Impact100 Governance Committee
Impact100 Wakatipu is lead by our committee chairs who make up the Governance Committee. Together these five bring a complementary set of experience, to ensure we build a sustainable organisation that serves the needs of our supporters
and our community.
Clare, Joan, Euni, Jane, Michelle
Clare Irons, Chairperson
Clare has an extensive background in philanthropy, grant management and non profit relationships after many years working in the sector in the UK. Locally, Clare has serves on the Board of Baskets of Blessing and has also served on the board of the Arrowtown Preschool.
Michelle Trapski, Director
Michelle is a professional director, who is a member of the NZID, and among other roles is a Trustee for StartUp Queenstown, She is the former CEO of Active Adventures and AJ Hackett Bungy and brings extensive governance experience as a trustee/director for several prominent organisations including NZ Snowsports, The Headwaters (Camp Glenorchy), and Ruapehu Alpine Lifts.
Joan Kiernan, Grant Committee Chair
Having spent more than twenty years in management, accounting and banking in the UK and Hong Kong, Joan moved to Queenstown in 2001. Since then she has been involved at many levels in a range of businesses and not-for profit organisations, including over ten years as a partner in a wealth management business. Joan brings a wealth of granting experience to Impact100 after serving for eight years on the Board of Community Trust South, and has held a number of leadership roles in Rotary. This is her third year chairing the Impact100 Grants Committee.
Euni Borrie, Supporters and Communications Chair
Before moving to Queenstown 10 years ago, Euni had a number of sales and marketing roles in multinational companies. As a founding member of Impact100 she has been on both the Grants Committee and the Event committees so knows how it all fits together. Euni also works with local community groups in her role as the as Grants and Scholarships Coordinator for the Wakatipu Community Foundation.
Jane Todd, Events Committee Chair
Jane has lived in Queenstown for nearly 40 years and is a very experienced Event organiser. For the past 10 years has worked on the event organising committee for the Winter Games, and prior to that worked on the World Triathlon Champs and various other events. She loves living in Queenstown and enjoys skiing, golf and biking and just generally getting out there with her family, her dog and her walking friends.
Jane see's Impact 100 as giving back something to the community and loves that it all stays local.
Impact100 Wakatipu operates under the umbrella of the Wakatipu Community Foundation, who provide guidance and financial management, and operate as our trustees to fulfil the requirements of NZ Charities on our behalf. Funds are professionally managed by Craigs Investment Partners, and as such are audited on an annual basis as part of the WCF audit process.