Volunteering Waikato Board of Trustees
The following people are the Board of Trustees of Volunteering Waikato.
|Chairperson || |
|Peter was born in Rawene but grew up in Hamilton. He was admitted as a Chartered Accountant in 1969 and from 1972 until 1997 was a partner in a Hamilton accounting practice. Since 1998 he has worked as a consultant to a Hamilton accounting practice as a forensic accountant and has held appointments as director and chairman of a number of companies. Peter is a foundation member, life member and past president of the New Zealand Neurological Foundation, a funder of medical research. He has worked as an arbitrator and mediator and presently is a lay member of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. He volunteers for St John as a shuttle driver. His interests include wine, boating and travel. |
|Deputy Chairperson || |
|Mark has been in the Waikato since June of 2010 having moved from Christchurch. Mark currently works for AON Insurance Brokers and looks after commercial insurance around the Region.
His background since finishing at University of Canterbury in 2002 working in the finance sector though various insurance roles looking after brokers and corporate clients. Mark has a strong interest in developing the community either via sporting organisations or non for profit groups and using his networking skills to be able to achieve this. Outside of work Mark is interested in sport, music, movies and family time with his young son.
|Treasurer || |
|David joined the board in September 2010 and is a director of DB Chartered Accountants Ltd, working with and assisting small to medium sized businesses in the Waikato. David has previous community involvement at Board level with LifeLine Waikato and LifeLine New Zealand and is a current board member of SPCA Waikato. He has assisted other non-profit organisations through presenting workshops on financial management and advice on managing their funds. While over-seeing the financial progress of an organisation David can assist all members of a Board or Committee to understand the organisations financial position. |
|Board Secretary || |
|Jason joined the Board in May 2011 and has a keen interest in volunteering, community participation and youth development. He is currently studying towards a conjoint degree in Law and Science at the University of Waikato. He currently serves as the Chairperson of the Hamilton Youth Council and is also involved in a range of organisations like Rotoract, the Ministry of Youth Development, AIESEC Waikato and New Zealand Red Cross. He is actively involved in national, regional and local Red Cross youth and governance activities. Jason has a passion for helping Hamilton City grow and become a city with an enriching community that encourages volunteering and civic participation. |
|Board Member || |
|Bruce worked in primary schools in New Zealand and the United Kingdom for 35 years. Twenty-five of these years were spent as a principal in a diverse range of communities where his role often included working with volunteers from the school’s community. Years of volunteer work as a hockey coach and administrator later led to his role as a Development Officer for New Zealand Hockey and Sport Waikato. His responsibilities then included training players along with the recruitment training and retention of volunteer administrators, coaches and officials. Bruce joined the board of Volunteering Waikato in April 2009. |
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|Ian worked as a botanist in England and East Africa before settling in New Zealand where he has worked for the Ministry of Agriculture, AgResearch and the Dept. of Conservation, but now occupies a desk at Landcare Research. He has been a volunteer interviewer at Volunteering Waikato for a long time and also does voluntary work with several other organisations. His interests are many and varied, including travel, politics, history, and helping people achieve their potential. He is married but his wife works too hard and their three children are mostly mature but are still seeking their proper places in the real world. |
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|Libby is an experienced transformation coach, trainer and consultant, and works with Everest Group Ltd as an Organisational Developer, with a particular focus on developing leaders and increasing accountability. Her qualifications include a Bachelor in Applied Management majoring in Business Transformation and Change. She holds a Certificate in Adult Teaching, and is a practitioner in several cognitive disciplines and stress management. Libby is an active Rotarian and keenly interested in community well-being. As District Trainer, she volunteers her skills and expertise to provide training for the districts Rotary clubs and Rotarian volunteers. |
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|Colleen is an experienced recruitment consultant and works for the Hamilton Multi Cultural Services trust as coordinator of the Migrant Employment Project. Colleen works with skilled migrants who come to New Zealand by preparing and supporting them to find employment within their education and work experience. Colleen has worked for Government, private and Not for Profit sector organisations. Colleen holds a Certificate in Adult Teaching and is studying part time for a Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Education. Colleen is a member of the Waikato Sunrise Rotary Club. In her spare time Colleen enjoys tennis, walking, travel and family time. |