Trustees to the Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury are appointed by the Minister of Finance for an initial term of four years. The Minister has the power to extend this appointment by a further period of four years. The Community Trust’s objective is to financially assist non-profit and charitable organisations in the Mid and South Canterbury district to achieve their philanthropic, cultural and recreational purposes. To ensure that its granting capacity is sustained the Community Trust must also manage its investment portfolio prudently and professionally to maintain the real value of the Community Trust’s assets. David Forman is the current Chairperson of the Trustees. Liz Shea is the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Trust, Rosie Oliver is the Community Relations Manager and Sally Marsh is the Administration Officer.