Our Board

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Nicola Harrison

Board Member - Sept 2019

Nicky is a recently appointed director at PWC Legal with a focus on land development and property law. Nicky looks after government entities, social housing providers, commercial property investors and developers, commercial landlords, franchisors, and various high profile small medium enterprises.  Whilst helping clients navigate legal issues and contractual negotiations, she is especially enthusiastic about the need to ensure developments, especially residential ones, create a sense of place and community that people can thrive in. Outside of work, Nicky enjoys endurance events involving mud, CrossFit, boxing and surfing.

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Ken Brophy

Chairperson

Ken is a specialist in organisational design and change and was until recently Managing Partner for a NZ-based consultancy. He currently acts as the Asia Pacific lead for organisational design consultancy AlignOrg Solutions and is a frequent speaker at development programmes.
Ken is motivated by variety and challenge, both at work and after hours - where he scales some of New Zealand’s highest peaks for charity.

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Brett Johnstone

Secretary

Brett is a Prison Chaplain with the Prison Chaplaincy Service at Mt Eden Correction Facility. He works alongside other chaplains to provide a range of services to the prisoners meeting their religious and spiritual needs.  He has served as a senior Presbyterian minister within the Presbyterian Church. He has extensive governance experience.  He volunteered at Monte Cecilia for 2 months in 2013, assisting the Trust with its application for Social Housing Unit registration. 

His interest is in good governance and in helping Monte Cecilia see its focus of Helping Homeless Families within the larger mission of the Christian Church towards the disadvantaged in society. 

 

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Craig Brown

Treasurer

Craig is a qualified Chartered Accountant and runs his own business, Surestart Consulting, which offers strategic advice on business growth and fundraising and for high growth companies.
Craig is a Rotarian and is involved in the Presbyterian church where he has served as a youth leader and Sunday School teacher for many years. Craig is married to Gillian and has three teenage girls. 


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Bourke O’Connor

Board member-Bourke

A trustee since 2012, Bourke is also Director of Rothbury Life Ltd and has extensive experience in the insurance and real estate industries. Bourke is actively involved in many professional and community organisations including  Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Education, Trustee of the Spoonless Trust and he was previously Founding Chairman of Board of Trustees St Joseph's School, Takapuna. He enjoys sailing and golf in his spare time.

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Kathleen Lynch

Board member-Kathleen

Kathleen is a registered general and obstetric nurse and has worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Mercy Hospice in Auckland since 2010. Previous board experience includes the Waitarua Mercy Parklands Rest Home and Sisters of Mercy Wiri. Kathleen has Master's degrees in Sociology from Massey University and Health Science from Auckland where she wrote her thesis on the impact of state house rentals on health.