Trust Board

Catapult’s Trust Board is made up of a range of people from various backgrounds and professions. The board membership emphasises Catapult’s ideal of setting itself alongside other local progressive businesses. Each board member brings their own expertise to the board and Catapult appreciates the support from the businesses they represent.

Our Trust Board Members are:

Rodney Fisher | Chair |linenlogo


Rodney  is the Operations Manager of Canterbury Linen Services Ltd, has been on the board since 2010 and was elected the chairperson in 2013. Rod has employed a number of Catapult’s clients over the years and continues to do so. He brings 30 years of management experience in the business sector to the board.


Jan Forsyth | Trustee |

Jan has 13 years’ experience in governance, five of those as board chair as she is very passionate about the not-for-profit sector. Jan has a wide background in marketing and administration, working with both small and large teams in the retail and trade industries. Jan’s previous experience as an Executive Assistant in the education sector brings an extensive range of organisational skills to the board. Jan has worked with her husband’s company in Fiji and Tonga, undertaking civil construction projects and enjoys biking, hiking, indoor netball and travelling the world.

Matthew Moir | Trustee |KPMGlogo


Matthew is a senior manager for KPMG in Christchurch. He is a qualified chartered accountant with over eight years assurance and advisory experience. He brings a focus of sound financial governance to the Board.


Ali Brown | Trustee |

Ali has thirty years’ experience in the employment and careers industries, most recently managing Catapult for three years, during which time she led the organisation to win the Champion Charity (Small Enterprise) in the Champion Canterbury Business Awards 2016. She holds a BA in Psychology, a Diploma in Career Development, a Graduate Diploma in Not-for-Profit Management and is currently studying te reo Māori. She is the author of four books on flax weaving. She has a keen interest in ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to participate in paid employment.

William McDonald | Trustee |

Will comes from a background in running his own Landscaping business and has worked varied jobs providing him with a good knowledge of business management.   He has a bright and positive outlook on life and doesn’t let being blind stop him.             Will enjoys keeping busy, he is keen to get back into employment and is currently volunteering with 2 different charities.    Living with a disability and looking for employment, Will brings a jobseeker’s perspective to the board and it is very important to him to be contributing to the ongoing progress of Catapult