Charities Registration Board/Te Rātā Atawhai

An independent three-person Board makes decisions about registering or deregistering charities.  


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Roger Holmes Miller

Roger Holmes Miller has been the Chair of the Charities Registration Board since its inception in 2012. He is a barrister and solicitor in Wellington and the founding partner of Maude & Miller, specialising in commercial and trust law, governance and acquisitions and mergers. Roger is a registered trustee and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (UK). Roger is Chair of the Performing Arts Foundation Wellington and a Trustee of the Pātaka Foundation and was previously Chair of the Porirua City Council Community Services Board. Roger was named Wellingtonian of the Year (Business Category) in 2005, and has been a director/trustee of numerous commercial and community entities.

Bev Gatenby

Dr Bev Gatenby currently works as a consultant, a facilitator and a coach. She has recently conducted a review of the Hamilton City Council’s community development strategy; has undertaken governance reviews and facilitated strategic planning for a range of charities; and coached managers in the philanthropic and community sectors and local government. Bev was the Chief Executive of Trust Waikato between 2006 and 2016, and is currently a member of the Leadership Group for the Waikato Plan. She is a member of the Institute of Directors and has held a range of local, regional and national governance roles. She was appointed to the Charities Registration Board for a three year period on 1 July 2018.

The third position on the Board is currently vacant. The call for nominations for candidates interested in being appointed to the Charities Registration Board closed in mid-September and applications are being assessed.

The Minister will select a preferred candidate and will then consult with her Parliamentary colleagues about the proposed appointment before the proposed appointment is considered by Cabinet Committee and full Cabinet.

At this stage a new appointment is on track for being in place in late November.

For more information about how the Charities Registration Board works with Charities Services, see the blog post published on the subject.

To view the decisions made by the Charities Registration Board, see our legal decisions page.