Jo-Anne La Grouw, MNZM – Trustee
Jo-Anne was the Rotorua Trust Deputy Chairman from 2004 to 2016. Having worked tirelessly in the Rotorua community for the past 35 years, local business-woman, Jo-Anne knows it well.
A former director of the NZ Symphony Orchestra, Jo-Anne is well known for her contribution to the arts. She is currently Chair of the Rotorua Competitions Society and the New Zealand Aria Trust, a founding trustee of the Rotorua Arts Village and a trustee of the Rotorua Museum Centennial Trust. She is also renowned for her work with the Riding for the Disabled and the Life Education Trust where, over the past 20 years, she has promoted fun and novel ways of raising funds for local children. Jo-Anne is a past Chairman of Save the Children Rotorua, representative on the BOP/Gisborne Lotteries Community Trust Grants Board, and the BOP Business Development Board.
Jo-Anne enjoys tending her two acre garden where, with her husband Joe, she hosts many fund-raising functions each year. Born in Blenheim and raised and educated in New Plymouth, Jo-Anne has three children and seven grandchildren all living in Rotorua.