Mission Statement


The McCahon House Trust was established in 1998  "to recognize the life and art of Colin McCahon through a residency of international standing and to preserved the McCahon House as a place for the public to visit"


Patrons

Rt Hon Helen Clark ONZ SSI​

Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage


Sir Bob Harvey​

Chairperson Waterfront Auckland

Former Mayor Waitakere City Auckland

Author

Treasurer 

Graeme Heap

Westfield New Zealand Limited construction and property focus; 
Chartered Accountant (30 years experience)



Trustees

Cynthia Smith

Chair 

Artist, teacher, lawyer. Former Manager McCahon House Trust. Trustee ArtspaceNZ.


Naomi McCleary 

Deputy Chair

Former Chair and co-founder McCahon House Trust. Arts Consultant at advocART Ltd, Going West Festival Producer, Trustee Waitakere Arts and Cultural Trust (CEAC), Former Arts Manager Waitakere City Council (17 years), consultant; trustee of the Corban Estate Arts Centre and Artists Alliance. Nominated NZ Woman of Influence 2015


Jenny Smith

Secretary

 Arts Advocate and patron. Docent Auckland Art Gallery


Amanda Deane

Design Guild member and Arts Patron


Graeme Burgess

Conservation Architect


Mark Watts

Head of Corporate Affairs Bank of New Zealand. Previous roles have included media relations manager for Westpac NZ and press secretary Helen Clark as well as a communications role with the Reserve Bank.


Kathryn Roberts

Former Tax Partner PWC


Charlotte Hellaby

Deputy Chair Saint Cuthbert's College and Vice-Chair Auckland Decorative and Fine Arts Society


Jessica Douglas

Board intern


Staff​

Executive Director

Vivienne Stone


Coordinator 

Alice Ng


Visitor Hosts 

Georgina Caulton