Board of Directors

The Grassroots Trust Limited Board of Directors have overall responsibility for governance of the Company. They bring strong business acumen and experience to the Board table; ensuring Grassroots Trust Limited operates as a compliant and responsible industry leader.

Martin Bradley, Executive Chairman

Martin Bradley has been the Chairman of Grassroots Trust since 2004, and from 1 April 2020 was appointed as the full time Executive Chairman.  Martin was a practising lawyer for 29 years and was a partner at the Hamilton based law firm Norris Ward McKinnon. Martin is a member of the NZ Cricket Players Association having played First Class Cricket for Auckland; and was the former Chairman of Northern Districts Cricket Association.  He is also a keen rugby and racing enthusiast.

Gary Troup (ONZM), Director

Gary Troup was appointed to the Grassroots Trust Board in December 2017 and brings with him extraordinary experience gained through not only his sporting achievements as a NZ Cricket player (Black Cap from 1976 – 1986), his involvement in sports governance, but also as a result of his elected local government roles. Gary has experience in strategic direction and planning, business, commercial and fundraising. He is actively involved in various sporting and community groups within the Auckland Region with a particular focus on youth development. Gary also has a keen interest in Arts and Culture.

Fraser Lellman, Director

Fraser is the Managing Partner of BDO Tauranga and a Board member of BDO New Zealand. BDO is an international chartered accountancy and business advisory network. Fraser has over 25 years of business and governance experience including having past directorship positions on a regional economic development agency, and was Secretary of the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust (‘TECT’). He is a former Board member of Northern Districts Cricket Association and a Trustee of the Bay Oval Trust. He enjoys a strong association within the charitable, sporting, school and education and not for profit sectors in both a professional business and personal capacity.

Kevin Burgess, Director

Kevin Burgess has been a pharmacist for 40 years and is co-owner of three pharmacies in Cambridge. Kevin has had a long and active involvement within the Cambridge community, serving on both sporting and community organisations.  Kevin is also on the Board of Trustees for Cambridge Resthaven and co-founder of Perago Sports Trust.  He has been a Grassroots Trustee since 2005.

Tracey Gunn, Director

Tracey is a Family Lawyer based in Hamilton and has a wealth of Governance experience.  Tracey has had long running experience serving on School Boards and has been involved in legal education as well as a number of community and legal organisations.  Tracey has a very keen interest in education and the arts.

Jeremy O'Rourke, Director

Jeremy is the Managing Director of Lodge Real Estate in Hamilton, as well as a Director of Cambridge Real Estate.  He is also a Board Member of NZ Realtors Ltd and was a former parent representative on the Waikato Diocesan School for Girls Board of Trustees.  Jeremy is a keen supporter of all sport particularly rugby and netball and still actively plays tennis and squash.