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At Perpetual Guardian we draw on over 130 years experience in the trustee industry and manage the largest number of registered Charitable Trusts in New Zealand. It is our privilege to administer over 550 Charitable and Endowment Trusts, on behalf of the generous legacies of our clients. This translates to approximately $30 million per annum invested in grants and scholarships. In addition to this, we are the only trustee company in New Zealand with an innovative Foundation offering and have long-standing experience in charitable investments. At Perpetual Guardian, we are a learning organisation focused on continuous improvement and emerging practice. As such we have relationships with other leading philanthropic organisations locally in New Zealand and are members and sponsors of Philanthropy New Zealand. We are inspired by numerous international organisations such as Grantmakers for Effective Organisations and the Ford Foundation.

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If you have questions regarding our philanthropy offering, would like to find out how you can leave an enduring legacy or would simply like to be added to our mailing list please email or contact our Philanthropy Services Manager.

Kirsten Taylor
Kirsten Taylor

Philanthropy Services Manager


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Kirsten has extensive experience in providing trustee services in both the private and corporate trustee domain in New Zealand, Australia, and Hong Kong. This includes experience in delivering change and creating value added solutions for clients.

Her former roles, with leading global organisations in the trustee industry provide a breadth of insight and experience in understanding client needs, developing strategies, services and products to meet those needs and deploying the systems and structures to implement these solutions effectively.

With a current focus in Philanthropy, Kirsten applies her trustee experience to ensure that Perpetual Guardian, as the leader of philanthropy services to the New Zealand market, remains relevant to philanthropists and philanthropic organisations of tomorrow. She does so by utilising New Zealand and global intellectual capital in philanthropy in order to help create lasting legacies, investment management solutions in perpetuity and ensuring a well-tested process of effective governance and giving.

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