Riccarton House and Bush as an organisation is administered by the Riccarton Bush Trust which was established by an Act of Parliament in 1914. The Trustees are appointed by the Royal Society, the Deans family, and the Christchurch City Council.
Riccarton House and Bush Trustees
Bob Shearing, Chairman – CCC Appointee since 2005, re-appointed March 2018 and 2021 for a further 3-year term
Bob Lineham – CCC Appointee since 2016, re-appointed June 2019 and 2022 for a further 3-year term
Tim Deans – Deans Family Representative since 2013, re-appointed May 2018 and 2023 for further a 5-year term
Pippa Ensor – Deans Family Representative, appointed March 2017 and 2022 for a further 5-year term
Shirish Paranjape – CCC Appointee since 2016, re-appointed December 2019 and 2022 for a further 3-year term
Marie Pollisco – Appointed in 2022 to represent the Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board on the Trust
Nigel Harris – Joined the Board as a Riccarton Bush Trust appointee in March 2022
Mark Peters – appointed to the Board by the Christchurch City Council following the 2022 elections
Justin Morgenroth – Justin was appointed by the Royal Society for a period of 5 years commencing June 2023.