Board of Trustees


Phil Baird, Michael Schimanski (Deputy Chair), Rob Farrell (Chair), Simon Roughan, Richard Bailey, Terry Foote


Philip Baird – LLB (Retired)

Phil has been a partner in law firms in Invercargill and Christchurch from 1962 until his retirement in 1998. He has served as treasurer of the Southland District Law Society. He was a member of the Board of Catholic Social Services Christchurch for several years. He is a member of the Foundation of the Catholic Diocese Christchurch. He has served as a Trustee of the Catholic Development Fund Christchurch since 2002.

Michael Schimanski - CA, BCM

Michael is a chartered accountant and a senior partner of Kendons, a chartered accounting practice in Christchurch. He is a Trustee and deputy Chairman of the Catholic Development Fund. He is also Secretary of the Christchurch Diocesan Foundation, a member of the St Joseph’s Papanui Parish Finance team and a Trustee on The Marralomeda Charitable Trust Board. Michael is married to Tania and they have two daughters.

Rob Farrell – M.Com

Rob is the Chairman of the Catholic Development Fund and is a partner in private equity firm Box 112. Rob’s background has predominantly been in investment banking spending 12 years in the industry predominantly in Europe. Either side of that Rob has had experience in the commercial property sector and as the managing director of a large construction group. Rob is married to Nicola, has three boys and lives in Ilam, Christchurch. He holds a master’s degree in finance, a commerce degree in property and an NZX diploma. Rob is also a member of the Investment Sub Committee.

Simon Roughan - DC. ICAK

is a registered chiropractor, graduating in the U.K. in 1980. Post graduate specialties and qualifications include Functional Neurology and Clinical Nutrition. is active in clinical practice and as Director of Roughan Chiropractic Centres in both Christchurch and Hokitika. He is a registered faculty member for two international chiropractic universities for interns coming to NZ for clinical expertise. and his wife have seven children and remain active in diocesan marriage education programmes. Simon was appointed a Trustee of the Catholic Development Fund in October 2003.

Richard Bailey – CA, B.Com (Hons), BCM, Member of the Institute of Directors

is a Director in Deloitte’s Christchurch Corporate Finance practice. For the past 15 years, has specialised in providing strategic financial management and performance improvement advice to his clients. has a commerce degree from Lincoln University and is a Chartered Accountant. has been a Trustee of the Catholic Development Fund since January 2016. Richard is married to Nicole and they have two sons.

Terry Foote - CA B.Com

Terry is a chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience. Terry is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Red Bus Ltd in Christchurch. Terry was appointed a Trustee of the Catholic Development Fund in June 2016.