Eden Park Trust is a statutory, not-for-profit body corporate registered with the Charities Commission and governed by the Trust Act and the Amendment Act 2009.  

The Trust's long-term vision for Eden Park is to develop a world-class stadium that provides a legacy to both our neighbours and our patrons.

“The objects of the Eden Park Trust are to promote, operate and develop Eden Park as a high quality, multi-purpose stadium for the use and benefit of rugby and cricket, as well as other sporting codes and recreational, musical and cultural events for the benefit of the public of the region. Further, the Trust Board shall administer Eden Park and the Trust Assets on a prudent commercial basis, so that Eden Park is a successful, financially autonomous community asset. In promoting, operating and developing  Eden Park, the trustees, in fulfilling their respective duties as prescribed by the Act, will need to give due regard to the needs and contributions by and the historical interests of the Auckland Cricket Association, the Auckland Rugby Football Union and the contributions made by the Crown for the redevelopment of the Stadium.” 2007 Heads of Agreement


Redevelopment of Eden Park for Rugby World Cup 2011

In 2007 a Heads of Agreement between the Trust Board and the Crown was signed for the redevelopment of Eden Park Stadium.  A separate body, aptly named the Redevelopment Board, was established. Its aim was to oversee the funding and management of the overall development of Eden Park for RWC 2011. Following the challenge of a practical completion certificate for the improvements to the Stadium, the Redevelopment Board completed its responsibilities and its activities were wound up. 


Eden Park Trust Member Biographies

John Waller (Chairman)

John Waller is Chairman of The Eden Park Trust. He was originally appointed in 2007 to the Eden Park Redevelopment Board to oversee the redevelopment project for Rugby World Cup 2011. Mr Waller is Chairman of the Bank of New Zealand and an independent director of a number of large companies, including Fonterra Co-operative Group, National Australia Bank and Sky Television Network.

 

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Michelle Boag

Michelle Boag Michelle Boag has 30 years’ experience in government, consultancy and corporate public relations and is currently a principal of Boag Allan SvG, a Strategic Communications Consultancy.  She has an extensive background in the not-for-profit sector, including as a current Trustee of the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust and as a former President of Variety Club New Zealand.  She has previously served on the boards of the Auckland Cricket Association, Manu Samoa Rugby Limited, the Mt Smart Advisory Board, Television New Zealand and the Auckland Surf Lifesaving Association.

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Ken Baguley

Ken Baguley is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 40 years’ experience in Chartered Accountancy, specialising in IT services. Ken was Chairman of Auckland Rugby from 2001 to 2010. He was an Auckland City Councillor and Chairman of Transport Committee from 2007 to 2010. He is currently an Orakei Local Board Member – Auckland Council. He is also a Trustee of The Halberg Trust and Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust. Ken holds RMA Making Good Decisions certification, valid until June 2014.

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Grant Carruthers

Grant Carruthers has been self employed as a company director since 2005 and is currently a director of a number of private companies. He was previously employed in the forest industry for many years, both within his own company and in senior roles with major companies, Carter Holt Harvey and NZ Forest Products. He was also a Director of Auckland Rugby from 2001 to 2012 and was previously on the Eden Park Board of Control. 

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Doug McKay

Doug McKay brings considerable commercial experience to the board with previous roles as either CEO or Managing Director at Procter and Gamble, Lion Nathan, Carter Holt Harvey, Goodman Fielder, Sealord and was the inaugural CEO of Auckland Council. He is now a full time professional director on the boards of NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants, Griffins Foods, Bank of New Zealand, IAG Insurance, Genesis Energy, Ryman Healthcare, and is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.

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Paul Lucas

From an initial accounting background, Paul has accumulated in excess of 35 years’ business experience. He was the founder of the EDL Group of Companies, comprising a branch network throughout Australia and NZ. Having sold the businesses, Mr Lucas has for the last eight years been a company director, business consultant and investor in a range of private companies. Mr Lucas has previously served on the board of the Auckland Cricket Association, 1996 – 2000 and in 2008 was co-opted back to the board, serving currently as Deputy Chairman and a member of the finance committee. He is also Chairman of the Auckland Cricket Development Foundation.

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Morris Pita

Morris Pita has worked in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom in a range of commercial, strategic and project management roles for Mighty River Power, BG Group and Ernst & Young.  Mr Pita has an MBA from the University of Oxford, in addition to a Master of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland. He operates a boutique consultancy business, Shea Pita & Associates, advising organisations working in Maori economic development, particularly in the energy sector.  He is also a member of the Auckland and Waitemata District Health Boards.

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Rex Smith

Rex Smith has more than 40 years’ experience in property negotiation specialising in the central and local government sectors.  He currently operates his own property consultancy business.  Mr Smith holds a post graduate degree in Political Studies from the University of Auckland.  A former member of the Eden Park Board of Control, he is the current Chairman of the Auckland Cricket Association.

Eden Park Management Team

David Kennedy (Chief Executive Officer)
Brett Winstanley (Chief Financial Officer)
Steve Donaghy (General Manager - Infrastructure & Operations)
Adrienne Bonell (General Manager - Sales & Marketing)