Church Property Trustees - Trustee Biographies


Rt Revd Peter Carrell, BSc (Hon), BD, PhD (Chair)

On 9th February 2019, Peter was installed as the ninth Bishop of Christchurch.  Under Anglican (Diocese of Christchurch) Church Property Trust Act, Peter became the Chair of Church Property Trustees on his installation.



Revd Carolyn Robertson, MA, Post Grad. Dip in Theology, BA (Hon), BEd, PhD

Carolyn is the Assistant Curate in the Parish of East Christchurch.


Steve Wakefield, BCom, BSc, FCA, Ch.M.IoD

Steve is a past partner of Deloitte.  He is a director of a number of companies and is a council member of the University of Canterbury.  He is overseeing the construction of ‘Ravenscar’ art gallery, being built to house the Wakefield art collection which has been gifted to the city of Christchurch.


Bruce Deam, BE, PhD, FNZSEE

Bruce is a structural engineer, with expertise in timber and earthquake engineering.  He works in the Building System Performance branch at the Ministry for Business, Innovation & Employment. The branch is responsible for building policy and regulations such as the Building Code.


Dr Corin Murfitt, BVSc; MRCVS, MNZVA, AAEP

Corin is a retired veterinarian.  He is a specialist equine vet and has been for many years consultant vet to Addington Raceway, Riccarton Park and other horse racing venues. Corin has held many roles within the Diocese including as a member of Standing Committee.


Wayne Hart, BE (Hons), MBA, JP, MIPENZ, MIEAust

Wayne is a retired engineer who has had involvement with large scale projects in both New Zealand and Australia.


Robert Bijl, BCom, LLB (Hons), CA

Robert was appointed to the CPT Board by the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Christchurch in March 2019.  Robert is a Chartered Accountant with recent involvement in, amongst other things, the post-earthquake recovery programme at Lincoln University and the Christchurch Performing Arts Precinct.


Ms Sammy Mould 

Sammy is the Anglican Youth Ministry Developer.


Mr Peter Flannery