Consumer Foundation

Learn about our registered charity, The Consumer Foundation.

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History of the Foundation

The Consumer Foundation, formed in 2010, incorporates the Emily Carpenter Consumer Charitable Trust, established in 1994 with funds from a bequest by the late Emily Carpenter CMG BHSc.

Emily was one of the New Zealand consumer movement’s most dedicated and longest-serving participants.

Board of trustees

The Consumer Foundation board of trustees is chaired by former privacy commissioner and Consumer NZ board member Marie Shroff. Other Foundation board members include former Consumer NZ chief executive David Russell, current chief executive Sue Chetwin, and Consumer NZ board members Sue Kedgley and Robert Aitken.