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The Trusts welcome new members to the WATS board

The Trusts is delighted to announce the appointment of two independent directors to the West Auckland Trust Services (WATS) board.

The appointments come in the wake of the resignations of Campbell Barbour and Dianne Williams. Both Campbell and Dianne have been long-standing, dedicated and hardworking board members.

‘We thank Campbell and Dianne for their insights and expertise contributed over many years of service,’ says WATS President Tim Livingstone. ‘And we wish them all the best for the future,’ he adds.

The Trusts is thrilled to welcome Steve Bayliss and Kirsten Andrews to the WATS board as independent members.

‘Steve and Kirsten bring a wealth of expertise that will contribute greatly to The Trusts’ work,’ says Tim Livingstone.

Kirsten Andrews has over 25 years of experience in the property industry, from property development and strategy to asset and transaction management.

Her career has included ten years at St Lukes Group/Westfield, where she held various roles, including Shopping Centre Manager and Development Manager. She also spent five years at Westpac, having the position of Senior Property Manager and a secondment as National Manager of Property. Kirsten is a chartered member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

‘I’m excited to be joining the WATS board at a critical time,’ says Kirsten. ‘I look forward to contributing to an organisation that does such great work supporting the local community,’ she says.

Steve Bayliss is a writer, professional director and consultant. He is one of the country’s most experienced and awarded marketing professionals.

He started his career at the international brewer Lion Nathan based in Australia. Steve then moved to the US and spent several years in the FMCG sector. He returned to New Zealand and worked for Air New Zealand, leading the organisation’s marketing and innovation functions. Steve then moved to Foodstuffs, where he was responsible for marketing, public relations and the customer experience. He has also worked as Chief Creative Office at Sky Television.

‘The Trusts is an iconic West Auckland brand,’ says Steve. ‘I am excited to help shape solutions that meet customers’ needs while also giving back to the wider community,’ he adds.

WATS Chair Tim Livingstone welcomes the new appointments.

‘Both Kirsten and Steve bring the skills and expertise we need for The Trusts to achieve our ambitious strategy and ensure we deliver even more benefit to West Auckland,’ concludes Tim.