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Karen O’Meeghan


A passionate arts supporter of both performing and visual arts. Karen enjoys “seeking out” and appreciating sculptures in cities when travelling with her family. She is therefore proud to be part of MESH’s vision for Hamilton and strongly believes public sculpture enriches our community and helps to create a sense of pride in our city.

Nancy Caiger

Immediate Past Chair

Nancy is both an art collector and a supporter of the wider arts community in Hamilton. She has been involved with Mesh from its inception and also with Boon Street Art. Her contribution to Hamilton for services to the arts and community was recognised by a civic award in 2016. She brings to Mesh a strong vision and drive for the arts.

She is involved with the local business community and is a Life Member of the Waikato Property Investors Association. Nancy is a proven business leader and strategic thinker who brings to the Trust invaluable experience with financial markets and investment management.

Stuart Anderson


Stuart is a senior investment advisor and shareholder at Craigs Investment Partners, and a member of the NZ Institute of Directors and the NZ Stock Exchange. Stuart brings experience in public relations, strategy development and outstanding strategic focus to his work with MESH.

Alison Ewing

Alison is a physiotherapist and dedicated art collector as well as belonging to an art collection group. She is a member of the Waikato Society of Arts; Friend of the Waikato Museum and the previous owner of a Hamilton based art hire business. Alison brings to MESH a hands-on attitude, a talent for creative solutions and a knack for connecting people.

Matt Stark

Having spent most of his life in Hamilton, Matt wears his belief in the city on his sleeve. As Director of Stark Properties Limited, Matt is involved in the careful and considered development of several key properties in downtown Hamilton. Matt’s understanding of the cityscape and those involved in its future are invaluable to MESH.

Peter Fanning

Peter is an art enthusiast. He believes the experience of art should be available to the many, not the few and public sculpture is a way to achieve this.

Peter is a senior lawyer and current chairman of Tompkins Wake’s Board of Partners. That discipline allows him a unique perspective on the interface of art and commerce.

Grant Burnett

Grant is a Board member and former CEO of A&G Price Ltd and past CEO of McArthur Group. He holds current directorships in horticulture and property businesses and is a Fellow of the NZ Institute of Management and Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Grant brings to MESH strategic management and project coordination skills and the ability to work constructively with a broad range of people across the engineering and business sectors.

Dallas Fisher

Dallas is an entrepreneurial businessman with interests in Montana Catering, NDA Group, ForumPoint2 and People Media Group. He holds independent Directorships in Go Bus, Strada Corp, Chiefs Rugby Club and Rhythm and Vines. Dallas’ growing interest in the arts over the last 5 years, his commitment to the Waikato along with his business networks delivers a continual stream of ideas and concepts for the Trust.