David has extensive experience in management consulting, acquired both nationally and internationally within Deloitte and its various predecessor firms, and currently in his own right. His experience includes managing practices at a local, national and global level as well as managing large complex projects. He has worked in NZ, Australia, South East Asia, and the South Pacific, and with a global responsibility out of New York. His executive and non-executive directorships have spanned a number of sectors.
Keith retired in early 2006 from his role as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary with Tower Insurance though continues to work for the company on a part-time basis. Keith served on the finance committee of the Insurance Council of New Zealand and was involved in writing the IRD’s publication on GST.
Rawiri has contributed to the field of Maori child and adolescent mental health over 20 years. He began as a youth worker for South Auckland Health in the Centre for Youth Health attached to Middlemore Hospital. He currently provides cultural advice and guidance to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand and is Kaumatua to the Werry Centre (child and adolescent workforce development).
Heather is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with the Consult Liaison Team at Starship Children’s Hospital. She has been a senior university lecturer, and is an accomplished researcher as well as the recipient of a number of significant awards and scholarships.
As a legal professional, La-Verne is a founding Partner of law firm King Alofivae Malosi, Barristers & Solicitors, in Manukau and Grey Lynn, and subsequently a partner with KAM Legal. She has been in sole practice as a Visiting Justice for Ngawha Prison, a member of the Youth Justice Independent Advisory Group, a Counsel for Child and a Youth Advocate for many years.
Rod is the CEO of Presbyterian Support Northern. Originally from Australia he specialised in major trauma and palliative care. In New Zealand Rod has held a number of roles in DHB management and in central government with the Ministry of Health. Rod is also the Chair of the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services Board.
Myra has been in Education for thirty-three years as a teacher and Principal of both Special and Mainstream Schools. She is currently Principal of Westbridge Residential School and has worked in the Ministry of Education as Operations manager for Special Education in Auckland with a particular interest in students with significant behavioural and emotional difficulties.
Cath’s executive management and CEO experience spans a number of sectors in Australasia. As well as being a Principal of her own consultancy and a successful author she has held executive roles with The Ellerslie Flower Show, National Women’s Hospital, was Executive Director of Fletcher Challenge Steel Group, head of Angus & Robertson Bookworld, Australia’s largest chain of bookstores.
Pita is experienced in working with the young offenders and mentoring young Māori in general. He is an experienced teacher of Te Reo, trainer and facilitator.
Ngarau provides leadership to the whole of Youth Horizons and is also the caretaker of the Youth Horizons Māori Strategy, formally introduced in February 2009.
Puhanga provides education in traditional Māori arts and crafts, and cultural supervision
John is a qualified chartered accountant with over 37 years’ experience in both commercial and not for profit environments both in New Zealand and United Kingdom. He has been with Youth Horizons for over 7 years.
Lani is a qualified nurse and child and adolescent mental health social worker. In addition to her clinical background, she brings over 20 years’ of NFP/NGO experience in the youth, health, sport and community sector, managing programmes, strategic relationships, PR marketing/communications, government relations, fundraising and business development.
A Child Youth and Family Services employee for over 24 years, as a Social Worker, Staff Trainer, Practice Manager, and Service Delivery Unit Manager, Stewart has also been a senior advisor the Minister of Social Development on residential and fostercare services, a Lecturer in Social Work practice with MIT and Programme Leader for Dingwall Trust. He has been with Youth Horizons for 7 years.
Michael brings a variety of both adult and child and adolescent mental health experience including: Youth Line, SAFE with adolescent sex offenders, Early Intervention for Psychosis services with the Leslie Centre, a child and family service. Michael provides supervision, training and consultation across a number of specialist areas.
Kim brings over 13 years’ experience in a number of Human Resource, Training and Quality Management roles, primarily throughout the hospitality sector. She has been a Regional Manager of HR and Director of HR for a major hospitality company prior to her appointment to Youth Horizons.