our next grant round opens on the 1 September 2022



Current Trustees

There are five Trustees of the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust.
Two newly elected trustees, Campbell Barry and Paul Swain formally took office at the end of October 2019 and join Nick Leggett, Ken Laban and Anita Baker on the Trust.

Nick Leggett


Nick represents North Wellington which includes Tawa, Johnsonville and Newlands. A former Mayor of Porirua City, Nick is committed to the trust building its assets to continue to reinvest in communities. 

Nick is particularly focussed on targeting need in vulnerable whānau with children, through the trust’s support of energy retrofitting and heating.

Ken Laban
Deputy Chairperson


Ken was elected in 2010 as one of two trustees to represent Lower Hutt. He has been a board member of the Hutt Valley DHB since 2004. 

Ken was elected in 2013 to the Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Anita Baker


Anita was elected in 2016 to Hutt Mana Charitable Trust to represent Porirua. 

She was elected as a Porirua City Councillor in 2010 and elected as Mayor of Porirua in 2019.

Paul Swain


Paul lives in Upper Hutt and has represented the city in both Parliament and on the Wellington Regional Council. 

He has worked closely with many community groups and organisations over the years, and looks forward to continuing this work as Upper Hutt’s representative on the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust.

Paul was elected as a trustee at the 2019 elections

Campbell Barry


Aged 28, Campbell Barry became New Zealand’s youngest Mayor when he was elected to lead Hutt City Council in 2019. 

Campbell has been involved in local government for nine years and is involved with a number of community organisations.

Campbell was elected to the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust at the 2019 elections.

He lives with his wife Laura in Wainuiomata.


Latest News