Michael Noonan was Chair of The Supported Life Style Hauraki Trust from 2007 to 2018 and still sits on the Board of Trustees. Michael has over 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, with a background in radio and TV, sales and marketing.
Michael is an advocate with a strong network across various sectors. One of his other roles has been the establishment and leadership of the Coromandel Independent Living Trust, a charitable trust based in Coromandel Town, delivering a wide variety of Social Services and Community Development programmes.
Michael has also supported a number of local and national organisations over the years such Moehau Nga Tangata Whenua Trust, SPAN Trust, Inclusive New Zealand, Coromandel Community Services Trust and Driving Creek Railway, Arts and Conservation Trust, by being a governing member.
He is committed to developing organisations that will make a real difference to the communities of the upper Coromandel. Michael is a full member of the Blind Foundation and Blind Citizens Aotearoa.
In his spare time, he and his wife, Alison Carter, a former documentary producer, live on a 5.5 hectare block, restoring it to native bush, thereby encouraging the return of many indigenous birds to the Coromandel.
Michael was appointed as a Trustee in August 2021.