ABOUT US

Friends of the University of Auckland is a charitable 501 (c) (3) foundation established to allow US taxpayers the opportunity to make charitable donations to support programs of  The University of Auckland while still receiving the personal income tax relief benefits that US donors enjoy for all other donations.

Friends of the University of Auckland is a charitable corporation with a Board made up of alumni and friends of the University.

 

CONTACT OUR DEVELOPMENT MANAGERS

ANN RYAN SOLOMON

Regional Director Western North America

ann.solomon@auckland.ac.nz | (314) 604 9039

MELISSA HALBRIDGE

Regional Director East Coast North American

melissa.halbridge@auckland.ac.nz   | (516) 972 8106

 

US BOARD OF TRUSTEES

GRANT BIGGAR

Grant Biggar is a New York based entrepreneur and investor with significant experience in financial markets in US, Europe and Asia. Most recently, Grant was President of Creditex, an electronic derivatives exchange. Grant managed and built the European business for Creditex and became President following the acquisition by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in 2008. Grant moved to NY in 2010 and became a member of the senior ICE management team.

LYNETTE JONES

Lynette Jones is a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She received her Ph.D. from McGill University and after doing a post-doctoral fellowship at the Montreal Neurological Institute joined the faculty at McGill University where she taught for eight years before moving to MIT in 1994. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Auckland.

 

TIM CAMERON

Tim Cameron is a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in the Litigation Department. He has particular expertise representing non-U.S. clients in a wide variety of litigation (including class actions) in federal and/or state courts in the United States, and in arbitrations.  He has extensive experience dealing with complicated cross‑border issues that can arise involving non-U.S. defendants, including jurisdictional issues.

PROFESSOR DAWN FRESHWATER

University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor Professor Freshwater has held senior University positions in the UK and Australia, most recently as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Australia. She has spent several decades working in mental health research, and contributing to hundreds of publications.

 

JONATHAN MASON (SECRETARY)

Non-Executive Director, NZAM Jonathan has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial sector, with an emphasis on emerging markets. Before joining NZAM in December 2014, Jonathan was Fonterra Co-operative Group’s Chief Financial Officer. He joined Fonterra in 2009 from US-based chemicals company Cabot Corporation where he was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.

PETER V. RAJSINGH, PHD (CHAIR)

Peter Rajsingh is a Partner at Castellar Partners LLC , a New York-based asset management firm focused on hedge funds, private equity and real estate. Previously, he headed the institutional group at an investment boutique. He began his career at Morgan Stanley in New York.  Dr. Rajsingh is on a number of corporate and philanthropic boards.

 

QUENTIN HILLS (TREASURER)

Quentin joined MMC Securities in July 2001 and is responsible for Financial Risk Products origination for North America.
Quentin’s primary focus is developing innovative capital market based solutions for Marsh clients and he has been instrumental in developing several groundbreaking solutions including a $5.8 bn collateral replacement program for the California Self-Insurers’ Security Fund.

 

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