Charities Registration Board

An independent three-person Board makes decisions about registering or deregistering charities. The members of the Charities Registration Board are Roger Holmes Miller (chair), Caren Rangi, and Simon Karipa.

Roger Holmes Miller

Roger 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.

Caren Rangi

Caren Rangi is a chartered accountant and audit specialist from Napier. Ms Rangi has extensive community governance experience and is currently a board member of the Broadcasting Commission (NZ On Air) and a trustee of the Eastern and Central Community Trust.

Simon Karipa

Simon Karipa is General Manager of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust, the post-settlement governance entity for the iwi of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō based in Te Tauihu, with tribal links to Ngā Wairiki-Ngāti Apa, Te Atihaunui a Pāpārangi and Ngāti Hauiti/Mōkai Pātea.  Simon has previously held governance and executive roles with several iwi organisations and brings legal knowledge and experience particularly in charities and trust law. Appointed to the Charities Registration Board in 2016, he also holds a range of governance positions, including iwi commercial roles and is a director on Whanganui District Council Holdings Limited, the CCO for Whanganui District Council.

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