Our Committee of Management

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 of management members are:-


Chair - Adina Halpern

Waitemata DHB Appointee

I am a lawyer who has worked in the health and commercial sector for many years. 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.



Robert (John) Whitehead

Waitemata DHB Appointee

As an experienced property professional and property consultant I see my key role as addressing the issues confronting the committee over the current condition of the buildings on the Takapuna site, their immediate future and the longer term development options for the site to ensure the Wilson Home Trust can continue to provide appropriate facilities from which to deliver its services.

Over my career I have been a Director of publicly listed property companies, held a position as trustee of the Bledisloe Estate Trust for some 19 years and currently sit on the property board of the Selwyn Foundation. I look forward to assisting the Wilson Home Trust to meet its objective of providing respite and assistance to children and their families whose circumstances qualify.


John Wolk

CCS Disability Action Appointee

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

"Its 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.


Mark Campbell

Waitemata DHB Appointee

Mark has Communications, Human Resources and Commercial experience in large corporates. He has governance experience in corporate charities, superannuation schemes, and is a trustee and former Chair of the Rett NZ Charitable Trust. Mark also has a daughter with special needs.

"I am very pleased to join the Wilson Home Trust and contribute to its future direction and support the great work done by so many in caring for children and young people and their families"


Jacob (Jake) Vermunt

CCS Disability Action Appointee

Jake is an Investment Banking professional and qualified Chartered Accountant who has worked as an advisor for Ernst and Young and Bancorp Merchant Bankers. I am honoured to serve as a member of the Committee of management and look forward to contributing to the future of this unique and special organisation. I am excited to meet the many stakeholders and beneficiaries over the coming months to learn more about their experiences and to ensure the needs of our beneficiaries are being met.

Jake loves the beach and lives with his wife Sarah and young son, in Takapuna.