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.
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
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 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
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
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.