The Alandale Foundation Trust

The Alandale Foundation Trust holds the shares in Alandale Lifecare Limited for the benefit of the residents.

The Trust Board consists of at least three non-resident Trustees and three resident Trustees, the Village Manager and the Board Treasurer.

The Trustees are appointed by the Alandale Residents’ Advisory Committee.
The Manager and the Treasurer, who are non-voting members, are appointed by the Trust.

The Trustees set the policies by which the Company manages the Village.

Resident Trustees are not ‘representatives’ of the residents or the Advisory Committee per se. They, as Trustees, along with the non-resident Trustees and in accordance with the Trustees Act, must act in the best interest of the whole village

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Vicky McLennan  -  Chairperson

Since moving from Christchurch to Hamilton in 2008 to take up the role of Principal at Waikato Diocesan School, I have been an enthusiastic advocate of the city. I enjoy its natural environment, the active lifestyle it offers and the exciting growth and development that is increasingly evident. Nine years of leading the Dio community has also confirmed for me the importance of community engagement to personal purpose and wellbeing. For these reasons, I felt an immediate affinity with the purpose of the Alandale Foundation and look forward to utilising my governance, executive and property development skills and experience for the benefit of the village. I am committed to preserving and enhancing Alandale’s exceptional environment, first-rate facilities and vibrant community spirit and I support the philosophy which allows residents the independence of owning their own homes while also enjoying the security, opportunities and companionship of the village lifestyle.

In 2017 I relinquished the Principal’s role and my husband and I have valued the flexibility this affords us to visit our children overseas and to become more involved in the wider Waikato community. I am currently on the boards of Trust Waikato and the Perry Outdoor Education Trust and I find governance in the not for profit sector to be particularly satisfying. I am also a member of the Institute of Directors and a contractor with the NZ School Trustees Association, providing professional development in governance to school boards.


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Lynette Pearks  -  Vice Chairperson

I was born in Morrinsville and have spent most of my life in Hamilton, completing my primary, secondary and tertiary education in Hamilton. 

I am a director of Braithwaite and Pearks Limited, a Chartered Accounting firm in central Hamilton with clients ranging from large corporates to small sole traders.  I am a fully qualified chartered accountant (NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants) and have successfully completed the Company Directors Course with the Institute of Directors.  This, along with my governance experience has given me comprehensive experience in financial and risk management and an understanding of the role, duties, skills and knowledge required by directors.  

Currently I am on the Board, and am Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, for both Hospice Waikato and NZ National Fieldays Society Inc.  I have only recently retired from the Board of Waikato Diocesan School for Girls after nearly 11 years.  I am passionate about governance and find governance in the not for profit sector fulfilling.  I believe it is important to be involved with organisations where your values and beliefs align.  This is particularly what attracted me to Alandale and I fully support the philosophy of independent living of the residents while still being part of a vibrant and active community lifestyle.

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Daniel Henderson

BPA, MBA (Distinction), MRICS, MCR, MInstD

I am passionate about governance, property, sustainability and building communities. With 12 years of board experience and over 20 years of senior management experience in the property industry, I have a deep understanding of the risks and rewards of the industry. I am a member of the Institute of Directors and have a Masters of Business Administration from Massey University.

Experience has taught me that having a long term focus drives the best outcome and returns for shareholders as well as delivering the best outcome for the built environment and the community. I have an extensive network of business and property relationships and am currently a Property Development Manager for Auckland International Airport. Current directorships include the Lake House Arts Trust in Takapuna, Auckland and the New Zealand Green Building Council.

I was born in Hamilton and attended Horsham Downs Primary School. I now have 4 children and live on Auckland’s North Shore but my memories of growing up in the Waikato are very strong which is where my interest in becoming involved with Alandale retirement village started. This is a unique community offering the benefit of freehold titles in one of the best parts of Hamilton nestled on the banks of the Waikato River. I am pleased to be part of the dedicated board looking to protect and enhance this wonderful development.

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Paula Baker

Paula joined the Alandale Board in April 2021 and is a Chartered Member, Institute of Directors, has a B.AgrEconomics (Massey) and an MBA (Distinction) from the University of Waikato. Paula is currently Trust Manager for the Braemar Charitable Trust. Previous governance roles include Deputy Chair at Hospice Waikato and the NZ Dietitians Board, Chair of Hamilton Cricket and board member of disability service provider Community Living Trust.

Paula currently sits on the Boards of Northern Districts Cricket Association, the Kerikeri Retirement Village, Waihikurangi Trust and Presbyterian Support-Northern. Paula is a Trustee for the Hamilton Sky City Community Trust and is a member of the Waikato Community Lotteries distribution committee.

Paula has an obvious passion for community development and working with organisations to build sustainable and resilient communities and to support the health and wellbeing of families/whānau.

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Philip Morriss

I have spent the last 57 Years involved in the construction industry, mostly in the supervision of
multi-storied building construction and a full range of housing.

I was a contract Assessor for the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment for many years to assess New Zealand builders for their licenses. I have been involved in the construction of three retirement villages in Auckland and Mt Maunganui. After volunteer work I have been involved in extensive construction work for the Woman’s Refuge in Hamilton. 

After looking at many Auckland villages I moved to Alandale 5 years ago to be closer to family and because of its connection to the Waikato river and all the associated river walking and biking tracks, added to this, the model of buying and selling your own unit on the open market appealed to my wife and myself. The social life and facilities are all superb. I look forward to playing my part on the board as a trustee and Director to help enhance the village to new heights.


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Ian Bridge

Ruth and I moved into the village in 2017.  We appreciate what a great privilege it is to live in the Alandale community.  Since our arrival I have served briefly as secretary of the Social Committee followed by Treasurer of Advisory Committee.  These roles have enabled me to meet many village residents.  In the wider community I have served as a Trustee, Treasurer, committee person and advisor on a number community trusts and organisations.

My employment history was in Finance / Management roles for five dairy companies followed by Business Manager of St Paul’s Collegiate School.  In this role I not only had the responsibility for finance and administration of 6 entities within the Waikato Anglican College Trust group, but also for the management of buildings, facilities and grounds of the two campuses including oversight and management of some significant capital projects.

On the academic side I was a Chartered Accountant for 40 years and have also graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Waikato.

My passion is to use the experience I have gained to the benefit of the Alandale community. 
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Peter Flay

Helen and I moved into Alandale Retirement Village in 2017.  We have enjoyed living in the village and have made a number of friendships as well as maintaining relationships with friends, family and organisations outside the Village.  We have found Alandale to be a friendly, safe, supportive community in which to spend our active retirement years.

I worked for over 55 years in the building industry in a number of general  management roles including responsibilities as a Board Member.  My practical skills were focused on timber processing, manufacturing and development, housing construction, general  building materials, marketing and retailing.

My objective as a Resident Trustee on the Alandale Board is to represent the best interests of the residents and the strategic future development of the Village.  Also to encourage open and frank communication between the residents, management and the Board of Trustees and to add my personal experience and knowledge to the considerable expertise that already exists with my fellow Board members.


About Us

The Alandale Foundation bought the Village in 1996 and owns the land on which the village is located. The Village is run by a small team and governed by a Board of Trustees made up of resident and non-resident trustees. Being a charitable organisation means that profits from Alandale are reinvested into the community for the benefit of current and future residents.

Contact Us
P: 07 854 0468
F: 07 854 0680
Alandale Village
1199 River Road
Hamilton 3210