Stewart Edward, MNZM, JP – Chairman
Stewart was educated in Rotorua before attending Victoria and Otago Universities. He eventually returned home and from 1971 until his retirement in April, 2018, served as a dentist in Rotorua. Stewart is a Life Member of the NZ Dental Association and is a former President of that Association.
During his time in Rotorua, Stewart has held governance roles in education, health, marae administration, outdoor concerts, community funding, youth activities and prisoner rehabilitation. Stewart has been a Justice of the Peace (JP) since 1996. In 1997 he received the Paul Harris Rotary Scholarship Award and was appointed to the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the community.
From 2001 to 2010 Stewart chaired the Lakes District Health Board and is currently Chair of QE Health Community Trust, Chair of Mahi Tahi Akoranga Trust, Deputy Chair of Nga Pumanawa e Waru Trust, and a Trustee of Manaaki Ora Trust.