Meet Our Ambassadors
ETC Ambassadors are a big part of our connection to the wider Gisborne community. Our Ambassadors are prominent members of the community with a deep belief in our mission to evolve and promote performing artists. They are core donors, supporters, and evangelists. Most importantly of all, they provide meaningful insight and council on a variety of issues as needed.
Deputy Mayor Rehette Stoltz
You know Rehette as Gisborne's vivacious Deputy Mayor, and member of the Tairawhiti District Health Board. We know her as fierce champion of the arts in our community who is passionate about our mission to grow and strengthen the performing arts in our district. Rehette stepped up to be our very first Ambassador, and we are thrilled to have her on Team Evolution!
Dame Bronwen Holdsworth
Dame Bronwen is Co-Founder and Finance Director of Pultron Composites, an industrial technology company with factories in Gisborne and the Middle East. She is an experienced company director and has served on various government boards and advisory committees. Active in the community, particularly in the arts and education, she is currently a trustee on the Sunrise Foundation, Gisborne War Memorial Theatre, Gisborne International Music Competition, Mātai Medical Institute, and Te Hā 1769 Sestercentennial Trusts; and is a Director of the NZ Symphony Orchestra (NZSO). She was Business Woman of the Year in 1988; an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in 1997; and was made a Dame Companion of the NZ Order of Merit (DNZM) in 2015 for services to Business and the Arts.