Bboard of Trustees

Brian Nowell

Following a 36 year career in finance and general management in a large public manufacturing company, Brian focused on applying his skills and experience in governance roles.  Having been involved in governance since the year 2000, he has served as a director and or trustee of several organisations.

He applies his leadership skills in motivating teams to assess and evaluate opportunities that continually stimulate improved quality of service delivery and growth of organisations.

He currently has roles as the Chair of a Tertiary Education provider, a Charitable Trust that provides residential services for people with disabilities. He also serves as a Trustee of a Foundation involved in Palliative Care.

In the past he has been a Director of a Trustee of public and Kiwisaver superannuation funds.

He is a Retired member of the Institute of Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, and was a Chartered member of the Institute of Directors New Zealand until his resignation in June 2018.

Brian is an avid sports enthusiast and has a strong desire to encourage involvement in a broad range of activities that aid communities to better their health, wealth and well being, both individually and collectively.

Gavin Donald
Deputy Chairperson

Gavin is a proud Counties Manukau person having represented the province in both rugby and tennis.

Gavin is Managing Director of GMD Consultants, a planning and environmental consultancy he founded following five years at a multi-national engineering consultancy and a five year period of working and playing rugby in England. Working in local government in England, provided Gavin an opportunity to work on major sporting venues, including the Arsenal Football Club Training Ground and golf club redevelopments. Gavin has extensive experience in engagement process and water rights issues.

Gavin continues to be a supporter of Counties Manukau Rugby and when time allows enjoys fishing and a round of golf.

Gavin previously sat on the board of New Zealand Universities Rugby.

Te Rina Noon
Board Member

Te Rina is of Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Porou descent. 

She grew up in Manurewa (where she now lives with her husband and young son) playing basketball for Counties Manukau and attended Manurewa Intermediate.

She is passionate about encouraging sport as a key tool for improving physical and mental health and the opportunity to create social change. Te Rina is passionate about giving back to the community and is grateful for the opportunity to serve in this role. 

Te Rina is a qualified lawyer working in Human Resources.