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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

 

 

Linda Noble

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. 

Linda is passionate about promoting the careers of governance professionals, encouraging diversity at executive and board level, and providing support services to a community of like-minded professionals.  Linda is a regular conference and seminar presenter, both locally and internationally, and her views on governance and board diversity have a media presence.

 

   

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.

Brendon's work experience includes 20 years in the building industry and he currently runs a property development company delivering new homes in Auckland.

 

   

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.

 

   

Jenna Broadhurst

Jenna is a member of the Institute of Directors.  She is a Senior Partner at Bank of New Zealand and is passionate about Development and Leadership of Youth with a focus on Diversity.

 

 

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

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. 

Linda is passionate about promoting the careers of governance professionals, encouraging diversity at executive and board level, and providing support services to a community of like-minded professionals.  Linda is a regular conference and seminar presenter, both locally and internationally, and her views on governance and board diversity have a media presence.

 

 

Robin Paul

Robin trained as a counsellor for Relationship Services in 1990.  She was a Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors until her retirement in 2009.

Robin has lived experience of Disability after a spinal cord injury in 2000.

She was a Foudnation Board Member from 2003 and a Services Trust member since 2007.

 

 

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

 

   

Daphne McKerras

Daphne is an experienced social worker specialising in working with families in both residential and non-residential situations, teaching parenting and other allied skills.  She has a strong focus on working with tamariki who have one or more invisible disability.

Daphne lives in Whangaparaoa and since her retirement in 2014 has been active in the local community, sitting on a number of local social service committees and trusts as well as acting as a mento for many of these services.

 

   

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.

 

 

Jennifer George

A lawyer, consultant and educator with broad governance and management experience across not-for-profits, business, local and central government, Jennifer has been isntrumental in bringing about sustainable change.  Her particular strengths are in building strategic direction at governance level, in energising and inspiring people as a manager and leader, and in innovation.

The Development Director for a charitable organisation Jennifer engages across the nation and internationally to bring about change in the youth justice sector.  She has a particular interest in our young people reaching their potential in the 21st century and in contributing to the ongoing wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand.  She is also an Associate at a law firm in Auckland.

Jennifer has a LLB from Vitoria University, BBS and Dip Teach from Massey University.

 

 

Bridget Unsworth

Bridget Unsworth is an Investment Director at NZVIF responsible for providing the management team with key market and analytical information relevant to NZVIF's fund of fund activity. 

She previously worked in private equity in the united ingdom and was involved in deal co-ordination, logistics, industry research, deal execution.

Bridget has a BPhysEd from Otago University and a BCom from Victoria University.

 

   

Gordon MacFarlane

 

   

Melissa Green

 

 

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