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About Our NYCT Trustees

ABOUT OUR NYCT TRUSTEES

Brian Ross

BRIAN ROSS - Chairman of the NYCT Trustees

Brian is Managing Director of BR Contractors Ltd, and has been a faithful Trustee since the Trust’s inception in 2007, holding the position of Chairman.

Despite a very busy timetable, Brian is quick to make himself available, frequently providing much appreciated wise counsel and practical encouragement.    

He is married to Andrea and has four children.

 

KEITH QUINN - NYCT Trustee

Keith Quinn

Keith Quinn is one of the longest serving sports broadcasters in New Zealand, and has had an exceptional career as a presenter and commentator being known as the voice of All Black test rugby in New Zealand, covering every Rugby World Cup since 1987, along with eight summer Olympics, ten Commonwealth Games, and three Paralympics.

Born in Te Kuiti but raised in Wellington - Keith was a dedicated rugby fan from an early age.

Keith has travelled with the All Blacks on 30 plus tours around the world, and broadcast on the “World Sevens” circuit from more than 70 cities. He has been to the Hong Kong Sevens 21 times since 1988.

Aside from rugby, Quinn has gone on to commentate "just about everything": from swimming to motor sports to table tennis. He has a special fondness for the Olympic Games, describing the event as "the ultimate sporting thrill".

Author of 14 books, mostly on the subject of rugby, his own life story A Lucky Man was published in 2000.

Since leaving TVNZ, Quinn has continued to broadcast on various radio stations, and write weekly columns on sport. He later joined Sky TV as presenter for a new show on The Rugby Channel called Test Match Stories. Two years later he joined the commentating team at Māori Television for the 2011 World Cup. Keith can also be heard commentating fictional rugby matches in Robert Sarkies film hit Scarfies, and Wales versus All Blacks romp Old Scores. 

In the 1997 Queen's Birthday Honours, Keith was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to sports journalism, and in 2005 he was awarded the International Olympic Committee's Sport and Media Trophy.

Outside of his broadcasting work, Keith is a great music fan, with a particular passion for the Beatles. He has a collection of over 500 books on the band.

He is married to the very patient Anne and they have three children and three grandchildren.

We are very fortunate to have Keith as one of our trustees. He has been with us since 2010 and has been a great voice for our cause.

Tony White

TONY WHITE - NYCT Trustee

Tony White is the Owner/Operator of Naenae Mowers and the Pastor of Pomare Community Church in Taita.

His life is lived to honour God and to help his fellow man which includes the youth and that is where we fit in.

His wisdom and viewpoint is a valued part of the Naenae Youth Charitable Trust.

He is married to Cheryl and they have children and grandkids.

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