Rebranding brings more emphasis on mentoring, on-job training
The Graeme Bringans Property Education Trust will be turned into the Keystone NZ Property Education Trust at its annual dinner on 1 November.
The trust was formed in 1994 to commemorate Graeme Bringans, former Cromwell Corp and St Lukes Group (now Westfield NZ) director, who died suddenly at the age of 48. He had left school at 15 but spoke often of the need for the property industry to grow more professionals.
The trust’s primary role has been to support & sponsor tertiary students, and it has now supported 27 students in a variety of courses.
Trust chairman Paul Duffy, now chief executive at Dominion Funds Ltd, said the trust had built a $750,000 capital base to provide income for student grants.
As Keystone, the trust intends to remain true to its original vision of offering financial support, but add emphasis on mentoring, on-the-job training & networking opportunities.