Ensuring the legacy endures…

With the Waitemata District Health Board as trustee, the Trust’s Committee of Management is dedicated to the Trust having children, young people and families as its top priorities.

The committee’s aim is to give young people and their families support and resources to help deal with challenges they may face.The Committee of Management is only too aware of the magnificence of The Wilson Home Trust site, and of the interest of the wider community in ensuring that it is always utilised as it was originally intended – to help children with disabilities.

The role of the committee

The Wilson Home Trust Committee of management is appointed by the Trustee, the Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB) and the Auckland Branch of CCS Disability Action.

The Committee takes responsibility for the effective governance of the Trust and delegates a number of day to day management functions to the Trust staff, in particular the Trust Director.

Fraser, a representative of CCS Disability Action Auckland, was appointed to the Management Committee of the Wilson Home Trust in May 1999.

Fraser grew up in Dunedin and graduated with a B Comm from Otago University having studied economics and accountancy. He became a Chartered Accountant (now retired) and is a past member of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (MREINZ).

His working life was with the Fletcher Challenge Group where in more recent years he held positions of: Resident Director, Fletcher Challenge Latin America, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Executive Chairman of the Groups retail activities which included American Express NZ, Centurion Finance, Group Rentals, Hertz Rentals, Hertz Lease, Selectrix, Selectrix Finance, Wheel Lease, Wrightcars, and Wrightcars Finance.

He was also a director of Toyota NZ and Liquigas, Fraser, now living in Aucklan d, is an Investment Fiduciary™ providing financial services to charitable and family trusts, institutions and high net worth individuals. Fraser gives his “pro bono” time to helping “achieve a better future for people with disabilities”.

He has been on the National Board of CCS Disability Action, the Executive Committee of CCS Disability Action Auckland and a trustee of the Jubilee Trust.

Adina Halpern, Chair, Committee of Management, appointed December 2016 by Waitemata District Health Board
I am very excited to have been given the opportunity of chairing the Committee of Management of The Wilson Home Trust.  At this crucial time I hope to work with beneficiaries across the upper North Island and other stakeholders, to enable the Trust to attain its potential and the vision of the Wilson family.  I look forward to meeting beneficiaries and hearing from them first hand and via the survey about their care and support needs, so that we can maximize the value of the Wilson’s generosity. I am a lawyer who has worked in the health and commercial sector for many years.

John Wolk joined the Committee of Management in November 2016 as the Trustee representative on behalf of CCS DisabilityAction.

John is Auckland born and raised and says he has very fond memories of childhood stays at Wilson Home.

‘It’s an honour to be on the Committee of Management of this great organisation. I hope that during my time here i can help strengthen the positive contribution that is made to the lives of children and young people with physical disabilities and their families’.

John is the owner and editor of Without Limits Magazine, which focuses on disability issues.

He has served on many boards and committees within the disability sector.