Penny Simmonds New Chair Of Community Trust South

Jul 02, 2019
1155 Views

Community Trust South has today announced the appointment of Penny Simmonds as the new chair of Community Trust South. Simmonds takes over as the trust’s chair position from Margot Hishon. Lindsay Wright will remain as the deputy chair.

Wright says “The board agreed that Penny has the right skills and experience to lead Community Trust South. Her governance expertise, strong leadership and commitment will serve the board and the community well”.

“It is a real honour to be able to lead the Community Trust South board as we continue to work with community groups and organisations who enable growth and progress in the south. I am committed to the economic, social and cultural development of our community, and passionate about this very special part of the world we live in” Simmonds said.

Simmonds has been on the Community Trust South board since 2012 and, along with Richard Wason, is the longest serving trustee. As well as Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) chief executive for 22 years, Simmonds has held positions on the board of Hockey Southland including past chair, is also past president of Hockey New Zealand, has had significant involvement with the Southland Regional Development Strategy and governance experience across a range of community organisations.

In 2015 Simmonds was named a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit recognising her service to education, sport and community in Southland.

The positions of chair and deputy chair are elected by the trustees on a two-yearly basis.

You may be interested

Car Rolls On Daffodil Bay Loop Track
News
10 views
News
10 views

Car Rolls On Daffodil Bay Loop Track

News Desk - Dec 16, 2019

Police received a report of a single-vehicle crash on Sandy Point Road about 7:20pm yesterday. A car had rolled. Two…

Funeral Notices – Monday 16th December
Funeral Notices
2048 views
Funeral Notices
2048 views

Funeral Notices – Monday 16th December

Notices - Dec 16, 2019

If you would like your lost loved one's  death / funeral  notice or memoriam listed here, contact your funeral director for more…

Invercargill Christmas Lights List/Map
Kids & Family, News
7645 views
Kids & Family, News
7645 views

Invercargill Christmas Lights List/Map

News Desk - Dec 14, 2019

It's that time of year again, here is the list of houses we have so far and also those participating…