Meet our Trustees

Larry Robbins, OBE, JP, FNI, Cmdr RNZN (Rd)


Master Mariner Consultant to Museums and Non-Profit Organisations

Portfolio: Leadership Development

Retired Naval Officer and former CEO of New Zealand National Maritime Museum; Chairman of Mercy Ships New Zealand, Seafarer Welfare Board and Framework Trust; member of 2 Rotary clubs. 

Jeremy Tunks,  BCom, DipPE, Cert AEdu


Managing Director
Leader International Ltd (NZQA accredited PTE) 

Portfolio:Training and Development, Maori Relations

Former Executive Officer, Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust; Academic Manager, Institute of Applied Learning; We Came to Play School promoter, Sport event organiser for children and young adults.

Vernon Levy, FCIS,FCCM, M Inst D & FNZSAE.
Immediate Past Chairman
Chartered Secretary and Accountant

In private practice

Portfolio: Voluntary Governance

Former Executive Director of NZ Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators; successful commercial career as company secretary; past president of NZ Society of Association Executives. 

Rosemarie Dawson, DipCM, DipBus, FCILT
Executive Director

Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of NZ Inc

Portfolio: Inter-Industry and Government Relations

Director. Business Professional Services Limited; Trustee, Employer of Choice Foundation; Executive member, Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand; Chair of Chelsea Park Body Corporate Committee. 

Therese Hamlin, BA-BSc (Hons) (Social Work)

Employment Consultant
Walsh Trust

Portfolio: Business Relations

Volunteer Sports Coach of the Year 2005; Fundraiser, Long Bay Great Park Society; ASENZ National Award, Supported Employment Practitioner 2007; Recipient, Mental Health Professional Award

Ruth Le Pla, BA (London), DipBus (Auckland)
Editor, NZ Local Government

Contrafed Publishing

Portfolio: Media Relations and Communications

Former Editor, Profile Publishing Limited of NZ Management, The Director, Marketing Magazine and International Business; Volunteer worker on behalf of New Zealand Refugee and Migrant Service.

Alan Lockyer, MMgmt
Lecturer in Management and Third Sector Researcher
UNITEC Institute of Technology

Portfolio: Research

Author of Association Survey 2001; Study of Key Accountability Issues affective New Zealand non-profit organisations 2012; New Zealand non-profit organisation management practices survey 2014. 

Chris Richardson, BSc
Digital Marketing Content Manager


Portfolio: Digital Marketing and Content Management

Previously with Commonwealth Bank Securities: Sales and Digital Marketing President, Mendis International, Sydney and New York; Licensed ASX Equities and Options Trader and ASX Investment Adviser.

Vivienne Scott, BA (Hons), Dip Policing, MA(Merit), Grad Dip Pub, Post Grad Cert Mgmt (Gov)

Portfolio: Governance

Chair, Special Olympics Manukau; Director, Affinity Services Limited 

Engin Yenidogan, BA, MA
Campus Manager, Dyna Speakv

Te Wananga O Aotearoa

Portfolio: Education and Migrant Relations

Previously Lecturer, Beykent University, Istanbul; Campus Manager, English Language Academy, Te Wananga o Aotearoa; Volunteer for Settlement Support, North Shore; 8th Grade soccer coach, Birkenhead UFC. 

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