Our Trustees

Kay Carston


Kay has experience in communications and engagement, and has worked in both Christchurch and London. Prior to working as a communications advisor for two central government agencies involved with earthquake recovery and regeneration, Kay was a public affairs manager for Christchurch City Council. In her role at the City Council she facilitated the completion of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Trust Deed document. One of Kay’s early childhood memories is spending time at the Gardens.

Ashley Trewin


Ashley is from Southland with an automotive engineering background. He moved into the Chartered Accountancy field in the 1990’s and specialises in medium-sized businesses ranging from agriculture to industry. He has recently been focusing on the building trades in Christchurch. Ashley is Accounting Director at E3 Business Accountants, where he wants you to feel important and wanted. His motto is simple: "I want you to recognise your future and understand your past."

Lyn Holland

Lyn has served the Canterbury community in a number of local and national roles. She has been recognized with a Q.S.M for her dedication to, among others, the Girl Guides, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, Christchurch Schools Chamber Music competition, Christchurch Art Gallery and Second Chance Education for Women. Lyn is a Justice of the Peace and was previously senior lecturer in mathematics and statistics at Lincoln University.

Alan Morgan

Past President, Friends of the Botanic Gardens

Alan started his working life as an apprentice in the Botanic Gardens and later became a founding partner in Morgan and Pollard Ltd Landscapers, and Readylawn Industries, turf producers and contractors. Now semi-retired, he has returned to the Gardens currently as the President of the Friends of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and is its representative on the Trust board. Alan is a past president of the Landscape Industries Association of NZ and is a long-term Rotarian.