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 […]

Brendon Hosken

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.

Catherine Lamb

Catherine has been an active member of the North Harbour Community since moving to the North Shore in 1995. She is currently a Relationship Manager for the North Harbour Club and Charitable Trust, having previously held the position of General Manager. Catherine is the Chair of the AIMES Junior Excellence Awards Judging Panel. Along with […]

Katie Noble

Katie recently re-joined the Yes Trust Board in September 2019.  As well as being active in the assistive technology and disability sector in New Zealand, she is also mentors several female entrepreneurs who have start-ups across different industries including fashion and marketing. She is currently a Trustee with Make A Wish New Zealand and serves […]

Lucy Anastasiadou-Hobbs

Lucy comes from Greece and completed her a Master’s Degree in Diplomacy in the UK. She worked at the 2004 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2001 looking after the National Paralympic Committees. She moved to New Zealand in 2004 and since then has been involved in fundraising roles. Now she runs her […]

Joanne Mahon

Joanne has an extensive career in corporate communications and brand across a range of industries in New Zealand and the UK. Joanne is currently Chief Communications & Brand Officer for the Southern Cross group of health and wellbeing businesses, with responsibility for media relations, government and stakeholder relations, as well as brand and internal communications. […]

Abdulla Shiblaq

Abdulla is our Youth Facilitator at YES Disability and has a background in counselling (PGDip). He has a passion in incorporating the knowledge and experiences he has gained being born with Noonan Syndrome, to help others who have been through similar experiences. Empowering others to take control of their own lives and further develop their skills […]

Elissa Downey

Elissa brings extensive communications experience across corporate, government and not-for-profit environments. She is currently an External Communications Manager at IAG, New Zealand’s largest general insurer. She has held senior communications roles at Vector, Vodafone New Zealand and the Halberg Foundation. Her experience ranges from corporate, internal and strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, issues and crisis management, […]

Cam Calkoen, Ambassador

Cam Calkoen is our Ambassador for YES, and has lived disability experience through cerebral palsy.  He is an inspirational public speaker and has been a key driving force in the creation of YES and our services.  Cam is also an athlete and narrowly missed representing New Zealand at the 2008 Paralympics.