards of Kiwi Insurance, Jasmax, Softed and Beef and Lamb NZ. Melissa was a Member of MPI’s Primary Growth Partnership Investment Advisory Panel until January 2018 and Chairs the LINZ Risk & Audit Committee.

Melissa was one of the first two New Zealanders to train with Al Gore as a Climate Ambassador. In 2016 she attended the Te Hono Bootcamp at Stanford University; trained as a Foresight Practitioner with The Institute for the Future in Palo Alto and trained with Clayton Christiansen in his approach to Disruptive Innovation through Harvard.

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. 

Peter Beck - Retired.

The Reverend Peter Beck is a former 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 44 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.

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.