Meet our trustees

Moria Green



Moira was married to Hugh for 57 years before he passed away. She is the soul and backbone of the Green family and has a close bond with her ten grandchildren. Moira is a valuable trustee for the Hugh Green Foundation as no one knew Hugh the way she did, with Moira also sharing his love for helping New Zealanders in need and creating better communities.

Bob Narev

Bob the Foundation’s Chairman was one of the original Trustees when the Foundation was formed in 1998. He was a trusted advisor and friend of Hugh’s for over 40 years. Bob was a partner at Glaister Ennor Law Firm for 50 years, and is one of Auckland’s most successful commercial lawyers. While Bob has retired he is still involved with a number of charitable organisations.

John Green

John is Hugh Green’s eldest child who worked alongside Hugh for many years and is currently the CEO of the company. John has been involved with the Foundation for eight years and sits as a trustee on both the board of the Hugh Green Foundation and The Hugh Green Group. In addition to this, he is a Director for the Marist Brothers Proprietary and a trustee for The Harness Racing New Zealand committee. John shared many of the same values and beliefs as his father and looks to help reinforce those through the work that the Foundation does today.

Frances Green

Frances is Hugh Green’s daughter. As someone who holds family in the highest regard, she has two children herself and has recently become a grandmother to baby Hugo, who was named after Hugh Green. Frances appreciates the opportunity to be a trustee for the Foundation as she was very close to her father, therefore values that she can contribute to helping the good work Hugh did philanthropically continue throughout New Zealand.

Adrienne Thurston

Adrienne is the current Chief Executive for the Foundation having been employed by Hugh as its Manager in 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Business Studies and comes from a background in management and accounting. Adrienne is passionate about the philanthropic sector, and the challenge of drilling down to the root causes of social issues, and collaborating with inspiring people to provide effective, impactful and innovative interventions and solutions. She is also mother to four boys.

Brianna Green

Brianna Green is the newest addition to the Hugh Green Foundation having started in March 2017 as the Systems and Donations Manager. Brianna is one of Hugh’s granddaughters and he has always expressed a keen interest in her working for the Foundation one day. Brianna has a criminology degree and graduated from Auckland University at the end of 2016.

Michael Fisher

Michael is a lawyer with considerable experience in governance roles and directorships. He has been a Trustee of the Hugh Green Foundation since 2012. He is passionate about the Foundation’s work and furthering the charitable endeavours of the Green family.

Moria Green



Moira was married to Hugh for 57 years before he passed away. She is the soul and backbone of the Green family and has a close bond with her ten grandchildren. Moira is a valuable trustee for the Hugh Green Foundation as no one knew Hugh the way she did, with Moira also sharing his love for helping New Zealanders in need and creating better communities.

Bob Narev

Bob the Foundation’s Chairman was one of the original Trustees when the Foundation was formed in 1998. He was a trusted advisor and friend of Hugh’s for over 40 years. Bob was a partner at Glaister Ennor Law Firm for 50 years, and is one of Auckland’s most successful commercial lawyers. While Bob has retired he is still involved with a number of charitable organisations.

John Green

John is Hugh Green’s eldest child who worked alongside Hugh for many years and is currently the CEO of the company. John has been involved with the Foundation for eight years and sits as a trustee on both the board of the Hugh Green Foundation and The Hugh Green Group. In addition to this, he is a Director for the Marist Brothers Proprietary and a trustee for The Harness Racing New Zealand committee. John shared many of the same values and beliefs as his father and looks to help reinforce those through the work that the Foundation does today.

Frances Green

Frances is Hugh Green’s daughter. As someone who holds family in the highest regard, she has two children herself and has recently become a grandmother to baby Hugo, who was named after Hugh Green. Frances appreciates the opportunity to be a trustee for the Foundation as she was very close to her father, therefore values that she can contribute to helping the good work Hugh did philanthropically continue throughout New Zealand.

Adrienne Thurston

Adrienne is the current Chief Executive for the Foundation having been employed by Hugh as its Manager in 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Business Studies and comes from a background in management and accounting. Adrienne is passionate about the philanthropic sector, and the challenge of drilling down to the root causes of social issues, and collaborating with inspiring people to provide effective, impactful and innovative interventions and solutions. She is also mother to four boys.

Brianna Green

Brianna Green is the newest addition to the Hugh Green Foundation having started in March 2017 as the Systems and Donations Manager. Brianna is one of Hugh’s granddaughters and he has always expressed a keen interest in her working for the Foundation one day. Brianna has a criminology degree and graduated from Auckland University at the end of 2016.

Michael Fisher

Michael is a lawyer with considerable experience in governance roles and directorships. He has been a Trustee of the Hugh Green Foundation since 2012. He is passionate about the Foundation’s work and furthering the charitable endeavours of the Green family.

The trustees for the Hugh Green Foundation play a critical role in funding decisions based on the goals and values of the organisation.

This involves prioritizing focus areas concentrated on community needs which are largely unmet and where the foundation can add the most value and maximise the impact of funding. Rather than looking at specific projects or organisations, a new strategy developed in early 2018 has seen an approach built on identifying the major issues the organisation is trying to tackle and then allocating monies in order to solve these problems and achieve success. Between them the trustees cover a comprehensive range of skillsets and include a number of relatives of the late Hugh Green to ensure all decisions are grounded in the original intent for his and Moira's move into philanthropy in the first place.