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Board of Trustees

Carol Bellette (Chair)

Carol is a finance professional with governance experience in both the not-for-profit and commercial sector. Her current role is General Manager Finance & Commercial (CFO) at Christchurch City Council. Carol has been associated with the Christchurch Early Intervention Trust since 2006 as both a parent and a Trust Board member.

Graeme Daniel

Graeme has been a principal in special education settings for over twenty five years. He is currently Principal of Allenvale School, was principal of Halswell Residential College and has worked for the Education Review Office. He is currently the president of SEPAnz and is a member of several education advisory boards at a national and local level. 

Andrew Hall 

Andrew is a Senior Business Analyst with the information services Group of the Canterbury District Health Board. Previously he was the Software Manager at the electronics manufacturer Dynamic Controls and prior to that he was the CEO of New Zealand Spinal Trust. During his time at the Spinal trust, his son Anton was attending the Champion Centre and because Andrew’s workplace was nearby, he was frequently able to participate in Anton’s learning sessions there and gain first hand understanding of the great work done by the Champion Centre Team. Andrew is now on the Board of NZ Spinal Trust as well as a consumer representative on the Ministry of Health’s National Ethics Advisory Committee.

David Kerr

David has worked as a General Practitioner in Christchurch for over 30 years. He was the founding Chair of Pegasus Medical Group, and was the Clinical leader for Mental Health for this organisation for many years. He is Chair of Ryman Healthcare Ltd, Deputy Chair of Pharmac and Chair of EcoCentral Ltd. 

David Lang

David is a partner in the law firm of Saunders & Co, working principally in the fields of commercial and property law. He is on one of the Standards Committees of the New Zealand Law Society, and is the honorary solicitor for a number of Charitable Trusts. David was a member of the Board of Trustees of Kirkwood Intermediate School for 6 years, and is presently on the Board of the Nurse Maude Association.

Tim Blake

Tim is a commercial business manager with 35 years experience in marketing and strategic business development. Now working as a self-employed business consultant, Tim recently completed and eight year tenure with the Spanbild group of companies (parent company to brands such as Versatile Homes and Buildings, Totalspan and Concision) and prior to this, was Commercial and Marketing Manager for the Crusaders and Canterbury Rugby, where he specialised in marketing, sponsorship and wider revenue generation.

 

Other Attendees:

Dr. Susan Foster-Cohen (Director)

Jan Murphy (Clinical Practice Manager)

Eve Nissen (Development Manager)

Abby Shaw (Development Director)

 

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