Pippa Ensor

Pippa EnsorPippa Ensor was nominated by the Deans family to represent their interests on the Riccarton Trust Board. She joined the Board in March 2017 and is appointed for a five year term.

Pippa is a sixth generation Deans and, incidentally, the last child to be christened in the John Deans christening robe now residing at Riccarton House.

Living at the Ngapara Downs homestead as a third generation Deans, she has experienced first hand how the generosity and forward-thinking actions of generations past can positively impact future generations. Riccarton House and Bush is also testament to this and has played a significant part in her life.

Although Pippa has spent the majority of her adult life outside of Canterbury, she has always called Christchurch home, maintaining a strong connection and passion for the region, the city and the people who call this region home.

Pippa is currently employed as Associate and Project Architect within the 15-strong Christchurch-based Athfield Architects office. Her current role includes office management and running of large-scale commercial projects. The most recent projects include the new Lyttelton Port Company Operations Centre, currently under construction, and the Canterbury Rugby Football Union Office & High Performance Facility at Rugby Park.

While carrying out predominantly new construction projects within New Zealand, her time working in Sweden and the United Kingdom meant she spent a great deal of time designing within historically significant building fabric. Large-scale landscape works within the Wellington waterfront also allowed her to engage with the built environment in a unique way.