Funding Committees

The Board of Trustees Committee meet monthly and consider grant applications requesting $30,000 or more.  The Net Proceeds Committee meets weekly and considers grant applications requesting less than $30,000. The Net Proceeds Committee members are the CEO and Management Team at AGT.

+ - Board of Trustees Committee
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.

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.

+ - Net Proceeds Committee
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.

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.

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.

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.