Dame Cindy and Mr Ted Manson, of Auckland, CNZM for services to philanthropy, urban development and business
Ted Manson established the Ted Manson Charitable Trust, which has grown to more than $17 million and through which he has contributed to the Auckland environment. He has funded two social housing projects, providing quality housing to more than 168 families. Through the Trust he has purchased and supplied eight new 12-seater vans for low-decile schools, donated $500,000 to Auckland City Mission, given significant financial support to St John Northern Region and other organisations, and made an annual $50,000 donation to Auckland Rescue Helicopter. Via Mr Manson’s company New Zealand Mortgages and Securities Limited, he funded $2 billion of affordable housing developments. Through his company Mansons TCLM, all of the office buildings built since 2014 have been built to best practice and world leadership Green Star certified standards.