Board of Trustees

The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora is an independent charitable trust governed by a board of trustees. The board ensures The Arts Centre fosters, promotes and facilitates interest and involvement in art, culture, creativity, creative industries, entrepreneurship and education.

Felicity Price


Arts Centre Trust Board chair Felicity Price is committed to the regeneration of The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, which she believes is the most significant public heritage site in Ōtautahi Christchurch.Born and bred in Christchurch, Felicity has extensive voluntary governance experience that has included chairing the boards of The Court Theatre, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Christchurch Writers Festival and SIDS International. Find out more

Erin Victoria Jackson

Deputy chair

Having established her career in "the new Christchurch", University of Canterbury graduate (LLB/BA) Erin Jackson was president of the university’s students' association for two years in the immediate post-quake environment. Find out more

Grant Dean

Board member

An accomplished executive producer and production director, Grant Dean has more than 20 years of international expertise in the development and publication of digital projects and content.He has worked alongside companies such as the BBC, The Walt Disney Company and Atari, developing some of the world’s best-loved TV shows into digital entertainment for global audiences. Find out more

James Stringer

Board member

James Stringer brings extensive experience in the redevelopment and refurbishment of heritage and character buildings to The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora’s trust board.He believes that the success of The Arts Centre is central to Ōtautahi Christchurch’s growth as the most liveable city in the world. Find out more

Mark Russell

Board member

Mark joined the board of trustees in 2017. He has been in practice as a commercial lawyer for 35 years. Find out more

Mark Todd

Board member

Mark Todd is a chartered accountant and a chartered member of the Institute of Directors.He was appointed as an Arts Centre board trustee in 2015, and reappointed under the Act in 2018. Find out more

Michael Rondel

Board member

A born and bred Cantabrian, Michael Rondel has been an Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora trustee since 2011, being reappointed under the Act in 2015 and 2018. Find out more

Puamiria Parata-Goodall

Board member

Puamiria Parata-Goodall has a blend of talents including event management, cultural expertise, museum know-how and a passion for Māori performing arts.Puamiria was appointed as an Arts Centre board trustee in 2015, and reappointed under the Act in 2018. Find out more

Dr Rod Carr

Board member

Prior to his retirement in February 2019, Dr Rod Carr was vice-chancellor at the University of Canterbury for 10 years. Find out more

Executive leadership team

The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora employs around 35 fulltime staff, including educators, stonemasons, labourers, administrators and management staff. They are led by an executive leadership team headed by the chief executive who reports into the board of trustees.

Philip Aldridge

Chief executive

Brad Adlam

Operations manager

Chris Archer

Programmes and partnerships manager

Sheryl Keeley

Corporate services manager