North Canterbury Radio Trust

Compass FM is operated by the North Canterbury Radio Trust, a charitable trust, and we are governed by a board of trustees which includes:

Chairman: Ian Lamb, Treasurer: David Stewart, Board Members: Ron Van Til, David Ayers and Grant Edmundson. Secretary: Andrea Dempsey,

IAN LAMB -(Board Chairman)

Ian Lamb, Board Chairman. Ian joined the board in 2016 and has a background in marketing and business planning.


Ron van Til is the owner of an award-winning large-scale bakery operation which supports 150 staff. A former board member of the NZ Baking Society, Ron’s background includes Supermarket Management in Australia and Key Account Management for Colgate Palmolive. He currently sits on the Board of Enterprise North Canterbury, mentors many other business owners in his spare time, and still finds time to participate actively in various local sports. Having lived in North Canterbury most of his life Ron is very passionate about the local community.

DAVE STEWART (Treasurer)

Dave’s joined the NCRT in 2016 as the Treasurer.  Dave and his family live in Rangiora and children attend local schools.  Dave and his wife Julienne are local business owners and great supporters of the North Canterbury community.

Grant Edmunson, Partner at Helmore Stewart Lawyers in Rangiora.  Grant moved to Rangiora, with his young family, from South Africa 5 years ago.  Grant lives in the Waimakariri area, enjoys the North Canterbury community and is  a great support for Compass FM with his vast experience in media.