About Us

What is the Anglican Insurance Board?

The Anglican Insurance Board (AIB) was established under Title B Canon XXXII of the Anglican Church at the General Synod / Te Hīnota Whānui in May 2004. The relationship between the Board and Church Trust Boards is governed by Title F Canon iii, clauses 14 and 14A.1 to 14A.4. The Canon and the Trust Deed are located in the resources section of this website.

The Board provides an annual report and audited accounts to the Standing Committee of the General Synod and a biennial report to the Anglican General Synod.

The Board is registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005. Its registration number is CC40696.

What are the aims of the Board?

AIB is part of the Anglican Church, and its sole purpose is to serve the Church for the benefit of all its entities. AIB aims to assist the Church by reducing insurance costs while maintaining the best protection of its assets and people. Savings on the cost of insurance means more funds for the work of the Church and its ministry. To achieve this AIB:

  • Offers aggregated insurance programmes for the whole Church.
  • Negotiates insurance renewals for participating members.
  • Provides a Risk Management guide.

Board Members

The Anglican Insurance Board has up to 7 members. Four members are appointed by the General Synod / te Hīnota Whānui; one representing the Diocese of Polynesia, one representing te Pīhopatanga of Aotearoa, one representing the dioceses in New Zealand and one representing the House of Bishops. Up to three specialist appointees are made by the General Synod Standing Committee. The Board currently is:

Don Baskerville

Tikanga Pasifika

Don is a foundation Board member. He is an associate actuary and provides mathematical and financial expertise. He is a business consultant with many years experience in the actuarial consulting and insurance industries. Don is also on the Anglican Church Pension Board Investment Committee.

Darrin Goulding

Specialist appointee

Darrin has expertise in organisational strategy, programme delivery, performance improvement and stakeholder partnership management. Darrin is currently working as a management consultant calling on previous senior leadership experience with the ACC, NZ Defence Force and St John’s.

Darrin is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and a member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

Jonathon Hensman

Specialist appointee

Headmaster for 19 years of two independent schools either side of the Tasman,
the Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) in Brisbane and Wanganui
Collegiate School in New Zealand.
Previous Director experience as: Chair of an Advisory Board for YKWAL, a
clothing design and retail company operating in Australia and New Zealand,
Chair and Non Executive Director on the CBM NZ Board and a Director on the
Independent Schools New Zealand Board; Chair of Fraser Coast Anglican College,
Queensland; and currently the Chair of the Hereworth School Trust Board and
Trustee of the Te Mata Park Trust Board.
Currently an Education Consultant part time in both Australia and New Zealand,
providing Mentoring to School Heads and Senior Executives and also providing
consultancy to schools Boards in areas such as Governance reviews, Executive
Review, Head/CEO Performance Evaluation and appointment.

Colleen Kaye

Tikanga Pākehā

Colleen is the current Registrar Manager for the Anglican Diocese of Waiapu.

Andrew Tamihere

Tikanga Māori

Andrew is the current Registrar Manager for the Te Pīhopatanga o Te Tairāwhiti.


Hineatauira (Ira) Wilkinson

Specialist appointee

Ko Hikurangi te maunga, Ko Waiapu te awa, Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi, Ko Ira Wilkinson tona ingoa.

Ira is a Queen Victoria old girl from 1984 to 1987 and a Chartered Accountant registered with the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. Ira graduated from the University of Auckland with a BCom. Ira has many years of governance experience from serving on a number of Boards and Committees within the Anglican Church and in the Community. She also has significant professional management, investment and financial experience gained during her professional career.