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: 022 535 9506

Scott MacKay
Auckland Fundraising Manager
Email: scott.mackay@dinglefoundation.org.nz Phone: 021 636 167

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

Briar Thorman
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Email: briar.thorman@dinglefoundation.org.nz Phone: 027 893 9592

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, Glen Innes,  Koru, Sutton Park

John Fale

Email: john.fale@dinglefoundation.org.nz

Schools: Papatoetoe West, Manurewa West, Finlayson Park,  Clendon Park, Waimahia Intermediate,  Edmund Hillary, St Mary’s Papakura, Kereru Park Campus, Pukekohe North, Mercer School

Kiwi Can Assistant Coordinator

Brittney Falanitama

Email: Brittney.Falanitama@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 Programme Manager

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

Mentor Recruitment enquiries

Email: admin.auckland@dinglefoundation.org.nz

Secondary School Programme Coordinators

Our Programme Coordinators are simply amazing, ensuring that all our secondary school and community 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.

Schools: Northcote College, Birkenhead College, Glenfield College, Waitakere College, Rutherford High, Kelston Girls, Kelston Boys, One Tree Hill College, Tamaki College, Tangaroa College, James Cook High, Papakura High, ASDAH, Taukau College, Pukekohe High School, Wesley College, Waiuku College, Marist Alternative Education.

Our Trustees

Graeme Riley – Chairman

Jeanette Paine

Jaine Loveridge

Andrew McBride

Peter Lamb

Mike Hendriksen