Lifetime Trustee announcement
Posted on 4 November 2017
In recognition of her tireless efforts over a long period the Trustees recently announced Dame Catherine Tizard, a founding trustee and former chair, as a ‘Lifetime Trustee’ of the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation.
Making the announcement at an informal function Deputy Chair Diana Fenwick noted Dame Cath’s love of music and professional approach to governance as some of her key strengths that helped make her involvement with the Foundation so important.
Dame Kiri praised Dame Cath’s role as Chair during the organisation’s first decade and the strong influence she had over its direction and the projects and singers that the Foundation was able to support. She described her passion and untiring support for the Foundation’s work as inspiring.
Accepting the new role Dame Cath said she felt deeply honoured. “Looking back over the past 14 years I really had no idea how much personal satisfaction and pleasure I would experience from being involved with Kiri and the Foundation. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed our meetings and had a lot of fun with the other trustees along the way. It has been a privilege to bond with some of the outstanding young singers we have supported”
The Trustees are very pleased that Dame Cath will have an ongoing association with The Foundation.