Our People

Our People

At AGT our people make us who we are, we are a team of highly qualified specialists with extensive national experience.

Like our venues, each of us is unique. We come from all walks of life, from different backgrounds, with different interests and experiences.

Our individualism is a strength we celebrate. But what makes us truly special is the way we balance our knowledge of the gaming sector with our understanding of people.

We listen. We care. We treat each person as an individual with needs that require individual advice.

Our vision is to be recognised as the most highly respected and compliant Gaming Society by the communities our venues operate in, venue operators, government, and the regulator

+ - Board of Trustees

 

The Board of Trustees are careful stewards of community funding and alongside the grants committee great care is taken to distribute to a wide variety of organisations who have a strong community focus.

 

Evan Moore

Evan Moore

Chairperson

Evan was educated at Waitaki Boys High School, followed by University of Otago (Bachelor of Law 1976 and Bachelor of Divinity 1999) In 2014 he was appointed a Notary Public for NZ by the Arch Bishop of Canterbury.
He practiced law in Dunedin as a general practitioner from 1976 until his retirement to Clyde in 2020. He still does some law work for his old firm and occasionally undertakes notary appointments.

Doug McCaulay

Doug McCaulay

Deputy Chairperson

Doug specialises in risk management and international security, Doug has balanced that with a passion for the not-for-profit sector. A Chartered member of the Institute of Directors, he dedicates a great deal of his time to governance roles where he is passionate about sustainability of charitable organisations.

Peter Haslemore

Peter Haslemore

Trustee

Peter has had a long career as a public servant working primarily for the Department of Internal Affairs. This included management positions responsible for licencing and enforcement of gaming and is currently working in public health. Peter enjoys many sports and has active roles in surf lifesaving and waka ama. He has competed in swimming, canoe polo, water polo, flat water kayaking, hockey, football, rugby league and triathlon.

+ - Chief Executive
Karen Shea

Karen Shea

CEO and Trustee

Karen has been involved with the Trust since its inception in 1998 and has been an integral part of development and evolution of the sector. She is a strong advocate of the Class 4 funding model and continually mandates to support organisations at the very heart of our communities across New Zealand. She ensures the Trust is nimble and responsive to the needs of venues and individual communities.

Email: karen.shea@agt.nz
Phone: 03 471 8850

+ - Finance and Administration

 

The delivery of first-class financial and data management requires seamless teamwork – we understand that.

Our Finance Team is fully integrated into the fabric of the Trust. This enables us to be effective, efficient, and successful, and that is why we can pay venues sooner than most societies.

 

Nick Rutledge

Nick Rutledge

Chief Financial Officer

Originally from the Pacific Northwest in the United States, Nick worked as a Certified Professional Accountant (CA equivalent) for one of the region’s leading public accounting firms before moving to private industry where he managed all internal reporting for North America for a global manufacturing company. This led to extensive travel around the globe. He arrived in New Zealand in 2016 and has been with the Trust ever since. Nick specialises in data analysis and reporting and loves the opportunities the Trust provides to utilise his entire technical skillset.

Email: nick.rutledge@agt.nz
Phone: (03) 471 6600

Fazmy Izzath

Fazmy Izzath

Finance Manager

Fazmy hails from Sri Lanka and is a qualified Associate of Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (UK). He has a diverse international background and almost 20 years’ experience in Finance and Accounting across industries such as, Manufacturing, Tourism, Retail and Agricultural sectors.

Email: fazmy.izzath@agt.nz
Phone: (03) 471 6299

+ - Venue Support Team

 

Together the AGT team has a real ‘make it happen’ attitude. Our people are empowered to find ways to make life better for everyone, our venues, our communities, and our people. 

 

Cam Wilson

Cam Wilson

National Operations Manager

Before joining the team at Aotearoa Gaming Trust, Cam enjoyed a 12-year career with the NZ Police. Since 1999, Cam has been involved in the gambling sector and has extensive experience in Class 4 operations and compliance.

Email: cam.wilson@agt.nz
Phone: 027 550 0030

Ra Piripi

Ra Piripi

Area Manager - Upper North Island

Ra has 27 years’ experience in bars, restaurants and event management, Ra puts the hospitality back into the industry. He has over 10 years extensive operational skills in Class 4 Gaming, and can offer our operators complete hospitality solutions with a unique customer service perspective.

Email: ra.piripi@agt.nz
Phone: 027 550 0039

Toby Elliottyson

Toby Elliottyson

Area Manager - Central North Island

Toby has run award winning restaurants and bars in Hamilton and the Coromandel. Toby is motivated to continue achieving the best results for all his venue operators. With over 25 years of hospitality experience, he brings passion and knowledge from all areas of the sector, including the kitchen, front of house and managing large scale operations. His familiarity with managing a busy gaming room, combined with his strong understanding of the gaming industry, leads him to provide relevant advice and exceptional support.

Email: toby@agt.nz
Phone: 027 550 0037

Greg Clapp

Greg Clapp

Area Manager - Upper/Central South Island

Greg has been with Aotearoa Gaming Trust for over 21 years, prior to joining the Trust he worked for the New Zealand Police and ran and owned service stations. Greg is an integral part of the team and works closely with his venues to achieve the best results for them.

Email: greg.clapp@agt.nz
Phone: 027 550 0032

Kevin Galliven

Kevin Galliven

Area Manager - Lower South Island

Kevin has almost 30 years’ experience in the Hospitality sector. Prior to joining the Aotearoa Gaming Trust he has worked for DB Breweries, and owned The Mornington Tavern.

Email: kevin.galliven@agt.nz
Phone: 027 550 0034

Kerry Fraser

Kerry Fraser

Compliance Officer

Kerry has been with the Trust for over 20 years, she is the Operations and Compliance Co-Ordinator. Prior to joining the Trust Kerry was with Cadburys for seven years in Consumer Services, Reception and Distribution.

Email: kerry.fraser@agt.nz
Phone: (03) 471 6605

+ - Funding Administration

 

The grants team demonstrate a high level of commitment to making life better for everyone by going that extra mile and a passion for making communities better places for all.

AGT values the work that community groups do. We love the values you bring to the fabric of the community and go out of our way to make it easy to provide support for you, your organisation and your community.

 

Steve Bennett

Steve Bennett

National Grants Manager

Prior to joining the Trust in 2017, Steve spent over 25 years administering The Department of Internal Affairs funding schemes and training DIA staff throughout the country. He is involved in several non-profit organisations in various governance roles.

Email: steve.bennett@agt.nz
Phone: 021 051 4978

Nicola Watson

Nicola Watson

Grants Administrator - North Island

Nic has worked at the Trust for 19 years in the grants team specialising in North Island and board level applications. She enjoys working with people and assisting them with the grant application process and loves to see the difference the funding makes to their community.

Email: nicola.watson@agt.nz
Phone: (03) 471 6297

Anthea Taylor

Anthea Taylor

Grants Administrator - South Island

Anthea has worked in the Trust's grants department for 17 years, specialising in South Island applications. She enjoys working with people and assisting them with the application process, and loves seeing the difference the funding makes to their communities.

Email: anthea.taylor@agt.nz
Phone: (03) 471 6296

Rebecca Franklin

Rebecca Franklin

Grants Auditor

Becs has worked at the Trust for 20 years in the Grants Team as the Grants Auditor ensuring that compliance regulations are met. She particularly enjoys guiding people to make the accountability process as simple as possible.

Email: rebecca.franklin@agt.nz
Phone: (03) 471 6298

+ - Technology and IT

 

IT is an integral part of our operations, our highly skilled team ensure seamless operations, with friendly support available when you need it.

We provide the most up to date technology and machines, so you and your customers always have the best gaming experience.

 

Scott McQueen

Scott McQueen

IT Support

Scott has over two decades of experience in the gaming industry. During this time Scott has been involved in many of its facets including analysing gaming machine data, designing float reconciliation solutions, and compliance work. He has a degree in Information Technology and has skills in a range of IT areas.

Email: scott.mcqueen@agt.nz
Phone: 027 550 0035