Who we are

As the Auckland Kids Achievement Trust 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

Angela Dalton
Regional Manager Strategic Operations

Email: angela.dalton@dinglefoundation.org.nz


Andrea Webley
Sponsor Relationships Manager

Email: andrea.webley@dinglefoundation.org.nz


Nikhat Moulvi
Grants Coordinator

Email: nikhat.moulvi@dinglefoundation.org.nz


Sara Fearon
Office Coordinator

Email: admin.auckland@dinglefoundation.org.nz  Phone: 09 950 4214

Our Primary Schools Team

Sian Neary
Regional Manager Primary Schools

Sian has been managing our Kiwi Can programme since 2013 and has a fantastic team of dynamic and motivated Kiwi Can leaders. She has a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation, majoring in Management from Auckland University of Technology. Sian has over 12 years’ management experience in youth development and the not-for-profit sector and has led successful teams both regionally and nationally.

Sian enjoys the challenge and ultimate success of the Kiwi Can programme which meets the needs of the schools involved and their local communities. She also encourages and motivates her team to realise their own potential with great results.

Email: sian.neary@dinglefoundation.org.nz Phone: 021 625 203


Kiwi Can Coordinators

Debbie McLarin

Email: debbie.mclarin@dinglefoundation.org.nz


John Fale is a very well-known friendly community face as he works with many community groups. He has a passion and extensive background in working with our young people in areas of education, community youth, and leadership programmes. For the last four years John has taken groups of young leaders to Indonesia for volunteer work in the community and orphanages.

John is also a passionate sports person; loves rugby league and NZ Tag. He was assistant coach for the Samoan Women’s Tag team at the World Tag Cup 2012, and coached the Samoan under 21's Tag team at the Oceania Cup 2014.

Email: john.fale@dinglefoundation.org.nz


Lauren McLay

Email: lauren.mclay@dinglefoundation.org.nz


Assistant Coordinators

Ben Latu

Email: ben.latu@dinglefoundation.org.nz


Here Piho

Email:



Kiwi Can Leaders

Our Secondary Schools Team

Jane Edwards
Regional Manager Secondary Schools

Jane has been managing our secondary school programmes, Stars, Project K, and Career Navigator, over ten years and leads a formidable team representing many years of experience in delivering our programmes.

With a background in youth development, organisational and business management, she is an accredited Mentor Trainer, a registered assessor for the Youth Work qualification, and delivers business management and performance training. She has also created the national training programmes for NZ Youth Mentoring Network.

Jane is passionate about her work and feels privileged to be working alongside such a great team.

Email: jane.edwards@dinglefoundation.org.nz Phone: 021 420 959


Lead Coordinator


Tony Yuretich completed his BA in Psychology in 2009 and joined us in the same year. With a passion for the development of Rangitahi has seen Tony devote 20 years of coaching to representative honours in rugby and basketball and a further 9 years working in the youth sector.

He understands the power and the impact the great New Zealand outdoors can have on the life of a young person and feels right at home bringing this to as many young Aucklanders through Project K, a programme close to his heart.

“There is no better place in the world to be a young person, and too many have little opportunity to appreciate this. Graeme Dingle Foundation helps us to remedy this with great outcomes!”

Email: tony.yuretich@dinglefoundation.org.nz


Elena Searle
Mentor Recruitment

Email: elena.searle@dinglefoundation.org.nz


Programme Coordinators

Our Board of Trusties

Ben Holloway - Chair
Sandy Donaldson - Deputy Chair
​Carlos Nicholls

Kit Parkinson

Nicolas Biss
​Therese Lanigan-Behrent