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OUR FOUNDATION TRUST

Chaired by Sue Stanaway, our Foundation trust governs the running of Yes Disability Resource Centre’s property and building – known as The House. 

The trust’s members include:

 

 

 

Sue Stanaway MNZM

Sue has recently rejoined the Yes Foundation Trust Board as Chair and is passionate about adding value in the not-for-profit sector and in helping develop positive opportunities for youth. Sue has had strong involvement with fundraising for many charities including Make-A-Wish NZ and North Shore Hospice  

With highly developed people management skills focusing on leading through values, culture building and governance Sue has spent the past 35 years in the real estate profession with 24 years at Bayleys in senior management, franchise ownership on the Shore and most recently as General Manager of the Bayleys Foundation. She is an AREINZ and has also completed the Institute of Directors certificate in Company Direction

Sue has had twelve years  involvement with the North Harbour Club, both as a trustee and a judge for the AIMES Awards and is currently Chair of the AIMES judging panel. 

 

 

Gary Monk

Gary joined YES Foundation and Services Trust Boards in 2013. Gary himself was a trustee and is now a life member of the North Harbour Club & Charitable Trust. Professionally, Gary is the Managing Director of Intersea Ltd, a seafood exporting business he founded in 1983; is non-executive Chairman of New Zealand Light Leathers Ltd of Timaru; Regional Chairman of BNZ Partners, Auckland North; Independent Chairman of Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Ltd; Independent Chairman of Ballance Clearview Primary Growth Partnership; former director of Radio New Zealand and a member of the Institute of Directors

 

 

Paul Blair

Paul is currently the CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand, the peak body representing NZ’s private & public sector industry organisations. Paul has 25 years of institutional banking experience across New Zealand, Australia and the UK, with his last role being General Manager of Institutional Banking at Bank of New Zealand.

Paul was appointed to the Board in September 2018 and was appointed Chair in October 2019. Paul is passionate about the impact that social enterprises such as YES can have advocating, leading and helping to build better lives for those individuals and whanau living with disability. Paul’s governance experience includes Chair of Autism Awareness Australia, a leading autism advocacy body, a former member of Committee for Auckland and Director of Infrastructure NZ. Paul is a long time North Shore resident and father to three boys, one of whom has autism. 

 

 

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 passionate about promoting the careers of governance professionals, encouraging diversity at executive and board level, and providing support services to a community of like-minded professionals.  Linda is a regular conference and seminar presenter, both locally and internationally, and her views on governance and board diversity have a media presence.

 

 

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 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.

 

 

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.

 

   

Hugh Stedman

Hugh has been a long term Member of the Rotary Club of Takapuna North and Past President. He is a Founding Member of the North Harbour Club and a former Trustee.

He was Chairman of the steering committee who progressed YES Disability from an idea to a reality and was heavily involved with fund raising for this project. Hugh is now passionate about, and committed to, helping Shore Junction become a successful community enterprise.

 Hugh’s work experience includes 31 years in his own Insurance business and in 1988 started a Self-Storage Facility (Storage King Grey Lynn) and Serviced Office Business (300 Richmond Ltd) which are market leaders in their respective fields.

 

 

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 this NFP experience, Catherine has considerable experience in the education sector having worked in HR, Finance and Business Management & Relationship roles within the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors as well as assisting with a number of Committees at Massey University. Catherine has also been involved in mentoring students in the Young Enterprise Scheme and is passionate about helping develop our future leaders. 

 

 

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 on the Lotteries Grants Committee for the Americas Cup. 

 

 

OUR SERVICES TRUST

Chaired by Paul Blair, our Service Trust works to provide assistance to persons with disabilities in all aspects of their lives.

 

Services Trust board are:

 

 

Paul Blair

Paul is currently the CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand, the peak body representing NZ’s private & public sector industry organisations. Paul has 25 years of institutional banking experience across New Zealand, Australia and the UK, with his last role being General Manager of Institutional Banking at Bank of New Zealand.

Paul was appointed to the Board in September 2018 and was appointed Chair in October 2019. Paul is passionate about the impact that social enterprises such as YES can have advocating, leading and helping to build better lives for those individuals and whanau living with disability. Paul’s governance experience includes Chair of Autism Awareness Australia, a leading autism advocacy body, a former member of Committee for Auckland and Director of Infrastructure NZ. Paul is a long time North Shore resident and father to three boys, one of whom has autism. 

 

 

 

Sue Stanaway MNZM

Sue has recently rejoined the Yes Foundation Trust Board as Chair and is passionate about adding value in the not-for-profit sector and in helping develop positive opportunities for youth. Sue has had strong involvement with fundraising for many charities including Make-A-Wish NZ and North Shore Hospice  

With highly developed people management skills focusing on leading through values, culture building and governance Sue has spent the past 35 years in the real estate profession with 24 years at Bayleys in senior management, franchise ownership on the Shore and most recently as General Manager of the Bayleys Foundation. She is an AREINZ and has also completed the Institute of Directors certificate in Company Direction

Sue has had twelve years  involvement with the North Harbour Club, both as a trustee and a judge for the AIMES Awards and is currently Chair of the AIMES judging panel. 

 

 

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 passionate about promoting the careers of governance professionals, encouraging diversity at executive and board level, and providing support services to a community of like-minded professionals.  Linda is a regular conference and seminar presenter, both locally and internationally, and her views on governance and board diversity have a media presence.

 

 

Robin Paul

Robin trained as a counsellor for Relationship Services in 1990.  She was a Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors until her retirement in 2009.

Robin has lived experience of Disability after a spinal cord injury in 2000.

She was a Foudnation Board Member from 2003 and a Services Trust member since 2007.

 

 

Jason Alexander (Ngāpuhi)

Jason has a strong background in technology working for various organisations in New Zealand and overseas. Jason currently works as the General Manager of Innovation and Strategy for a non-profit public health organisation based in West Auckland as well as running his own Web Design and Development company.

Jason was raised on the North Shore where he currently resides with his wife and two daughters. Jason is passionate about the role technology can play in reducing inequalities.

 

 

 

Gareth Berry

Gareth Berry is currently the CEO of Unleashed Software based in Takapuna, a technology company with a growing team delivering inventory management to a global customer base. Gareth has had experience working with many boards, aligining strategy, vision and governance to create positive outcomes for a range of stakeholders. Gareth is an experienced executive leader, with strong sales and marketing, cybersecurity, scaling an organisation, leadership, IT and Fundraising focus.  

     

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

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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 this NFP experience, Catherine has considerable experience in the education sector having worked in HR, Finance and Business Management & Relationship roles within the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors as well as assisting with a number of Committees at Massey University. Catherine has also been involved in mentoring students in the Young Enterprise Scheme and is passionate about helping develop our

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