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 2019/2020 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.

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.

Sabine Doolin

Sabine Doolin is an audience strategy consultant for cultural organisations (InsightUnlocked). She brings skills in strategy, commercial consumer understanding and organisational development from a career in branded consumer goods company Procter & Gamble, an art history post-graduate MA and her experience working for the Tate galleries. Originally from Austria, she grew up enjoying Vienna’s theatres.

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. Jill has had a long-standing interest in arts, culture and community and leapt at the opportunity to join the NSTA Trust in 2012.

Challen Wilson

Challen has 15+ years of experience combined in corporate communications, marketing, community development, local and central government principal advisory roles, iwi stakeholder engagement, and is a small business owner of The Sisters (integrated communications) and Meier & Wilson (a local gardening business). Challen has had a long-standing relationship with the New Zealand performance industry and has worked as a playwright, producer, and communications strategist.

Challen is a co-opted member for the 2020/21 year.