Charities Registration Board

An independent three-person Board makes decisions about registering or deregistering charities.  

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Roger Holmes Miller

Roger Holmes Miller has been the Chair of the Charities Registration Board since its inception in 2012. He is a barrister and solicitor in Wellington and the founding partner of Maude & Miller, specialising in commercial and trust law, governance and acquisitions and mergers. Roger is a registered trustee and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (UK). Roger is Chair of the Performing Arts Foundation Wellington and a Trustee of the Pātaka Foundation and was previously Chair of the Porirua City Council Community Services Board. Roger was named Wellingtonian of the Year (Business Category) in 2005, and has been a director/trustee of numerous commercial and community entities.

Bev Gatenby

Dr Bev Gatenby currently works as a consultant, a facilitator and a coach. She has recently conducted a review of the Hamilton City Council’s community development strategy; has undertaken governance reviews and facilitated strategic planning for a range of charities; and coached managers in the philanthropic and community sectors and local government. Bev was the Chief Executive of Trust Waikato between 2006 and 2016, and is currently a member of the Leadership Group for the Waikato Plan. She is a member of the Institute of Directors and has held a range of local, regional and national governance roles. She was appointed to the Charities Registration Board for a three year period on 1 July 2018.

Simon Karipa

Simon Karipa is General Manager of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust, the post-settlement governance entity for the iwi of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō based in Te Tauihu, with tribal links to Ngā Wairiki-Ngāti Apa, Te Atihaunui a Pāpārangi and Ngāti Hauiti/Mōkai Pātea. Simon has previously held governance and executive roles with several iwi organisations and brings legal knowledge and experience particularly in charities and trust law. Appointed to the Charities Registration Board in 2015, he also holds a range of governance positions, including iwi commercial roles and is a director on Whanganui District Council Holdings Limited, the CCO for Whanganui District Council.

For more information about how the Charities Registration Board works with Charities Services, see the blog post published on the subject.