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The Nelson Tasman Region Hospice Operational Trust

John Peters, Chair

John’s background is in corporate leadership, having been Managing Director of Fujitsu New Zealand, International Director of Information for the New Zealand Dairy Board and CEO of several Crown Health Enterprises and District Health Boards.  He has lived in Nelson since 2004 and retired at the end of 2012 after eight years as CEO of Nelson Marlborough DHB.  He joined the Hospice boards in 2013 and was appointed Chair of the Hospice Operating Trust in 2014.  John chairs both the Hospice Operating Trust and the Hospice Investment Trust, as well as holding other local governance roles.

John Peters, Nelson Tasman Hospice Board

Carol Gowan

Carol joined the Hospice team as a trustee in 2014. Through her work experience she has brought knowledge and skills in human resource management, mental health services, health administration and governance.  Making a contribution to the community has always been important to her, and she has been involved with and taken a leading role in a number of community organisations over the many years she has lived in this district. Carol has a long-held interest in arts and crafts and is currently editor of the magazine of a national arts society.

Dr Shaun McKenzie-Pollock

Shaun has been a GP in the Nelson region for over 30 years, having previously worked at Nelson Hospital. He has been on the Board for 7 years.  He is involved in several health facilities around Nelson/Richmond.  His involvement with Nelson Tasman Hospice is motivated by the assistance it gives to his patients and their families during a difficult phase of life.

Dr Shaun McKenzie-Pollock, Nelson Tasman Hospice Board
John Murray, Nelson Tasman Hospice Board

John Murray

John is a Fellow Chartered Accountant having worked in Public Practice for many years.  The Institute of Chartered Accountants awarded John a Fellowship for an outstanding contribution to the profession in 2012.   He has lived in Nelson for over 20 years and has provided business,  management and banking advice to a wide variety of business over time.  John currently holds several governance roles and consultancy roles and is active in the business community.  John was appointed to the Investment Trust as a Trustee in October 2016 and then the Operating Trust in March 2018.

Judene Edgar

Judene brings extensive governance experience including roles in health, housing, and social services as well as 9 years as a Tasman District Councillor.  She is currently Deputy Mayor of Nelson City, a trustee of Network Tasman Trust and a Director of Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.  She has worked in the community development area for over 20 years providing strategic planning, governance, fundraising, engagement and communications advice and developing community-based solutions.  Proud to call Nelson home, she walks the talk, committing her time and experience towards supporting the community and enabling community organisations to be strong and healthy.  Judene joined the Operating Trust in March 2021.

Judene Edgar, Nelson Tasman Hospice Board


Volunteering for Hospice can be a great way to support the community, gain new experiences and meet new people. Help Nelson Tasman Hospice maintain its range of care and support services.



Your support is vital to continue hospice care in the Nelson Tasman community. There’s lots of great ways you can help.



You can help Hospice make up this funding shortfall by making a donation, organising a fundraising initiative in your community, funding a day of care, or volunteering your time.


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