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Dave Robb, Chairman -- Dave was a school teacher rising to the role of Principal of a school before joining Heinz Wattie Australasia. He later headed up the Human Resources division for this large company managing the Department and dealing with a vast range of circumstances around staffing and personnel challenges. Dave was on the Heinz board. In more recent years Dave returned to Hawke’s Bay and established his own Human Resources Company offering services to businesses throughout the Hawke’s Bay and further afield.



Murray Jamieson, Deputy chairman -- Murray has been a teacher all his working life. His work in charge of country schools and deputy principal of Heretaunga Intermediate has meant a good understanding of trustees and their roles. Murray currently works with a group of children at Karamu High School who have had their learning interrupted. Murray has a particular interest in mental health with one of his family experiencing schizophrenia.


Ewan Gardiner, financial Advisor to the Board -- Ewan is a senior partner and director in the Napier Chartered Accountancy firm of Gardiner Knobloch Ltd. He has held a public practice certificate and been a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants for over thirty years. The firm acts for a wide range of clients, including small and medium sized enterprises across a wide range of industry types. Ewan’s interest is in assisting clients to produce regular financial reports that ensure all those responsible are aware of the performance and position of the enterprise they represent and are well placed to make effective decisions.


Will Jenkins -- Will is currently the facilitator for the Napier Pilot City Trust. He is the former manager of Creative Napier and has previously worked in Government (Social Welfare & Internal Affairs), in film, university tutoring / teaching and mental health (worked in supported accommodation for MASH Trust for close to 7 years).  Will has Postgrad qualifications in psychology and business administration. Will is a Board member of WIT, Hawke’s Bay Law Centres, Men’s Restoration House and The Caring and Sharing Trust.  He is a former Chairman / Deputy Chairman of the Light House, a member of the Napier Rotary Club and active in his local church.


John Hennessey – John joined the Board of WIT in 2014. John is a businessman who operates his own telecommunications company across Hawkes Bay. He has extensive networks in the community and has been a Trustee of the Napier Rotary Pathways Trust for many years assisting in the planning and development of the extensive pathways network around the Napier area.


John Lightfoot – John also joined the Board of WIT in 2014. John is a retired former shipping company employee who has also worked in the security industry. He has long been a member of various Rotary clubs and has worked on community projects both in Hawkes Bay and in the Auckland area. He has a particular interest in the financial operations of organisations he works with at Board level.


Amanda Rich – Amanda joined the Board of WIT in 2015 and comes to the role as the family member of a client of WIT. Amanda is a Pharmacy Technician and currently works for the Hawkes Bay DHB. She has an ongoing interest in mental health support services and has served on a number of community and sporting organisations’ committees.


Senior Management:

Caroline Lampp, General Manager –

Caroline has a long history in community social services having worked in the field for more than 20 years. Trained originally as a teacher who then taught for 20 years, Caroline then moved from extensive voluntary work in community organisations to employment in this field. Having a degree in Education, Caroline then completed Post Graduate qualifications in Business Administration specialising in management. She has managed several community organisations in Hawkes Bay in the fourteen years that she has lived here. Caroline holds a number of directorships and is still voluntarily involved in community organisations as well.


Kaumatua

Tom Mulligan, MNZM,  – Tom was born in Te Araroa and his iwi is Ngati Porou. He is married to Pikihoro and has four adult children. Tom worked in the meat industry for 41 years, rising to the position of assistant plant manager. Tom has vast governance experience as chairman of the Hawke’s Bay Rugby Football Union from 1991 to 1997; a director of the New Zealand Rugby Union for 17 years; a director of Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, the chairman of Te Taihwnua O Heretaunga for six years and kaumatua to a variety of organisations including Matahiwi Marae, Sport Hawkes Bay and WIT.


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