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World Vision New Zealand - Senior Leadership Team

World Vision New Zealand - Senior Leadership Team

Grant Bayldon

National Director
Grant joined World Vision New Zealand in 2018 as the National Director and leads the development and humanitarian work in more than 25 countries as well as the organisation’s fundraising and advocacy work in New Zealand.

Grant's previous roles have included Executive Director of Amnesty International NZ; Deputy Executive Director at Oxfam; and CEO of law firm, Duncan Cotterill.

Grant's first experience with World Vision was going without food for the 40 Hour Famine as a child. Now he gets to see first-hand both the desperate plight and the heroic resilience of many of the most vulnerable children and their communities.
<h4>Lucie Newport</h4>

Lucie Newport

People & Culture Director

Lucie joined World Vision New Zealand in 2018 as the People & Culture Director.

Lucie has 30 years’ experience as a Human Resources professional both in the private and not-for-profit sectors. Before joining World Vision, Lucie spent 7-years focussing on change management, employee engagement, organisational culture, and leadership development with Sanitarium.

<h4>Tamsyn Parry</h4>

Tamsyn Parry

Finance Director
Tamsyn joined World Vision New Zealand in 2014 as Head of Finance and was appointed to Finance Director in 2019.

Tamsyn is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Accounting and Commerce. She started her career as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Tamsyn's passion for World Vision's work was re-invigorated after visiting her sponsored child in Honduras in 2007.

<h4>TJ Grant</h4>

TJ Grant

International Partnerships Director
TJ joined World Vision New Zealand in 2018 as the International Partnerships Director and also currently sits on the Board of Directors for the NZ Council for International Development.

TJ has his Masters in International Development Studies and has worked with World Vision globally for more than 13 years in a variety of roles. Since God touched his life as an undergraduate student, TJ has had a passion for working with and walking alongside the poor and vulnerable.
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Gareth Owen

Marketing & Engagement Director

Gareth joined World Vision New Zealand in 2018 as the Director of Marketing & Engagement.

Gareth has a Bachelor of Marketing and a graduate diploma in Finance & Accounting. He is responsible for all fundraising activity, supporter engagement, and external affairs. Before joining the New Zealand team, Gareth was the Head of Supporter Growth for World Vision UK. 

<h4>Paul Conaghan</h4>

Paul Conaghan

Information & Solutions Director

Paul Conaghan joined World Vision New Zealand in 2017 as the Head of ICT and not long after this was appointed to Information & Solutions Director. 

Paul has extensive IT experience, having worked in the industry all of his working life. His strong technical background, project management methodologies, and operational management skills support World Vision to effectively use technology to deliver the best results.

World Vision New Zealand - Board of Trustees

<br>World Vision New Zealand - Board of Trustees

Board member, Patrick Brockie with children in Bangladesh

The World Vision New Zealand Board of Trustees oversees the governance of World Vision New Zealand by establishing corporate policies for the overall performance of World Vision New Zealand, ensuring there is an effective management team responsible for day-to-day operations, approving strategy and monitoring the performance of the organisation as it seeks to fulfil its mission. 

The World Vision New Zealand Board of Trustees also governs World Vision New Zealand’s stewardship value by focusing on sustainable and efficient ministry while maintaining accountability to donors and the communities served.

In addition to the governance role of the World Vision New Zealand Board of Trustees, three supporting committees help the board to operate effectively and efficiently, particularly for specialist matters; Risk Assessment and Audit Committee; People and Culture Committee; and Governance committee.
<h4>Margie Apa</h4>

Margie Apa

Board Chair | Member since 2011
Appointed Board Chair in 2019 

Margie is the CEO for Counties Manukau District Health Board. She has a Bachelor of Commerce in Management Studies and Labour Relations and a post-graduate in Health Economics.  She carries an honorific (or chief) title from her father's village of Sale'aula, Savai'i, and is also from Faleasi’u, Upolu (nee Tuitama) in Samoa.

Margie has over 20 years in the health sector with a strong background in public policy and change. She has worked for the State Services Commission, Health Funding Authority, MBIE, and Capital and Coast District Health Board.

Margie is a trustee for the board of Presbyterian Support Northern, a New Zealand charity that works with vulnerable children and their families in the upper North Island. 

<h4>Matthew Prichard</h4>

Matthew Prichard

Board Member | Member since 2017
Chair of Risk Assessment and Audit Committee

Matt is Executive Chair of KPMG NZ. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, Chartered Accountant,  and a Certified Treasury Professional.

In his KPMG role, Matt helps lead their work with Māori, and a range of advisory and audit work for financial institutions and other clients. Matt has held several client-facing and leadership roles during his career, including management of some of KPMG’s largest audit and advisory relationships.

Matt is a facilitator for the Springboard Trust, a charitable trust working within the New Zealand education sector to assist principals to enhance strategic leadership capability..
<h4>Kym Samuels</h4>

Kym Samuels

Board Member | Member since 2017
Chair of People and Culture Committee

Kym and her husband Paul own New World Morrinsville. She has enjoyed the challenges of operating a business in the fast-moving consumer goods industry for more than 15 years. As local business owners, their goal is to help New Zealanders get more out of life and acquire their grocery needs - while keeping safe from COVID-19. 
Kym witnessed the impact of World Vision's work in Uganda, where she visited child sponsorship community programmes and projects supporting refugees from South Sudan.
Kym and her husband, Paul, live in the Waikato. Paul's Iwi is Ngāti Haua, and home Marae, Rukumoana. Kym is also on the board of Totara Spring Christian Camp in Matamata. 
<h4>Toni Laming</h4>

Toni Laming

Board Member | Member since 2017
Chair of Governance Committee

Toni is the Executive Director of Business Units for Auckland UniServices. She holds a Bachelor of Science, Advanced Management Program from INSEAD and is a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.   

Toni has extensive business experience in corporate strategy, transforming customer experience, designing, and delivering innovation programs, new business models and digital solutions.

Toni's career has spanned across diverse global markets in innovation, agriculture, food and beverage, commodities, and consulting through a range of senior leadership positions at leading global organizations including Fonterra, Orica, and Fletcher Building.
<h4>Dr Michael Duncan</h4>

Dr Michael Duncan

Board Member | Member since 2019
Member of People and Culture Committee

Mick has a PhD in Culture and Society from AUT (Auckland) and lectures in several universities throughout NZ and Australia. 

Mick’s professional background is in community development, sociology, and theology. He is a sought-after speaker and well respected for his pastoral insights; he has written several books related to mission. 

Mick is the chair for the Open Home Foundation, a charitable trust with a mission to see every child and young person in New Zealand growing up in a safe and loving family. 
<h4>Patrice devaux de Marigny</h4>

Patrice devaux de Marigny

Board Member | Member since 2019
Member of Risk Assessment and Audit Committee

Patrice retired as Chief Distribution Officer for AIA/Sovereign Assurance Limited in April 2019 having held several senior and executive positions within the company. 

Patrice successfully assisted in the sale of Sovereign to AIA (the largest listed life insurance company in the world) in 2018 integrating AIA and Sovereign within New Zealand. 

Patrice has an extensive work background leading large teams in financial services and marketing across South Africa and New Zealand.
<h4>Patrick Brockie</h4>

Patrick Brockie

Board Member | Member since 2018
Member of Risk Assessment and Audit Committee

Patrick is the Chief Financial Officer for City Rail Link Limited. He is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary and Administrator, and has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration.

From 2010 to 2018 he was Head of Loans & Specialised Finance for ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited including responsibility for specialised finance products. Before ANZ, Patrick had a 20-year career with Citibank, based in New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and London. His last position with Citibank was as Managing Director and Global Head of Export & Agency Finance and Trade Head for Europe, Middle East & Africa. 
<h4>Mike Tomkins</h4>

Mike Tomkins

Board Member | Member since 2021
World Vision International Board Representative

Mike is the World Vision International Partnership Leader for Corporate Security, heading up security strategy and practice, global fleet, crisis management and resilience functions for our operations in 100 countries.

Mike has built his career in military, policing, and central government and holds a Diploma of Policing, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management. He has three decades of experience in general management, specialising in global security, change and crisis management, organisational resilience and complex investigations management.