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Te Awa Board Members

  • Clive Pedley (Chair)

    Clive has been involved in advising the for-purpose sector for over 20 years. Clive was part of earlier conversations about a Community Foundation in our region as far back as 2011 and this eventually led to taking on the challenge of establishing Te Awa Community Foundation. With regional farming history in the family going back a few generations, Clive made a commitment to remain based in this region many years ago. Clive has enjoyed the opportunity to take all of the lessons gleaned from years of professional roles raising funds and investments for many for-purpose organisations throughout New Zealand and Australia, applying it here, to our region, to create lasting intergenerational change.

    Clive is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, a former President of the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand, and has sat on several Boards locally and nationally and has been at the forefront of establishing impact investment in New Zealand. Clive is the CEO and Director of Giving Architects New Zealand.

  • Andrew McLean

    Andrew McLean works as an investment adviser with Craigs Investment Partners in the Palmerston North office. Andrew first experienced the concept of a Community Foundation when he worked in the Tauranga office of Craigs Investment Partners, with the Company being a keen supporter of the Acorn Foundation. With a move back to the Manawatu, Andrew was keen to be involved in setting up a similar entity in the Horizons Regional Council area, which to date has not developed its own Community Foundation. Having grown up in the region, Andrew is a keen supporter of what the area has to offer. As a Founding Trustee, the groundwork is now being laid for the future benefit of generations to come.

    Andrews wife, Denise and their two children have been instrumental in establishing Replay, a community based charity that is involved in the recycling of used sports equipment.

  • Jasmine (Jazz) Groves

    Jazz Groves is a dependable and engaged leader with over 20 years of experience in marketing, communications and advancement in higher education and non-profit sectors in New Zealand and Australia. She excels at developing and executing strategies and programs for stakeholder engagement, communication, fundraising and partnership. She delivers impactful results, builds relationships and leads teams across diverse and complex environments. Jazz is also an innovative problem-solver who can plan and execute effective projects backed by strong analysis and metrics. She is passionate about supporting education and community development initiatives and volunteers as a mentor and committee member for various professional networks and organisations.

  • Selwyn Yorke

    Selwyn grew up in Christchurch and began his career as a research scientist, who ended up in global Business Development at New Zealand Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a Manawatu company.

    In “retirement”, he became a business mentor and maintained his interest in the business of science by becoming a Director on several diagnostic and biotech start-up Boards. He was a committee member of Environment Network Manawatu (ENM) and continues his involvement with ENM by sitting on the ENM Environmental Funds Grant committee.

    Selwyn recently joined the Middle Districts Lions Club and sits on the Community Needs and Grants Committee. Selwyn is very active in community support programmes and joining the Te Awa Community Foundation Board is a natural progression in his services to the Community.

    Selwyn has one child and three grandchildren, a partner who has three children and three grandchildren, so there is a busy family life. For relaxation, Selwyn is occasionally seen struggling around the local trails in his running shoes or on his mountain bike.

  • Owen Greig

    Owens's career in the dairy industry spans over 30 years after completing a mechanics apprenticeship. He and his wife have 4 adult children and a grandchild. He has been involved in governance in the region and nationally.

    Owen's passion runs deep for the region and the desire to leave a legacy that the next generation can build on. This is what attracts Owen to be involved in Te Awa Community Foundation.

    "It is about pulling our resources to enable the energy to be applied where the community."