The Momentum Waikato Board has recently welcomed two new trustees - Margaret Wilson and Mark Ingle, both long-standing champions for the Waikato.

Margaret has had a career in law, university teaching and research and public service.

She was raised in Morrinsville before attending the University of Auckland, graduating with a LLB (Hons) and a MJur (1st), and has received an Honorary Doctorate from University of Waikato.

As a strong advocate for the Waikato and a specialist in public policy, Margaret has held a range of significant local roles, including being the first Dean of Te Piringa Faculty of Law at the University of Waikato, a Deputy Commissioner at the former DHB, and Chair of the former Waikato Plan Committee.

Margaret was a Member of Parliament between 1999 and 2008, during which time she held several Ministerial positions, including Attorney General, as well as the Speaker of Parliament. She also has been a Director of the Reserve Bank and a Law Commissioner.

Margaret lives in Hamilton with her cat, Madam, and her sisters and is great aunt to six nieces and nephews.

Meet Mark, a Hamilton native and University of Waikato graduate with a Business Management Degree, specialising in Accounting.

After a brief stint at Deloitte, he worked as an accountant in London for a global emerging-markets investment company. In his mid-20s, Mark transitioned to management, holding leadership roles until 2012, when he shifted his focus to governance and business investment.

Mark has founded or co-founded a number of organisations and involvement in numerous startups. He currently chairs six boards and serves as a director and/or trustee on three others, including Momentum Waikato.