Administered by the Bill McKinlay Park Trust



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The Board of Trustees:

Our vision is:

To promote, develop and manage Bill McKinlay Park and its facilities as a first-class venue for football and other sporting activities within premier park surroundings.



Present Trustees

Stephen Baggaley

is a developer who has spent nearly 30 years delving into companies I.T. systems. After a number of years working in the corporate world, he started up an I.T. development company, where he has developed applications for a large number of companies, using a variety of technologies. The companies represent a wide range of industries, varying from international corporates, to small companies. As a self-confessed football tragic, Stephen can regularly be found ambling around the field and has been involved with University-Mt Wellington since 2002. He is keen to see the future development of the ground and to look at creative ways to use technology to provide a cost effective model for running a sports stadium. (2014 - present)

Marc Prenty
Marc Prenty is the founder of FootballFix, a social sports football competition provider with a current active user database of 15,000 players at multiple venues across Auckland. Originally from England, he worked in, and studied, football coaching in London, gaining a UEFA B License. In addition, Marc has a Bachelor of Sport degree from Unitec. Marc is passionate about providing the best sporting experience possible for sports players of all levels and ages, continually striving to ensure people gain maximum enjoyment from their involvement in sport.

Peter Walters
Peter has been involved in Touch for many years, captaining New Zealand for 13 years (1988 -2000) and has won 3 Touch World Cups, 1999, 2007 and 2011. He was Touch NZ High Performance Manager for 11 years but since 2004 has run his own company, Sport Coach, coaching touch and rugby in over 31 countries. Peter is a trustee of the Galaxy Sports Trust and Tamaki Community Trust and is passionate about providing opportunities for communities to be involved in sports and healthy activities.

Past Trustees and Honorary Officials

Barbara Cox

is a former captain of both New Zealand and Auckland Football representative teams. Her lengthy service to football administration and coaching at all levels was recognised in 1995 by inclusion into the New Zealand Football Hall of Fame and, in 1996, by a MBE. As a former director of United Sporting Promotions Ltd., she organised fund-raising activities and sporting promotions for sports and recreational clubs throughout New Zealand, helping countless organisations raise money for their specific projects. As a sports sociologist, she brings to the position an understanding of sport; in particular, how it relates to our institutions in society, and the identification of future trends. Cox was appointed CEO of the Trust in 2010. (2004 –)

Bruce Cullen

is the Executive General Manager for Downer Ltd., one of Australasia's largest infrastructure companies and has held this role for the past eight years. He is a civil engineer and has over 28 years of contracting and consultancy experience across New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands. Bruce has been playing football for University-Mt Wellington for over 30 years and currently plays for the Villa O/40s team, when not injured. He was recently a Board Member of Netball North for three years before the regional model was dis-established. (2015 - present)

Patrick Fontein
has over 20 years of property development experience in the NZ market, with a predominant focus on Auckland. Patrick is a Director of Studio D4, a commercial property consulting, development management and investment company. He started his senior football at Napier City Rovers, making his National League debut at Bill McKinlay Park (getting a good thrashing from Mt Wellington!). Whilst at Auckland University completing a BE Civil, he played for University when they were in the National League. He has played for the Uni Mount Villa team for the last 15 years. (Chairman)

Tara Pryor  - Honorary Solicitor 

is a former football representative for both New Zealand and Auckland. Currently, she is the General Manager, Operations and Programmes at the New Zealand Olympic Committee. A qualified lawyer with over 15 years experience, particularly in the area of sports law, she also has a diverse set of skills and experience, including for example, a Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt in process improvement. ( 2010 - present)

Ming Lim-Pollard - Honorary Treasurer

Ming has responsibility for the funding vehicle for Titan NZ and to facilitate access to domestic and offshore investors for New Zealand corporates. Prior to assuming current position at Titan NZ Funding Trust, she was also involved in the establishment of NAB (NZ) Limited and the BNZ Facilities Management Ltd, the entity responsible for the management of BNZ RMBS and the BNZ covered bond. Ming has over 25 years banking experience as a credit controller, transactional manager and corporate client syndication manager. She is a Chartered Accountant and has a law degree. She holds ACA(NZICA), BBA (OU), LLB (AUT) and PGDipAcctg (MU). (2012 - present)

Anthony Bow   

has a real passion for small to medium businesses and entrepreneurship. Anthony has held a number of senior executive roles. His most recent role was CEO of Tax Pooling Solutions Limited, where he grew and led a customer services obsessive team providing tax pooling and tax financing solutions to SME and Corporate clients, which was sold in late 2015 to PricewaterhouseCoopers. Prior to this, Anthony spent more than 13 years in banking. His last banking role was Director - Specialised Finance, leading a team of banking specialists delivering highly customised financing transactions at BNZ. Prior to his banking career, he spent 10 years in domestic and international taxation including 5 years with Dutch multinational Royal Philips Electronics based in Singapore. Anthony holds CA and CA Singapore designations from the professional accounting bodies in New Zealand and Singapore respectively. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Auckland University and is a member of the International Fiscal Association (NZ Branch). (2012 – 2020 chairman)

Andrew Clements (Clem)

is an investor and was a professional director. He has been a director of a number of NZX listed and private companies including Ryman Healthcare, The New Zealand Refining Company, Revera, Orion Health, Genesis Energy and private investment companies; Zeus Management Ltd and Jacon Investments Ltd. He was a member of the IOD and completed the NZIM advanced management program in 1991 and a B.Com at Auckland University in 1985. Clem is a life member of University-Mt Wellington AFC and has been team manager/player for Villa for a number of years. He is currently taking a well-earned sabbatical overseas. (2010-2015: former chairman)

Harry Dods
chaired New Zealand and Auckland Football for many years and was rewarded for his services with a Life Membership of both organisations. He was the CEO of the 1982 World Cup Campaign and in 2001, he was appointed as National Games Director for New Zealand Special Olympics, organising 14 sports for 1800 competitors with the assistance of 750 volunteers. Harry was both the founding Chairman of Sport Auckland as well as founding Trustee, Chairman and Treasurer of SENZ Charitable Trust, an organisation set up to provide training and employment opportunities for young adults. (2004 – 2013: former chairman)

Robert Douglas
has been involved in football for many years; serving Auckland Football as President and a Board Member, and University-Mt Wellington AFC in various capacities but currently as President. After retiring from his position as operations manager for a large multi-national company, he set up and now directs Eden Park Panel and Paint Ltd. Bob is well-known in musical circles as a founding member of The Society Jazzmen. (2004 – present)

David Mairs
Has been involved in football for many years at Eastern Suburbs AFC where he served as both President and Chairman. A chartered accountant by profession, he has been the company secretary of Nissan NZ Ltd for 22 years and recently retired in 2014. (2004 – 2010)

Nitesh Prasad

is a Senior Civil & Structural Engineer and Director of NAL Civil & Structural Engineers Limited. He has over 9 years of professional engineering experience in New Zealand and holds Diploma in Civil Engineering from Fiji Institute of Technology, Bachelor’s in Engineering (Civil) and a Masters of Engineering Studies (Construction Management) from the University of Auckland. He is also a member and former President of South Pacific Professional Engineering Excellence (SPPEEx) which is a non-profit organisation focused at increasing the number of Maori and Pacific engineers, advancement of professional engineers in the community, and supporting the professional development of their members. Nitesh initiated, organised and played in the Auckland Inter-Engineering Soccer Championship at Bill McKinlay Park since 2008. (2013 – Present)

Further information on the Trust may be found on the Charities Commission website.

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