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OUR FOUNDATION TRUST

Chaired by Gary Monk, our foundation trust governs the running of Yes Disability Resource Centre’s property and building – known as The House. 

The trust’s members include:

Gary Monk

Gary joined the YES Foundation and Services Trust Boards in 2013. Gary himself is a trustee of the North Harbour Club and Charitable Trust.

Professionally, Gary is the non-executive Chairman of New Zealand Light Leathers Ltd of Timaru, Chairman of BNZ Partners Auckland North, a director of Radio New Zealand and a member of the Institute of Directors

 

Ngaio Merrick

Ngaio joined the YES Foundation Trust Board in 2013.

Ngaio is passionate about working in both the local and national communities and is also Trustee of the North Harbour Club, an active member of the Rotary Club of Auckland and a supporter of many Youth charities in New Zealand

 

Rod Slater

Rod has long been part of the YES Foundation Trust Board, as well as managing New Zealand Sailing Team that went to the 1996 Olympics.

Professionally, Rod established the Mad Butcher retail chain with Sir Peter Leitch in the 1980's and has been the Chief Excutive of  Beef + Lamb New Zealand for more than 20 years now.

 

John Spooner

John has been a life-long resident of the North Shore, John has been a Trustee from the inception of the Centre (over 10 years now), is a member of the Rotary Club of Takapuna North, and was President of the Club at a critical period of the initial fundraising for the Yes Centre. 

 

Brendon Hoskin

Brendon is a past President of Rotary, a long term patron of the Business Excellence Network and currently sits on the Board for another community Youth initiative.

 

Sarah Cross

Sarah is a Senior Strategist at EverEdgeIP, specialising in strategy and monetisation of intellectual property assets. Sarah is passionate about providing mentoring and assistance to youth working with FutureinTech and also mentoring students in the Youth Enterprise program on the North Shore.

 

 

OUR SERVICES TRUST

Chaired by Linda Noble, our Service Trust works to provide assistance to persons with disabilities in all aspects of their lives.

 

Services Trust board are:

Linda Noble

As an experienced management professional, Linda has worked extensively in complex organisational and governance structures in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

As Chief Executive of Governance New Zealand and Women on Boards, Linda is responsible for the delivery of strategic objectives that enhance the reach and reputation of these organisations locally and globally. 

 

Robin Paul

Trained as a counsellor, Robin was a member of the NZ association of Concellors until her retirement. Robin has life experience in disability.

 

Gary Monk

Gary joined the YES Foundation and Services Trust Boards in 2013. Gary himself is a trustee of the North Harbour Club and Charitable Trust.


Professionally, Gary is the non-executive Chairman of New Zealand Light Leathers Ltd of Timaru, Chairman of BNZ Partners Auckland North, a director of Radio New Zealand and a member of the Institute of Directors

 

Billy Matheson

Billy was a founder of the ReGeneration youth leadership initiative and continues to work closely with Social Entrepreneurs in Auckland and around the country.

Billy is committed to supporting individuals and organisations to realise their potential through collaboration and creativity, as well as through the development of innovative strategic and policy platforms.

 

Daphne McGuiness

Daphne is an experinceedd social worker specilising in working with families in both residentail and non-residential situations, teaching parenting and other allied skills.

Daphine retired in 2014 and is a member of a number of social service communities and Trusts.

 

Richard Wilks

Richard comes from a 30 year career in corporate banking and has held a number of senior executive roles with ANZ National Bank, Standard Charted Bank, Citibank Australia Westpac Trust and Citibank New Zealand

 

Melissa Green

 

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