1 March 2017
The Waitemata DHB Board (as Trustee of the Wilson Home Trust) is pleased to announce the appointments of Adina Halpern as chair and John Whitehead and Mark Campbell as new Committee of Management members.
The Wilson Home Trust is fortunate to have individuals of such high calibre taking on these roles and is very grateful to those people in the community wishing to contribute.
Adina’s strong sense of empathy and compassion is perfectly aligned with the values required to lead the day-to-day running of a charitable trust whose core function is to support children with disabilities and their families.
She is committed to moving ahead with the survey of beneficiary families that seeks to ensure the future support the Trust provides is responsive to their contemporary needs.
Adina is a lawyer with health and commercial expertise in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She has governance experience on health-related and community organisations, including being a former trustee of the Mental Health Foundation of NZ.
John has extensive property, commercial and governance experience across a number of sectors. Of particular relevance is his experience at leading the Bledisloe Estate Trust (property owning arm of the NZ Foundation for the Blind). John is currently a member of the Property Board of the Selwyn Foundation.
Mark has communications, corporate relations, human resources and commercial experience in large corporates. He has governance experience on corporate superannuation schemes and is a trustee and former chair of the Rett Syndrome NZ Charitable Trust. Mark also has a daughter with special needs.
These new appointees join the two CCS Disability Action members, Fraser Boddy and John Wolk to make up the Committee of Management. The Waitemata DHB Board wishes to thank the outgoing Chair of the Committee of Management, Brian Neeson, and committee members Lynne Coleman, Russell Vickery and Allison Roe for their many years of service and commitment to the Wilson Home Trust.
The Waitemata DHB Board looks forward to working with the Committee of Management, beneficiaries, stakeholders and supporters of the Wilson Home Trust to continue to honour its vision.
For further information, please contact the Waitemata DHB Media Line – (09) 487 1276.