Structure & Governance
We are governed by a board of Trustees. Lantern House is a registered Charitable Trust. No income or property of Lantern House may be paid or transferred, directly or indirectly to any trust member and no remuneration or other benefit is paid or given by Lantern House to any Trustee. The number of trustees on the Lantern House board can range from a minimum of three to a maximum of six.
Meet our Trustees
Andy Hay (Chair), New Plymouth
Andy Hay is the Chairman of the Trust and is one of the founding Trustees. Andy is the Manager of Bidvest Foodservice Ltd in New Plymouth. Bidvest distribute food products in the Taranaki region.
Andy has held previous community roles, including:
- Taranaki branch of Epilepsy NZ;
- Board of trustees at Marfell Community School; and
- Chair of the Kindred Trust.
Andy is married to Sheri, who is also a Trustee. They have two children; Monique and Patrick. Monique has Dravet syndrome and will be one of the first residents in Lantern House.
Andy is an avid surfer! He also enjoys socialising with family and friends, cuisine, travelling and watching Patrick play football on the weekends.
Bev Gibson, New Plymouth
Bev has a Masters in Management and extensive
experience in commercial business initiatives and social and
She presently holds governance positions
with Parininihi Ki Waitotara Committee of
Management, Chair of the HR PKW Committee, Chair of Mahia Mai A Whai
Trust and is a member of the Lottery Taranaki Community Committee.
is also a registered nurse and has a professional background in
nursing, education, management and is a qualified
health auditor. Bev comes from an entrepreneurial family and is a
managing director of her own consultancy business.
Bev is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
Sheri Hay, New Plymouth
Sheri Hay is one of the founding Trustees of Lantern House Trust. Sheri works in Administration at Bidvest Foodservice Ltd in New Plymouth.
Sheri is married to Andy, who is also a Trustee. They have two children; Monique and Patrick. Being parents of Monique, who has Dravet syndrome with significant special needs, we have had a history of seeking the best opportunities for our daughter and have fought very hard to make sure Monique has the best quality of life possible.
Sheri enjoys swimming and like Andy, also enjoys socialising with family and friends, cuisine, travelling and watching Patrick play football on the weekends.
Julie Landers, Kaponga
Julies interests include family, walking and movies.
Roger Landers, Kaponga
Roger was appointed a Trustee in October 2012; and is based in South Taranaki. Roger is currently Dairy Farming near Kaponga and has also got a background in Automotive Engineering. He has gained governance experience through:
- Local Rugby and Squash clubs;
- Dairy Equity partnership;
- Waimate West Demonstration farm; and
- Family Estate.
Roger's interests outside of work include squash, rugby, touch rugby, jet skiing and tractor pulling!
Roger is married to Julie, who is also a Trustee. They have four children; Lauren, Jordyn, Mitchell and Hannah. Mitchell will be one of the first residents in Lantern House.