Our staff

Casual Staff

Holly Mashlan, Mags Delaney, Sean Zent, Matthew Kereama, Jacob Wu, Natasha Lay, Crystal Stephens and Lea Hervier.

 The North Shore Theatre and Arts Trust Board

The PumpHouse Theatre is administered by the North Shore Theatre and Arts Trust. Trust Board members are selected by members of Friends of The PumpHouse at the Annual General Meeting, held annually in August.  The Board for the 2015/2016 financial year are:

Peter Burn

Peter’s professional roles include senior management positions at Air New Zealand including represented the company for 14 years in North America and Europe. He has worked as a consultant to Auckland Local Government for several years and has owned his own aviation services business.

Brenda Magee

Brenda was a member of the New Zealand Institute of Accountants from 1970 until she retired in 1999. Her working life was mainly with Inland Revenue in the audit division. Brenda also volunteers in The PumpHouse box office and as an usher.

Alan Reekie

Alan has an Interest in all the Performing Arts which includes all forms of Dance, Speech and Drama, Instrumental, Piano and vocal and is currently the President of the North Shore Performing Arts Society Inc. A position he has held for more than 20 years.

Emma Poyner

Emma’s professional background is in employment and commercial law, and she is a business owner. Emma was admitted to the Bar in 1997 and worked for various law firms and as an in house legal advisor since then.

Margie Hart

Margie is an enthusiastic supporter of all the arts, and especially The PumpHouse. Experienced as a performer, musical director and judge she is a life member of North Shore Music Theatre. Margie was also a member of the Community Grants Committee of the former North Shore Council and is Secretary of Friends of the Library.

Jill Thomas

Jill has over 30 years in consumer marketing, making a significant contribution across organisations by increasing profitability and market share through innovative traffic generating campaigns. With Jill’s long-standing interest in arts and culture, she leapt at the opportunity to own an art gallery in 1997. Since selling it in 2005, Jill has continued her passion for arts by serving on the Franklin Arts Culture & Library Trust 2006 – 2011 before joining the NSTA Trust in 2012.

Amy Maclaine

Amy has been involved with all aspects of theatre for over a decade, and as a regular performer at the PumpHouse she jumped at the chance to become a member of the North Shore Theatre and Arts Trust in 2014. She also currently serves on the board of the Auckland Community Theatre Trust as secretary. In her spare time Amy works at a large accounting firm while studying for her CA.

Peter Baird

Most of Peter’s working life was in accounting and office administration roles. He particularly enjoys the musical side of the arts, and in the mid 1970’s was club treasurer for the North Shore Operatic Society (now the North Shore Music Theatre) and was in the chorus line for a number of their shows.

The PumpHouse Theatre Patron

Angela Antony, QSM

Angela Antony, QSM

Angela Antony, QSM

The PumpHouse Theatre patron is long-time North Shore arts stalwart Angela Antony QSM. Angela’s vast experience in all things arts-related ranges from being on the creative side as an artist and producer, to being involved from the grass roots up at the business and advocacy end of arts and culture on the North Shore and in the wider Auckland community. One of Angela’s legacies is The Bruce Mason Centre. As founder/director of the North Shore Theatre & Conference Centre Trust, between 1985-2001, Angela was responsible for the planning and construction of what is now locally known as ‘The Bruce’. Along with her late husband John Antony, Angela has been a close friend and supporter of The PumpHouse for many decades.

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