The Trustees are excited to announce that Momentum Waikato CEO Kelvyn Eglinton, has been appointed to the Braemar Charitable Trust as a Lay Trustee. Trust Chair Chris O'Meeghan said "we were humbled by the calibre of applicants we had for the role and with 'making a lasting difference in our community' being at the heart of Kelvyn’s role at Momentum, he is natural fit for our organisation". Kelvyn is well known in the Waikato community having been General Manager of City Growth for Hamilton City Council leading the Council’s response to development growth and the economy.
Before returning to NZ, Kelvyn was the Chief of Staff in the Jakarta office for Newmont Mining Corporation and oversaw the renegotiation of the contract of work with the Government of Indonesia and the social responsibility programmes of the operation on Sumbawa Island and North Sulawesi. For six years Kelvyn was based in Perth as Asia Pacific Director for External Affairs overseeing government, communications, and development programmes across operations in five countries and prior to that was the External Affairs Manager for Newmont Waihi Gold in NZ.
Kelvyn is a Registered Independent Commissioner for RMA hearings alongside his roles on social performance panels for resource companies. He sits on the Boards the Waipa Communities Facilities Trust, Surf Lifesaving NZ and is a Trustee for the NZ Surf Lifesaving Foundation and Hospice Waikato.
We feel Kelvyn will be a great asset for the Trust, bringing his vast community connections and networks, sector knowledge and experience in growing endowment funds for future generations.