We're now Burnett Foundation Aotearoa

Ending HIV & New Zealand AIDS Foundation have changed our name to Burnett Foundation Aotearoa, after one of our founders - Bruce Burnett. Find out more

Our New Deed

Since its founding in 1985, the NZAF Trust Board has amended its trust deed on several occasions to facilitate good governance.

The most recent amendment to the deed was signed and executed in March 2021.  The new deed had been the subject of consultation with members and discussion at the NZAF AGM in November 2020.

The main changes introduced in the March 2021 amendment were:

  • Expanding the purposes of the trust to include preventing the transmission of STIs and promoting the physical and mental health of people living with or affected by HIV;
  • Changing the mode of appointment of trustees from part-appointed part-elected by members to an all-appointed Board, and providing criteria to govern the appointment of members to ensure our core communities are well-represented on the Board;
  • Changing the mode of amendment of the deed in future, from the mandatory holding of an AGM or SGM to authorising the Trust Board to amend the deed at any time, provided a special resolution is passed and the amendment does not prejudice the charitable nature of the trust or depart from the founding purposes of the organisation as set out in its initial deed.

More recently, in December 2021, the NZAF Trust Board met and passed a special resolution recommending that the name of the organisation be changed to Burnett Foundation Aotearoa. In May 2022, the Board met and passed a further special resolution recommending that the trust deed be amended to reflect the new name.

The amendment to the deed to reflect the new name for the NZAF is currently being prepared.  The amendment will update the references in the current deed to the name of the organisation and make other consequential amendments only. No other substantive provisions will be amended. Once completed, the amendment will be submitted to DIA Charities Services and the Companies Office for public registration.

The current NZAF Trust Deed approved in March 2021 is available here:
View the signed NZAF Trust Deed

The amended deed will be uploaded as soon as practicable after it is executed. 

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