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Lake Taupō Hospice Trust is the governance trust for all the activities associated with Lake Taupō Hospice.  It is registered under the Charitable Trusts Act 2005 and provides leadership for the Hospice on behalf of the people of Taupō, Turangi and the surrounding area.

All board members are volunteers and are selected for, and use their extensive professional experience, expertise and insights to provide the strategic direction and collaboration approaches which guide the day to day running of Lake Taupō Hospice.

Drawn from the local community board members ensure that Lake Taupō hospice is properly governed, effectively managed, is sustainable financially and operationally and that all statutory compliance is undertaken.


Lake Taupō Hospice Development Trust

Lake Taupō Hospice Development Trust is a trust independent of the operational trust.  They have responsibility for, and act as landlord for Lake Taupō Hospice building assets.

Meet the Board

Alan is a Lawyer with over 40 years experience in public law and litigation, the last 35 years of which have been in Taupō.

During that time, he has been extensively involved in community and public organisations including appointments:

  • By the Taupō District Council between 1993 and 1995 as a director of Taupō Electricity Limited, ending only when Taupō Electricity Limited was sold by the Council;
  • By the Minister of Tourism between 1993 and 1998 as a member of the Wairakei Tourist Park Advisory Board;
  • By the Minister of Health, first as a director of Lakeland Health Limited between 1995 and 1998, then as Deputy Chair of the Interim Lakes District Health Board between 1998 and 2000, and finally as Chair of the Interim Lakes DHB in 2001;
  • By his legal colleagues spread across New Zealand who are members of legal firms which are members of NZ Law Limited, as a director of NZ Law Limited between 2008 and 2015 – NZ Law is an association of 62 law firms around New Zealand involving some 160 partners and over 700 employed solicitors;
  • By the Taupō Community as a trustee of the Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge Trust during the period 2010-2015;
  • By the Taupō Community as a trustee of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Taupō Inc, during the period 2010-2017;
  • By the cycling fraternity in Taupō, as Chairman of the Project Committee of Bike Taupō to build the Great Lake Trail, a Nga Haeranga National Cycleways project, which role has continued from 2011 to today;
  • By the Taupō Community as Chairman of the Lake Taupō Hospice Trust, which role has continued from 2014 through to today.

He brings to the Board extensive knowledge and experience of governance of community and public organisations.

Kathy Guy has been involved in the Tourism & Hospitality Industry since the mid 70’s and is currently Group General Manager of both Chateau Tongariro and Wairakei Resort.   Kathy was recognized in the 2016 New Year’s Honours List and received a NZ Order of Merit for her contribution to Tourism and Hospitality.

Kathy is a Director of Mountain Air and has held two terms on the national Board of Tourism New Zealand.

She also previously held Central North Island Chair for NZ Hotel Council and was previously Chair of Visit Ruapehu and Chair of the Government’s Central North island Major Regional Initiative which encompassed Ruapehu, Rangitikei and Wanganui regions.

Kathy currently sits  on the Board of Destination Great Lake Taupō, Taupō Economic Development Board and The Lake Taupō Airport Authority.

Kathy brings to the Board of Lake Taupō Hospice her business and governance knowledge.

Kamiria (Kim) Gosman is of Nga Puhi, Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairoa and Ngati Tautahi descent and is married to Jim Gosman.  Between them they have five adult children and two great Grandsons, 3 years and 10 months and 18 months, both boys who live in Taupō.

Kim has lived in the Central North Island for forty years, 16 in National Park and the remainder in Turangi.  She has been associated with health, health related and social services for most of her working and semi retired life.

Kim is a retired Nurse and Midwife whose experience has included specializing in the health of children, teaching in Schools of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Sciences, and managing community services.   She has held a variety of roles spanning the setting of strategic directions through to the implementation and development of a Maori workforce for Tuwharetoa Health Services Limited (1995- 2007).  During her fifteen years as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer for Tuwharetoa Health Services Ltd she worked with Suzie Kuper, the Palliative Nurse specialist who from 2005 made an appreciable difference for Maori families requiring the services of Lake Taupō Hospice.

Kim is currently engaged in a number of Boards including: the Iwi Maori Council Waikato District Health Board, Te Kahui Oranga; the Iwi Leadership group Lakes District Health Board; the Midland Iwi Relationship Board, Taranaki to Tairawhiti; the NZ Rural General Practice Network and has been a past Chair of Te Nohanga Kotahitanga O Tuwharetoa Iwi Health Governance Board in partnership with the Lake Taupō Hospice Trust.

Totally committed to advancing access to timely, quality palliative care services for families and whanau in rural areas – especially Mangakino and Turangi as priorities – Kim brings to the board her extensive experience and connections in Maori, women’s and rural health.

Murray has been resident of Taupō since 2001.

Now retired, he worked for more than 40 years in the electric power generation industry in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.  He has qualifications in engineering and business management and has held several roles in the industry – with his last assignment as Generation Manager of Contact Energy’s geothermal power operations based at Wairakei.

Murray brings his wide ranging management, business and strategic skills to the Lake Taupō Hospice Trust board.

Angela Clark is a Director of DPA Chartered Accountants here in Taupō. Her knowledge and professionalism is so respected that she was the first non-Chartered Accountant to receive a Certificate of Public Practice from Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and she is now a Fellow of the Institute.

Angela brings to the board her extensive financial, commercial and trust expertise, along with a personable approach that has made her famous among her clients at DPA.

Outside of business, catch her exploring NZ with her family or knitting for all the babies that seem to keep popping up at DPA.

Dr René Lenoir hails from the Netherlands but has made New Zealand his home since 2007. As a General Practitioner René works in Turangi and is a passionate advocate of rural community health and actively participates in training the next generation of General Practitioners and junior doctors on the National teaching programs. René joined the Hospice board as clinical advisor but also as he has a special interest in quality palliative care.

René is a keen mountain biker, loves traveling and is skillful Hello Fresh chef .