About The NZFlag.com Trust
The NZFlag.com Trust is a non profit charitable trust which has been
established with the sole purpose of encouraging New Zealanders to change
the flag. The Trust relies on donations and proceeds from the sale of
merchandise to fund its operation. The Trust aims to encourage the Government
to put a referendum to all New Zealanders on the question "Should New
Zealand change its flag?". If over 50% of New Zealander's support such
a change, the Trustees anticipate an independent body would be empowered
to choose a new flag for New Zealand. Should that be the case, and in
the unlikely event, the Trust has accumulated spare funds, then those
funds will be donated to registered charities.
The Trustees of the NZFlag.com Trust:
Lloyd Morrison - Chairman
Lloyd passed away on 10 February 2012.
Lloyd was a truly passionate New Zealander and he made an immeasurable contribution to both the business and arts communities in New Zealand as a friend, colleague, patron and mentor.
Lloyd will be greatly missed by all of us who had the opportunity to be part of his life and share his passion.
Lloyd was the founder of Morrison & Co and Chief Executive of Infratil Limited, a specialist
infrastructure company listed on the NZX.
As a long term supporter of the arts and music in particular, he established
the HRL Morrison Music Trust in 1995 to support
New Zealand musicians and composers, with a special emphasis on the production
and marketing of recordings on the Trust Records label. Lloyd was also
a Partner in New Zealand music publisher Promethean Editions.
The Listener: Lloyd Morrison 9/02/04
Born in Oamaru in 1945, Jon was raised in Christchurch and in the rural back blocks of Wanganui and Dannevirke. Jon pursued a sea-going career in the Merchant Navy, culminating in qualifying as a Foreign Going Master before coming ashore to the Ports industry at Tauranga in 1972 where was Chief Executive at the Port of Tauranga Limited until 2005. He was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in the 2006 New Year Honours list. Jon joined the NZ Trade and Enterprise Board in February 2008 and became Chair in April 2008.
Over the years, Jon has pursued an active role in the local community, was an elected member of the Bay of Plenty Harbour Board from 1974 to 1980 and was the inaugural President of the NZ Maritime Pilots’ Association. He completed an MBA in 1991 and has been actively involved in supporting the arts in Tauranga through sponsorship of the Tauranga Art Gallery and the Tauranga Arts Festival. Jon has undertaken consultancy work for the Asia Development Bank and private consultants involving port privatisation and development in South East Asia. He was instrumental in taking the Port of Tauranga Limited into the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development and drove the successful bid for Tauranga to host the "Around Alone" single-handed yacht race in 2003.
His interests include sailing (he was navigator on the Endeavour replica in 1996), tramping, snow skiing, enjoying the company of his wife Bev, 3 daughters, 4 grandchildren and those with whom he shares a love of good wine.
The Independent: Jon Mayson puts his stamp on Tauranga port 3/03/04
Paul Ridley-Smith worked for Morrison & Co until mid 2011. He is also a Director of Wallace Corporation
and has practised as a lawyer in Wellington, Hong Kong and New York. Paul
has traveled to many places around the world, with a (now) tattered New
Zealand flag sewn to his backpack. Occasionally, he was recognised as
a fellow Australian (the identity confusion goes both ways) and, on more
than one occasion, as Icelandic. Other New Zealanders would pass by without
recognising a compatriot. But with a black t-shirt with a silver fern
or kiwi, recognition and affiliation, across crowded bars, bus terminals,
airports and elsewhere, was warm and immediate. Paul believes that New
Zealanders are held in high regard around the world as hard workers, honest
and committed to their beliefs. But most people don't know who we are.
Paul is a keen sportsman. He represented Wellington as an Under 12 soccer
player and hopes to do better than that one day soon.
Paul is married with two daughters and a 4 legged son called Teddy.