Doug Saunders has long held an interest in rural communities, starting out as a rural valuer before shifting his focus to commercial and industrial property. Doug’s professional property skills support the practical growth of the Trust through his role as Property Committee Chair.

As Director and Co-Owner of TelferYoung Doug has held various Board roles within the company and also the local community. Doug holds a current position on the board of St Andrews Golf Club in Hamilton and has previously served on the Woodstock Primary BOT.

In his role as Trustee Doug hopes to connect rural and urban communities and help develop greater employment and development opportunities throughout the Waikato region.