Tony has over twenty years’ experience working within Local and Central Government holding management, strategic and funding portfolios. He is passionate about advancing the interests of Māori within Tāmaki Makaurau, serving on Auckland Council’s Independent Māori Statutory Board and contributing to the local community as CEO of Papakura Marae. He is driven by values of Manaakitanga (high standards), Whanaungatanga (high morale) and Rangatiratanga (credible leadership).
Patrick is a Chartered Accountant who has held senior financial management roles in major global and New Zealand companies. He is currently Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of NIWA, a government-owned Crown Research Institute. Previous governance roles have included serving as director and board chair of Variety, the Children’s Charity, and he is a chartered member of the Institute of Directors.
Chris has worked extensively in the mental health and disability sectors in both the DHB and NGO environments. His last formal role was Chief Executive for Spectrum Care Trust Board and he now works as a consultant from his home in Raglan.
Folasāitu Dr Julia Ioane is Samoan and a clinical psychologist specialising in Family and Youth Court matters, with a particular focus on childhood trauma, youth forensics, and violence. She has an extensive career having worked at the Ministry of Education, Safe Network, and other youth-related NGOs, as well as managing her own private practice. Julia is a senior lecturer at AUT in psychology and her main research interests are with children and youth at risk, and Pasifika epistemology and practice.
Dr Alison Taylor has had a leadership career in the social sector for over 25 years in operational and governance leadership roles. Most recently, Alison was the founder and CEO of the Centre for Social Impact NZ.
Having held several senior executive roles including CEO of the Mental Health Foundation, GM of the Ministry of Youth Development and Founder and CEO of the Centre for Social Impact NZ, Alison also spent time as a consultant in the philanthropic and community sectors. During this time, she built her governance portfolio with Trustee and Director roles on Philanthropy New Zealand, Vodafone Foundation NZ and her children’s primary school board. Alison is currently the CEO of the Arts Regional Trust.
She is delighted to return to the mental health and youth sector by joining the Youth Horizons board.