Our Board

Established in 2010, the NZ Barok Advisory Board has been an integral part of our organisation.

The Advisory Board plays a pivotal role by offering valuable advice and steadfast support to the NZ Barok Executive Committee and the talented players who bring our music to life. Their unwavering dedication and expertise contribute significantly to the continued success and growth of NZ Barok.

Current NZ Barok Advisory Board members

Chairperson:
Catherine Blomfield

Treasurer:
Tricia Garrard

Secretary:
Fiona Cottam

Members:
Graham McPhail
Miranda Hutton
Helen Brinkman
Amelia Giles
Matthew Ensor
Maxim Tirodkar
James Pomeroy

NZ Barok Life Members:
Dr Robert Gunn
Alison Gunn
Mary Riches
Peter Hutton
Belinda Hutton
Kathy Boardman
Dr Iain Kelman

 

L to R Fiona Cottam, Maxim Tirodkar, Matthew Ensor, Graham McPhail, Helen Brinkman, James Pomeroy, Catherine Blomfield, Tricia Garrard, Miranda Hutton, Amelia Giles (absent),

Pou Tikanga Māori - Māori Cultural Adviser

Whina Te Whiu

Whina Te Whiu has worked in the library, archives, and museum sector for over twenty five years in the public, tertiary, iwi, and private sector. Currently Whina is the curator and manager of the regional museum in Kaitaia, the Museum at Te Ahu. Whina has recently taken on the role of Māori advisor to NZ Barok. She worked closely with writer/narrator Catherine Polglase and producer Helen Brinkman in the production of the Baby Baroque stories and waiata, helping achieve a bi-cultural concert experience for the Baby Baroque audience.

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