The Piano


Steve Jones

(Chair) Steve works for Westpac as a Commercial Manager and has done so now for many years. In a voluntary capacity Steve is currently involved in the Leadership Team at the Emmett Street Community Church  and has previously been involved as a School Trustee at Windsor Primary School and Shirley Intermediate School for 7 and 3 years respectively and 10 years as a trustee with Shirley District Music School.

Vivienne Davison

(Deputy Chair) Vivienne, until recently was the Manager of the Christchurch Community Arts Council and has a strong interest in Community Arts. Before retirement she was a Principal in primary Schools. Throughout her career she was heavily involved with Music and Drama and has continued this interest since retiring. She is currently also a member of, and secretary to the Risingholme Community Choir as well as a member of the Concerts for Christchurch Trust Board and Arts Canterbury.

Steven Marshall JP

Steven has long been interested in wanting to better understand and appreciate music. He wants to support the involvement of  music in Canterbury and can see that such is more easily achieved with excellent facilities. Having a long career in advertising, promotions and marketing, Steven has been selling real estate from the Fendalton office of Harcourts Holmwood Real Estate since 1989.

Rebecca Stewart

Rebecca grew up in Christchurch and qualified in law at the University of Canterbury. She worked abroad for 17 years, primarily in Guernsey, Channel Islands and the Bay Area of California specialising in the establishment and administration of trusts, companies and asset protection strategies utilising various jurisdictions. Having returned to New Zealand, Rebecca is focussing on trust services and is currently a director of Touchstone Trustees Limited which provides professional trustee services. A keen follower of music, Rebecca especially enjoys choral music and is actively involved in the Christchurch Arts Festival.


Nicki Wood

Nicki has worked within the music industry and is the mother of six musical children. She is the director of several companies and has worked on various committees. Nicki is excited to see the progress of ‘The Piano’ build, and is looking forward to it contributing renewed cultural life to the central city.


Tracey Tyler

Tracey holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury, and has worked as an accountant since 1987, both in public practice and for private companies. Through her work she is experienced in working with property owning companies, and is a director of two, as well as having served as a treasurer on a number of voluntary committees. Tracey has a keen interest in supporting performing arts particularly orchestral music and live theatre.

Clare Murray 

With a Masters in Music from Oxford University, a career as a capital markets lawyer in London followed by an integral role in establishing and growing Murray & Co, a merchant bank in Christchurch, Clare has supported the arts throughout her professional life including as trustee and chair of the Christchurch Arts Festival for 8 years and currently as a board member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.  She is passionate about enabling community enrichment particularly through music and the visual arts.



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