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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.

 

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

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.

 

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

 

Bridget Unsworth

 

Gordon MacFarlane

 

Melissa Green

 

 

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