Trevor Taylor


Trevor, who is based in Wellington, was appointed Independent Chair of Worldskills NZ in 2015. Trevor is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

Trevor has wide ranging senior executive and governance experience covering the private, public, local government, health, NFP, and sporting sectors.  He is currently Chair of Wellington Free Ambulance Trust; Trustee of Life Flight Trust; Board Member and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of Compass Health; Chair of the Sport Funding and Health and Safety Committees; member of the Audit and Finance Committee of the NZ Olympic Committee; Board Member of Surf Life Saving NZ; Independent Board Member of Greyhound Racing NZ; and Independent Board Member of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu. He has also had previous governance roles were in the energy and construction-transport sectors.

Trevor’s initial career was within the energy sector, where he spent 25 years working for Petrocorp, Fletcher Challenge Petroleum, Southern Petroleum, and the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand. From 2001 to 2014, he worked in the NFP sector as the CEO of the Outward Bound Trust of NZ.