BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Graeme H Daniel, MNZM (Chair)
Graeme has recently retired having held a number of principal positions in special education over a thirty year period and was a member of regional and national advisories. He also worked for the ERO for several years. Graeme is currently an education consultant/advocate and advises in the area of learning support and leadership.
David Lang (Deputy Chair)
David is a partner in the law firm, Saunders & Co, and is currently the Chairman of the Nurse Maude Association. David became involved with the Champion Centre when his wife, Lois, was working at the Centre as a speech and language therapist.
Carol is a finance professional with governance experience in both the not-for-profit and commercial sector. She is currently Chief Financial Officer, Oceania for PGG Wrightson Seeds. Carol has been associated with the Christchurch Early Intervention Trust since 2006 as both a parent and a Trust Board member.
Andrew is the National Programme Manager for the NZ Spinal Trust, where he is responsible for managing the Trust’s Peer Support Network and the Vocational Rehabilitation Programme. Prior to this Andrew served six years on the Board of the NZ Spinal Trust, three of them as Chairman as well as five as CEO. He is currently on the boards of the NZ Rugby Foundation, Burwood Academy of Independent Living and Sporting Futures Charitable Trust. Andrew is a founding trustee of both the Ben Lei’a Trust and the Pacific Disability Support Trust.
Vince Barry is CEO at Pegasus Health in Christchurch. He commenced his health career 35 years ago as a nurse assistant in psychiatry. Vince then went on to a career in nursing and into management in the mid 1990's, following the establishment of Forensic Psychiatric Services. Vince’s management career in hospitals involved general management of mental health, aged care and rehabilitation services, as well as coordinating the elective surgical services programme for Canterbury. Vince embarked on his role as CEO with Pegasus Health in 2008.
Wendy Entwistle (Executive Director)
Jan Murphy (Clinical Practice Manager)
Karon Storr (Grants and Funding Coordinator)