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.
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 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 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 brings wide governance experience, particularly in respect to Anglican Schools. Jonathon is currently Chair of the Hereworth School Board and a past principal of Whanganui Collegiate.
Colleen is the current Registrar Manager for the Anglican Diocese of Waiapu.
Andrew is the current Registrar Manager for the Te Pīhopatanga o Te Tairāwhiti.
The Right Reverend Richard Wallace
House of Bishops appointee
The Right Reverend Richard Wallace is the second Anglican Bishop of the Anglican Māori Diocese of Waipounamu.
Bishop Richard has whakapapa links to Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Kati Hawea, Te Rapuwae, Waitaha, Ngāti Rārua and Ngāti Tama. His Hapu are Kāti Huirapa from his Father, Kai Te Ruahikihiki, Kati Irakehu, Kati Maahaki ki Makaawhio, from his Mother.
He has served the Anglican Maori Mission, in various roles for more than forty years. His service has taken him to Te Tau Ihu (Nelson, Marlborough, Tasman) as the first Māori Missioner, to Te Tai o Poutini (West Coast) as an Archdeacon and Minita-a-Iwi and as Kaiwhakamana in Otautahi, providing Chaplaincy services throughout this time in the Hospital and Community, before being elected and then installed in 2017 as Bishop of Te Waipounamu, and Chatham Island.
Bishop Richard served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force for 11 years, before moving into civilian life and a career which has crossed a number of sectors. From an Engineering and Maintenance Fitter role in a Steel Foundry to a Public Servant working for the Ministry of Māori Affairs, in social services, particularly in Mātua Whāngai (Child and Family Services), he remained in the social service arena working with whānau as a counsellor, with individuals, couples and in group settings, including setting up and facilitating Anger Management, Drug and Alcohol abuse counselling. He specialised in Child Mental Health Services and developed a passion for community and voluntary work, particularly in Iwi and Māori Organisational Development.
He brings with him years of experience, from a practitioner, management and governance perspective, holding trustee, representative and directorship positions, and providing guidance as a Kaumatua contributing locally and nationally through organisations such as Internal Affairs, Māori Women’s Welfare League, Like Minds like Mine, Health Promotion Forum, Child Youth and Families, and Westcoast PHO to name just a few. In 2008 his contribution to the Māori Community was recognised when he was awarded a QSM.
Hineatauira (Ira) Wilkinson
Ko Hikurangi te maunga, Ko Waiapu te awa, Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi, Ko Ira Wilkinson tona ingoa.
Ira is Chair of the Board and 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.