Among the esteemed inaugural trustees of The Gut Foundation was Stan ‘Tiny’ Hill, who shared this honour with the notable figure, Walter Hadlee. Stan, a prominent figure in both the world of rugby as an All Black and as an All Black selector, remained dedicated to our cause by actively participating in board meetings well into his 92nd year.
Our enduring connection with the realm of New Zealand sports and the All Blacks spans an impressive three decades. This remarkable continuity is due to the invaluable support we’ve enjoyed from our Ambassador, Scott ‘Razor’ Robertson, for the past few years. Scott, who now assumes the mantle of head coach for the All Blacks, was previously at the helm of the Canterbury Crusaders.
Affectionately known as “Razor,” he boasts an impressive rugby legacy that includes 23 international caps for New Zealand. His coaching prowess with the Crusaders is equally remarkable, marked by clinching an unprecedented seven consecutive Super Rugby championships, establishing him as the most successful Super Rugby coach in the history of the competition.
What sets Scott apart, however, is not just his sporting achievements, but his genuine compassion for people. He shuns the allure of the limelight in favour of diligent, hard work. His support is reserved for causes and individuals in whom he truly believes. The Gut Foundation is indeed privileged to have earned Razor’s trust and backing, a testament to his conviction in the meaningful work we are diligently pursuing to improve gut health throughout Aotearoa. In his understated yet resolute manner, Scott Robertson embodies the dedication and compassion that are at the heart of our cause