Our Board

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Kate Jorgensen

Grant Hope, Chair - BCom. MIOS, INFINZ (Cert)

Grant has been Chair since 2020 and a Trustee since 2016. Born and educated in Ōtepoti/Dunedin Grant has had an extensive finance and investment career working across a range of industries. For the last twenty years he has chosen to work exclusively with charities and community foundations assisting them to maximise their potential and achieve their purpose. Up until mid 2022 he was CEO of Trust Management overseeing the management of $2.5 billion of charitable investment assets and work as a consultant assisting charities manage their affairs, including strategic planning, investment management and distribution processes. Grant has held a number of governance roles with finance, not-for-profit and iwi entities.

Lindsay Corban - MA Hons, FIOD

Lindsay has served on the Boards of a range of companies and community organisations.  She is a former Director of KPMG, and a current Director of Ngatarawa Wines Limited. She has had a long-term involvement in the education and not-for-profit sectors serving in governance roles as the Deputy Chair of the Auckland College of Education Council, the Pro Chancellor of University of Auckland Council and the Deputy Chair of Learning Media. Lindsay was the Deputy Chair of the Foundation for Youth Development and is a current member of the MOTAT Board. Lindsay also has her own consultancy that specialises in change management, working with governance bodies, assisting with the work of board appointments and CEO mentoring.

Ainsleigh Cribb-Su’a - DClinPsy, BSc, Hons

A Clinical Psychologist graduate of The University of Auckland, Ainsleigh, of Ngaati Maniapoto and Ngaati Tamateraa decent, is passionate about making a difference to Maori, South Auckland and New Zealand. She has a wealth of experience in managerial and governance positions specifically in the area of child and youth mental health. She has been a recipient of a Vodafone New Zealand Foundation research award and recently graduated as an alumni of the Leadership New Zealand programme. The boundaries around ethics in her professional life are strict and she brings this sense of propriety into her work. Ainsleigh is an Academic Fellow of both Canterbury University and AUT University.

Kate Jorgensen - MTF, BBus, CA, CMInstD

Kate has significant strategic, financial, audit, governance and commercial experience and has held a number of senior leadership positions within the telecommunications, infrastructure and construction industries in New Zealand. Kate is currently a non-executive director on Chorus and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. Prior to this, she was CFO of Vodafone New Zealand. Prior to that, Kate was CFO of KiwiRail, CFO of Fletcher Building's infrastructure division and a senior audit manager for KPMG. Kate also mentors school principals through the Springboard Trust and was a member of the Sustainable Business Council Advisory Board from 2016-2020. Kate is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Julian Light

Jo-anne Wilkinson, Lady Dingle, Deputy Chair - MNZM, LLB

Jo-anne is the Co-founder and prior Executive Director of the Graeme Dingle Foundation’s previous entity, the Foundation for Youth Development (formerly Project K Trust). Jo-anne has skills in licensing, mergers, research and evaluation, community development, programme development, quality assurance, organisational change, governance and the interface between Government, Business and the Social Sector. She has held governance roles in public, social and cultural sectors such as, Deputy and intermin Chair of Superu, Auckland Museum Board Trustee, Chair Resident’s Grievance Panel, Korowai Manaaki. Jo-anne was named a winner of the Social Enterprise Category of the 2014 Westpac Women of Influence Awards.

Ariana Paul - MBA, PGDip Mgt

Ariana has tribal affiliations to Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Tūwharetoa Iwi. Ariana and husband Tama Potaka are dedicated to raising their 3 tamariki to be the best humans they can be. Ariana is passionate about education, and has worked across tertiary, secondary and primary sectors over the past 25 years. Having co-founded a charitable trust and a few small businesses that were focused on transforming whānau health and wellbeing and engaging rangatahi in STEM, Ariana now leads a kaupapa that is focused on building sustainable wealth for Māori and Pasifika businesses throughout Aotearoa.

Paul Tupou-Vea - MAPP, PGCert SocSci, GDip Teaching, BABBus, Dip Wellbeing & Positive Psychology, NZOIA Bush 1

Paul is passionate about improving wellbeing for all kiwis. Married to an educational leader, Asha, and parent to three boys, Paul has spent 20 years working with youth and in the education sector. Of Tongan descent, Paul works as a wellbeing consultant and enjoys tackling complex and systemic issues that thwart or support flourishing for humans young and old. He has worked in the not-for-profit sector, chairing organisations, facilitating programs and designing education solutions. Paul also spent 8 years teaching, coaching and instructing in a boarding environment and currently serves as the President of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology.

Julian Light - MBA

Julian has spent more than 15 years advising iconic New Zealand companies on reputation and business strategy, most recently Fonterra and Air New Zealand. He has worked in, across and alongside government for over a decade, including holding senior roles for Cabinet Ministers. He has held several governance roles in public and community organisations across New Zealand. He studied political studies at University of Auckland, before getting First Class Honours at Victoria University of Wellington, and has an MBA from AUT.

Past Chair:

Brian Corban – CNZM, QSO, MA (Hons), LLB Dist. FIOD FNZIM, 2016 – 2020

Past Board Members:

Kevin Malloy – Dip Advertising & Marketing, 2016 – 2021

Peter Kerridge – MA Hons, 2016 – 2021