Meet the Team – CDF Trustee, Kintilla du Boucher-Ryan

The CDF is overseen by trustees and staff, guided by an investment policy based on Catholic teaching and by expert investment advice acquired from the financial sector.

The Bishop of Christchurch appoints CDF Trustees and ensures their skills include a mix of investment, financial and marketing expertise to assist in achieving high governance standards and ensuring effective stewardship. The CDF’s newest board member, Kintilla du Boucher-Ryan, is an experienced digital marketer who works at Skellerup Industries Ltd.

“I am delighted to have been a part of the CDF Board of Trustees since 2020. The CDF team and board are very experienced and welcoming, and I feel fortunate to be able to give my time and skills alongside them.

The CDF team keeps us updated on their work engaging with people in the community and on how the CDF works day-to-day. It has been fascinating to see how the CDF has tailored solutions for everybody – from businesses in the community who set up savings accounts, to private individuals who set up funeral accounts, and through to the many parents and grandparents who set up education accounts, so school fees are covered when needed.

Most recently, the CDF team has been meeting with school Boards of Trustees to talk about investing working capital in the Fund and the opportunity for families to save for their loved ones’ school fees, uniforms, and expenses. The CDF Education Savings Account is a great way for families to contribute or give a financial gift for a birthday. The Education account is particularly close to my heart as my daughter has just started at St Patrick’s school in Bryndwr and it’s been lovely to see her enjoy school life and get to know her new friends and their families as part of a close school community.

I’m proud to be part of a team that invests in an ethical way, which helps contribute to the annual disbursement from the Bishop. This allows significant projects in schools around the Diocese to go ahead, so there’s a direct benefit back into the community. The CDF Board is lucky to work with such a purpose, and I feel privileged to be a part of this work.”

The CDF exists to help the Church achieve its mission by providing loans and funding for activities that strengthen the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch.

Are you ready to invest in good today?