Adrian OrrAdrian Orr joined Nikau Foundation as a Trustee in late 2018. As Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Adrian possesses a unique insight into the needs within our communities.
Committed to building resilient, healthy and vibrant communities, Adrian brings a wealth of experience, cultural understanding and strategic leadership to the Board. We are delighted to have Adrian join the Nikau family – helping us grow the Foundation and our impact for the people and places of Wellington.

“Working with Nikau Foundation enables me to make a significant contribution to the wellbeing of Wellington – economically, socially and environmentally. It is incredibly important to me to give something back – as a Trustee I can utilise my skills and experience to truly make a difference”

Primarily of Cook Island and Irish descent, Adrian was born and raised in New Zealand. He is married to wife Sue, a novelist, and they have three adult children. We took a moment with Adrian to learn a little more about Nikau’s newest Trustee.

If you weren’t at the office today, what would you be doing?
My passion is spending time with my wife, family and friends fishing, paddle-boarding, and setting low goals at our hideaway.

Why do you love Nikau Foundation?
The sense of purpose the team have to build a beautiful sustainable inclusive society, intergenerationally.

If you could travel anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go?
To Atiu in the Cook Islands- for rest and soul building.