Our People

Theatre Archives NZ is a trust managed by a Board of Trustees which represents the interests of all parties with a stake in the preservation of New Zealand’s theatre archives; existing repositories, collecting institutions, academics, and the theatre community.

'On The Upside Down Of The World' by Arthur Meek. Auckland Theatre Company. Laurel Devinie. Photo: Michael Smith.

The Patron of the New Zealand Theatre Archive is Dame Kate Harcourt.

The current members of the Trust Board are:
Rowena Cullen (Chair)
Ewen Coleman (Secretary/Treasurer)
David Carnegie 
​Murray Lynch
Peter Rowland
Robin Payne
James Wenley
Jonathan Price

Advisory Trustees
Bill Sheat
Laurie Atkinson
​Ruth Graham
Rosemary Collier
​Hannah Banks


Former members of the Trust Board include:
Graeme Thompson
Pamela Hooper
Jim Traue
Judy Russell
Pat Hawthorne
John Thomson
Josh Judkins
Ruth Graham
Bill Sheat OBE
Deirdre O'Connor
Helen Sims
Laurie Atkinson
Rosemary Collier
Shannon Wellington
Hannah McKie
Clarissa Dunn
Nicola Hyland