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Board of Trustees
World Vision of New Zealand (WVNZ) is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees who meet 6 times a year. The principal roles of the WVNZ board with regard to the overall World Vision mission are:
- To provide policy leadership within World Vision New Zealand
- To oversee the operations of World Vision New Zealand
The current members are:
Peter McClure (Board chair)
Peter McClure has been a board member since 2004 and Chairperson of World Vision New Zealand since January 2006. Peter is also a board representative on the World Vision International board. He is currently Managing Director, Fonterra Brands NZ Ltd, and was formerly Chief Executive of New Zealand Dairy Foods Ltd, a position he has held through various ownerships since 1995. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Lion Breweries Ltd for three years, following a 13-year stint at SC Johnson and Sons Ltd, where he became Managing Director, New Zealand, in 1989. Peter's original training was in accountancy and he is a Chartered Accountant, although he has worked in marketing, sales and general management the past 20 years, both in New Zealand and overseas.
Jon Hartley BA (Hons), FCA, ACA, FAICD
Jon Hartley has worked in a variety of commercial leadership roles in several public and private organisations, both in developed and developing countries including the United Kingdom (UK), Sudan, Zambia, Australia and New Zealand. He now divides his time between his family, volunteering and a few commercial clients including ASB Bank, Mighty River Power and Chorus Ltd.
Jon has a passionate interest in the issues of injustice and oppression. He has been involved with World Vision microfinance since 2003 and has volunteered in Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines, Indonesia, Zambia, Singapore, the United States and the UK. He also sits on the board of VisionFund Cambodia and is deputy chair of VisionFund International. Jon recently started a volunteer network ('Bankers with Vision') based in Singapore. Through the network, people with the relevant skills can work with VisionFund microfinance organisations in Asia to help address the needs of poor entrepreneurs.
Dr Sandy Callister
Sandy Callister joined the board in December 2007. She is a director of the marketing strategy firm The Providence Report and Erewhon Limited, and a consultant to Wigram Capital Advisors.
Sandy has previously worked for TVNZ, Saatchi and Saatchi in New York, Unilever in London, and was Managing Director of Colmar Brunton in Wellington. She is a trustee of the Adam Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington and the New Zealand Fashion Museum.
She holds a PhD in history from the University of Auckland, and has studied women and leadership at the Harvard Business School. Her book, The Face of War: New Zealand's Great War Photography, was published by Auckland University Press in May 2008. Sandy is currently a Research Scholar at the Stout Centre, Victoria University, researching a book on New Zealand's Victorian family albums.
Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Smythe (Vice chair)
Liz Smythe has been a board member since September 1997, and is also a board representative on the World Vision International board. Liz is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at Auckland University of Technology. She has a practice background in nursing and midwifery. In recent times, Liz has developed a strong qualitative research portfolio, with a keen interest in the nature of 'thinking'. A study on the thinking of leadership is especially relevant to her role on the board. She has recently conducted research on the experience of being a VisionFund donor with World Vision.
Andy Picot joined the board in February 2010 and is a Chartered Accountant. He has worked in a commercial environment for many years, including running a packaging business.
Andy has been involved in youth counselling and treasury roles and, is a trustee on a number of charitable trusts. Andy currently manages a small private investment company.
Darryl Gardiner is a regular speaker and trainer both in New Zealand and internationally. He joined the board in June 2010. He is an ordained Anglican priest and has been involved in youth work for more than 25 years. Darryl is very involved in "Incedo" - a national youth organisation - and is a married father of two children.
Fepulea'i Margie Apa joined the Board in 2011 and is currently Deputy Director-General of the Sector Capability and Implementation Business Unit at the Ministry of Health. She carries an honorific (or chief) title from her home village of Sale'aula, Savai'i, Samoa.
Margie's background is in public policy having worked for the State Services Commission early in her career, change management at the Health Funding Authority, accident insurance policy at the Department of Labour, and planning and funding at Capital and Coast District Health Board. Margie was also General Manager, Pacific Health at Counties Manukau District Health Board with funding, planning and service development responsibilities in improving the health of Pacific populations in the South Auckland area.
Risk, Assurance and Audit
The Risk, Assurance and Audit Committee's role is to assist the board in discharging its responsibility to exercise due care, diligence and skill in relation to oversight of:
- The integrity of external financial reporting
- The application of accounting policy
- Financial management
- Internal control systems
- Accounting policy and practice
- The risk management framework and monitoring compliance with that framework
- Compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards
- Recommend to the board the external auditor appointment, tenure and remuneration
- Oversee and monitor the performance of the external auditors and also assess the external auditor's independence and qualifications
- Act as a formal forum for free and open communication between the Board, the internal and external auditors and management
Members: Jon Hartley (Chair), Peter McClure and Andy Picot
The objectives of the committee are to:
- Assist the board in the establishment of remuneration policies and practices for the Chief Executive Officer and all Director-level positions.
- Provide advice to the board on the remuneration (package), and performance management of the organisation's Chief Executive Officer and Directors
- Ensure organisational alignment with Remuneration Policy and Strategy
In pursuing these objectives, the committee may obtain advice from suitably qualified Independent Advisor(s) approved by the full Board.
Members: Natalie Archer (Chair), Peter McClure and Darryl Gardiner