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Our Trustees

Yvonne Anderson

Yvonne is a paediatrician with a passion for undertaking research that enhances the health and wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi. Yvonne and her research team work to find innovative solutions to complex health problems, prioritising child and whānau voice.


Kay Crofskey

Kay Crofskey was principal of Welbourn School for many years, following an extensive career in Education as a teacher and educational leader. Kay has seen first-hand how the research from Dr. Anderson's team is improving health and wellbeing of both tamariki and rangatahi, and the Trust's potential.

Roddy Bennett

Roddy Bennett has recently retired from TSB after 25 years working as part of the Finance team, the last ten as Chief Financial Officer on the leadership team. Roddy brings governance and financial oversight experience to the Trust and is keen to see community collaboration to successfully implement research outcomes for the betterment of the health and wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi in Taranaki.


Garth Clarricoats


Garth comes to the board with a wealth of knowledge from his background in governance, management, hospitality, and social work. He has significant expertise in not-for-profit and corporate governance, strategic thinking, insurance, leadership and counselling. He has also spoken on many issues relating to insurance and governance.

Garth (Te Rarawa, Ngapuhi, Ngati Whatua) believes that holistic healthcare has to be at the beginning, not the end, of the health journey, and creating easily accessible, high quality, integrated, wrap-around health solutions for everyone is critical; especially our tamariki and mokopuna and those with special needs.

Brendon Rei

Brendon is a South Taranaki local who moved away as a young man to work for the Navy, Army, Westpac Rescue Helicopter and then the media industry. He has returned to Taranaki to direct his own company - Rei Media. Brendon’s passion is working with our rangatahi tāne Māori, that are our succession to what the men of our future look like on our Marae, Hapū and Iwi.


Aisling Weir

Aisling is a senior commercial lawyer with over 18 years experience. She works with a range of organisations including Te Whatu Ora, regulatory authorities, healthcare businesses and start-ups. Aisling’s particular interest is in health technology and how it can be used to improve the health and wellbeing of New Zealand Aotearoa children and youth.

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