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Guy Johnson

After a successful career in business, Guy spent 20 years as Executive Director of the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation before retiring in 2014. He also worked with Kidney Health New Zealand for 15 years, and is still a Board member of several Charitable Trusts.

Guy was initially appointed as a trustee to advise on the funding of cancer research, resulting in the founding of The Wayne Francis Cancer Epidemiology Research Centre at the University of Canterbury.

Guy is particularly interested in how the trust can support the valuable work of youth leaders in Canterbury. The WFCT Youth Advisory Group (YAG) is a cornerstone of the Trust’s vision and has the potential to change the lives of the youth of Christchurch. Guy spends time as a mentor to members of this group.

"Since the earthquakes there has been an even greater need for Trusts like ours to support groups and individuals that were previously financially viable, but which now need funding. Prioritising of these requests is carefully considered. At all times the trustees have to keep Wayne's ideals in mind and make a difference by giving a hand up not a hand out."

After serving as a Board member for the trust since its early beginnings, Guy will now be taking on the role as an advisory trustee from 2018.

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Andrew O'Regan

Andrew was appointed to the Board as an advisory trustee in 2016. Andrew spent 15 years working in institutional banking and financial markets in Auckland and Wellington, where he worked with local and global clients, before returning to Christchurch in 2013. Since returning he has established his own recruitment firm Crescent, which works with clients across various industries and throughout the country to attract and recruit top talent.

Andrew is currently Vice President of the Lincoln University Alumni Association who work to promote the interest of the University and manage a number of scholarships. Andrew has a strong interest in education as a means for assist young people by broadening their horizons and to assist them in reaching their potential.