The GAP Trust
The GAP programme was established as an independent trust by Greyhound Racing New Zealand to find homes for greyhounds when they had finished racing. The Trust is governed by an independent board of trustees and in 2008 became a registered charity. The Trustees meet every two months to discuss operations and plan future strategy.
You can read more about the programme and our achievements in our latest GAP Annual Report 2015.
And you can find out more about our Trustees below.
Liz Lowndes (Centre)
Liz has 15 year’s experience as a chartered accountant and seven year’s experience as a pet greyhound owner. She adopted Bull (Bubba Hotep) in 2007 and volunteered soon after as a home checker. Her financial expertise along with her knowledge of the programme from both an owner’s and volunteer’s perspective is of considerable benefit in guiding the Trust forward.
Sean Hannan (Left)
Sean is GRNZ’s representative on our Board. He has an extensive business background and is an independent director on the GRNZ Board.
Malcolm Jansen (Centre – Left)
Malcolm is a partner at Head’s Road Veterinary Services in Wanganui. He has many years’ experience attending to greyhounds at the Wanganui track and now advises GAP on greyhound health matters as well as co-writing the Fast Friends vet column. Malcolm’s services as a Trustee are sponsored by Wanganui Vet Services.
Alastair Donald (Centre-Right)
Alastair brings a great deal of governance and management experience to the GAP Board and he is also currently a long term director at PWC in Auckland. Alastair is a greyhound owner and acquired his first greyhound prior to the establishment of GAP.
Owen Marron (Right)
Owen is an experienced greyhound owner, breeder and trainer. He has been a Regional Representative and the Licenced Person’s Representative on the Board of Greyhound Racing New Zealand (GRNZ). Owen has become an involved member of the Wairarapa GAP group and attends events with his pet greyhound, Grizz.