Who we are

As the Graeme Dingle Foundation Auckland we currently support over 10,000 young people through our Youth Development programmes.

Our vision and purpose is to make a better Auckland through our young people, to collaborate with our communities and help to build brighter futures for young Aucklanders. 

Our Management Support Team

Sian Neary
General Manager 
Email: sian.neary@dinglefoundation.org.nz Phone: 021 625 203

Lee Carr
Operations Manager
Email: lee.carr@dinglefoundation.org.nz Phone: 022 5359506

Justin Kitshoff
Auckland Fundraising Manager
Email: justin.kitshoff@dinglefoundation.org.nz Phone: 027 711 5878

Sara Fearon
Office Coordinator
Email: admin.auckland@dinglefoundation.org.nz  Phone: 09 277 6158

Our Primary Schools Team

Kiwi Can Coordinators

Debbie McLarin

Email: debbie.mclarin@dinglefoundation.org.nz

Schools: Kelston Primary, Kelston Intermediate, Glendene Primary, Colwill School, Pomaria, Glenbrae School, Panmure Bridge, Ruapotaka, Koru, Sutton Park

John Fale

Email: john.fale@dinglefoundation.org.nz

Schools: Papatoetoe West, Manurewa West, Finlayson Park, Manurewa East, Clendon Park, Waimahia Intermediate, Redhill School, Edmund Hillary, Kereru Park,  Kauri Flats, St Mary's Papakura, Pukekohe North, Mercer School

Kiwi Can Assistant Coordinator

Ben Latu

Email: ben.latu@dinglefoundation.org.nz

Kiwi Can Leaders

Our Kiwi Can Leaders are the gold that makes the programme shine so brightly in our schools. The Leaders themselves come from similar backgrounds to that of the children they teach, and most come from the communities they work in; they are an integral part of the everyday life of our children.

Our Secondary Schools Team

Secondary School Lead Coordinators

Tony Yuretich
Email: tony.yuretich@dinglefoundation.org.nz

Schools: Northcote College, Glenfield College, Waitakere College, Rutherford High, Kelston Girls, Kelston Boys

Chris Heyes
Email: Chris.Heyes@dinglefoundation.org.nz

Schools: One Tree Hill College, Tamaki College, Tangaroa College, James Cook High, Papakura High, ASDAH

Mentor Recruitment enquiries

Amanda Miles

Secondary School Programme Coordinators

Our Programme Coordinators are simply amazing, ensuring that all our secondary school programmes excel, by going above and beyond for the young adults in our Stars, Project K, and Career Navigator; offering support and instilling in the student’s self-efficacy and resilience.

Our Trustees

Graeme Riley - Chairman

Jo-anne Wilkinson

Kate Ashcroft

Jeanette Paine

Jaine Loveridge

Andrew McBride

Peter Lamb