Founder and Chairperson of Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust, Jeet Suchdev, has been appointed as one of the trustees of the biggest community trust of New Zealand, Foundation North.

This news was announced by Foundation North on Monday, September 7 via a press release bidding farewell to old trustees and chair, and welcoming new chair and two trustees to the Foundation North Team.

“Incoming to the Board are Walter Wells from Whangarei and Pramjit Rai (Jeet) Suchdev QSM JP from Flat Bush,” the press release read.

Jeet Suchdev’s Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust is a development organisation with a vision to connect with Aotearoa’s diverse communities to empower and support their wellbeing. He has also served on the board of Auckland Regional Migrant Services and on Auckland Council’s Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel.

Expressing his joy and gratitude of becoming the new Trustee at Foundation North Jeet Suchdev said he was humbled by appointment.

“I know that I am taking more responsibilities, but I can assure you that I will try and do all my possible best to do justice to the task that I have been assigned. Please keep blessing,” Mr Suchdev posted on Facebook.

The PR also welcomed the new chair of Foundation North, Bhav Dhillon, the first Kiwi Indian ever to chair the biggest community trust of New Zealand.

The Foundation’s trustees are appointed by the Minister of Finance, Hon Grant Robertson, and join the organisation’s governing board on September 7 2020.

“Each of our new trustees brings a range of experience, connections and insights to our work as a whole,” said newly elected Chair Bhav Dhillon.

“This ensures that the discussions around the board table remain robust. As Trustees we continually assess how effectively we are fulfilling our responsibility as kaitiaki | guardians of our endowment for future generations, and how well we are responding to the current and emerging needs of our Auckland and Northland communities.” Mr Dhillon added.