About Us

TGTB Charitable Trust was founded in October 2016 and works within the Tāmaki community (Glen Innes, Panmure and Point England) in East Auckland.

We are a locally-led, community+arts focused, not-for-profit organisation supported by a board of trustees with a wide range of experience that includes the arts, education, and business.

We are registered with Charities Services - CC59886.

"The arts are an integral part of our community's wellbeing and connectedness."

Our Vision

A strong and vibrant Tāmaki community and destination empowered by the arts.

Our Mission

To create, enable and enhance opportunities within the Tāmaki community for all people to access and participate in the arts to increase their connection and well-being.

Our Trustees


Dorothy Laing has a background in law and a passion for art (LL. B.  M.A (Art History First Class Honours)). Dorothy finds herself at the interface of two disciplines in her role as a Trustee on the Board of the TGTB Charitable Trust.  As a fifth generation New Zealander she draws from diverse cultural identity and experience counting it a privilege to serve the communities of Tāmaki through supporting creative and cultural endeavours that benefit the community.


Matt Dodd is a chartered accountant who was involved in the Financial Services, Aviation and Telecommunications industries earlier in his career and for the last 14 years has been a consultant providing primarily profit improvement, risk mitigation, governance and wealth enhancement advice to a range of both corporate and individual clients. He is also an advocate of personal responsibility, the benefits of variety and focusing on maintaining a balance in life. He recently celebrated 25 years as a member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand organisation.

Matt is a born and bred Aucklander who is married with two daughters and has lived in East Auckland all his life. He still has enough pace to play touch rugby and score tries, and also enjoys fishing, being involved in sport in any capacity and working with communities to create enjoyable places to live .


Leigh Moss is a Business Manager with over 20 years’ experience in the FMCG sector holding senior roles and leading organisational change. Her strengths are strategic thinking, marketing, and business process improvements. Her authentic leadership style and genuine care for others plus her strong appreciation of the arts has led her to join TGTB Charitable Trust as the Trust Secretary.

As a mother of 3 boys, she is actively involved in the community and is passionate about utilising her business skills and commercial acumen to support the TGTB Charitable Trust to deliver its mission and strategic priorities for the betterment of the Tamaki community.


Nicky Glasgow has worked in the education system for 20 years across different sectors including secondary and tertiary education, and currently within the Ministry of Education as a Principal Advisor. She works mostly in South Auckland as a sector and community influencer, and youth activator to drive equitable outcomes for youth in education. She has a background in the Arts with a Masters in Fine Arts and is passionate about art as a connector and enabler for youth. Nicky lives in Auckland with her partner  and two sons.