John Gillespie


John Gillespie has been a Trust Waikato trustee since 2009. 

John is a chartered accountant, and director of Candy Gillespie Ltd, a chartered accountancy practice operating in Matamata since 1962.

With his financial background, John finds overseeing Trust Waikato’s investments is a particular satisfying aspect of his trustee role. 

“It has been rewarding to see the Trust’s investments continue to grow, while also maintaining community donations at reasonable levels during the hard times,” says John. “Through prudent investments, the Trust is now a significant funder of communities in our area, including participating in several major capital projects.”    

John has had a long-standing involvement in sports administration, ranging from grass roots participation through to recent directorships on Waikato professional sports franchises.  Outside of sport, John has previously been involved with a number of community organisations including Save the Children Fund, Kiwanis, Matamata Primary School and Matamata College. 

John was born and raised in Hamilton, and has lived in Matamata since 1975.

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