Wednesday 27 May 2020
WHO MAKES THE DECISIONSDecisions on applications are made by the Board of Trustees in April and October of each year although the Board can and have approved 'out of session' applications when the circumstances so dictate.
The Board members involved in the process are:
Ross Miller, Trust Chair. Ross is appointed by the Wallace Family as provided in the Trust Deed. Ross served in V3 Company. After leaving the military he worked in the local government and education sectors. He resides in Paihia. Ross serves on a number of Government Boards and Tribunals including the Liquor Licensing Authority and the Benefits Review Committee.
Keith Miller. Keith is the nominee of the President of the New Zealand Vietnam Veterans Association. He is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the Royal Military College of Science Shrivenham. He served nineteen years in the British Army including operational tours in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has now returned to New Zealand where he is the Director of Service Support for the NZ Police. He resides in Wellington.
Rod Baldwin. Rod is the nominee of the Executive of the New Zealand Vietnam Veterans Association. He served with 161 Battery. He left the military in the 1970s and developed a highly successful career in management. Rod resides in Conifer Grove in Takanini.
Echo Lillicrapp. Echo is the nominee of the Board of Trustees as representing the spouses/partners of Vietnam veterans. Echo is well known to the Vietnam veteran community. Her husband Bill served in Vietnam with the NZSAS. Her tribal affiliations are Te Aupouri and Te Rawa. Echo was the founder Patron of the NZSAS Wives Association. She resides in Whangarei.
Kate Leys. Kate is the nominee of the Board of Trustees as representing the children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans. Kate's father (Neville) served with the ANZAC Battalion. Kate is a practising barrister and resides in Whitford in South Auckland.
Louise Mullane. Louise is the second nominee of the Board representing the children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans. Louise's father (Chris) served with Victor 6 Company. She will be remembered for her competing in the New York marathon and in doing so raised a considerable sum of money for the Trust. Louise resides in Auckland.