Trustees

Libby Magnusson

Posted on Feb 3, 2015 in Trustees | 0 comments

Elected to the Trust Board since 2013 Libby is the current Deputy Chairperson. Libby’s schooling took place in Auckland then to Business College and onto her first job with a Share Broking firm, various clerical positions followed. Marriage, to Bob, took them round New Zealand, family life evolved, and children’s team sport. She still found plenty of time for her own sporting interests, tennis, swimming and netball. Some of her other activities have been in the teaching of swimming and keep-fit for special needs people. Now her particular interests are gardening, walking,...

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Eldon Jackson

Posted on Feb 3, 2015 in Trustees | 0 comments

Eldon Jackson

Eldon has been on the Trust Board since 1999. After 20 years of being involved in a building company in partnership with an old school chum in Auckland, Eldon and his wife, Gilly, moved to Russell for an easier lifestyle. The beauty, history and ease of boating attracted them to Russell and they soon settled in. Eldon continued with his building activities until retiring 3 years ago. His activities, besides Russell Museum, are boating, fishing, assisting his wife with the holiday homes that they look after (and her many cats and dog and birds!) and is also a Bay of Islands Marine Radio Assn...

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Barrie Bell

Posted on Feb 1, 2015 in Trustees | 0 comments

Barrie Bell

Elected to the Trust Board in 2010. Born in Hawera Barrie spent his boyhood in Waitara and Manaia where his father was a Post Master. A teacher, Barrie has taught in New Zealand and Australia, where he was a senior lecturer at The Victoria University of Technology, in the field of education and the sciences. Barrie moved to Russell in 2003 and contributes to the Russell community as a volunteer for the Bay of Islands Marine Radio Assn (Russell Radio). He is also a member of the house committee of the Bay of Islands Swordfish Club, Russell.

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Rosamund Scoffham

Posted on Jan 9, 2015 in Trustees | 0 comments

Rosamund Scoffham

A┬ámember of the Trust Board since 2007. Rosamund was born in Thames and brought up in Auckland. She spent many years overseas due to her husband’s work as a geophysicist. She lived in West Africa, South America, the Middle East and the U.K. She has always been an active member of a wide variety of committees and organisations. Before returning home, to New Zealand, she undertook a History of Arts degree in the U.K. Rosamund is active in the Russell Community as a volunteer in the Enterprise Russell Charitable Trust and as a committee member of the Okiato and Te Wahapu Ratepayers and...

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Stephen Western

Posted on Jan 8, 2015 in Trustees | 0 comments

Stephen Western

Elected to the Trust Board in 2010. Stephen is a talented professional photographer and local businessman running Russell-based Kingfisher Yacht Charters with his wife, Sue, as well as his photography business. Born in Devonport and brought up in Mt Roskill, Stephen spent 28 years as an insurance broker in Takapuna and he and Sue spent three years as owner/operators of Furneaux Lodge, Marlborough Sounds. From 1967 Stephen cruised many times to the Bay of Islands finally deciding to stay because he “liked the smell of the place”. Stephen records history daily through his...

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Bernard Woodcock

Posted on Jan 8, 2015 in Trustees | 0 comments

Bernard Woodcock

Elected to the Board 2010. At 17, Bernard attended Elam School of Fine Art. Four years later, in 1969, he and his wife, Maureen, returned to Russell ‘because it was home’. Bernard, Maureen and their son Lukas have lived and traveled in north and mid USA twice, being away from home for three and a half years. Maureen studied art therapy in 1991 which also took them away from Russell. A community minded person, Bernard has been an early member of the Russell Boating Club, St. Johns Ambulance and the Russell Fire Brigade. He has experience in construction, landscaping and art....

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