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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.

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.

John Murray, Nelson Tasman Hospice Board
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Sharon McGuire

Sharon has held Senior Executive roles and is an experienced Director in the Not for Loss sector. She is skilled in Strategic and Business Planning, Relationship & Stakeholder Management, Service Excellence, Thought Leadership, and Advocacy work with local and central government.  With an active interest in the community Sharon is a great supporter of community organisations. Sharon was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow for services to Rotary and the wider community. Sharon’s involvement with Nelson Tasman Hospice is motivated by her own family’s journey and to build a sustainable legacy intergenerational organisation.

Jenny Black

Jenny has worked in health for forty years, firstly as a Dietitian and more recently as a Board member. She has just finished  15 years on the Nelson Marlborough DHB, 12 as Chair, chair of Te Hiringa Hauora and director of  TAS. With this Governance experience Jenny looked for similar roles and the NTH trust was looking for new trustee’s.

“I’m delighted to join the team at NTH. The privilege of these roles is working with fabulous people who care for others, no matter where they live, or their life experiences – everyone deserves to be treated with dignity.

I enjoy the outdoors, these days either in my garden, biking or walking.”

Jenny Black


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.


Many thanks to our wonderful supporters:

Kahikatea sponsors

Kauri sponsors

Rimu sponsors

Nīkau sponsors

Rātā sponsors

Harakeke sponsors

Hybrid Bikes | Tasman Pine | Scott Construction | Proper Crisps | Smart Business Centre | Jarden | Gallagher Insurance NZ | Sounds Air | Azwood | GO Media | Be Seen More | Suzuki NZ | BNI Originals Nelson | Printhouse | Slightly Different | Blueberry IT | BNI Hive-Mind Connections | Dayman’s | Dilmah Tea | MS Ford | Trafalgar Royal Arch Chapter | Golden Bay Lions | Nelson Masonic Hall Company Ltd | Harcourts Foundation

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