National Office Team

Our highly energetic and dedicated staff form the Make-A-Wish NZ team in our national office based in Newmarket, Auckland.  

The two core functions of our organisation are Fundraising and Wish Delivery - each member of our team has an important part to play in the successful delivery of wishes to Kiwi children with critical illnesses, contributing specialist skills to their individual roles, and working together to achieve exceptional results.

Board Members

Under governance from an experienced Board - a mix of long-serving and recent appointments, our Board members bring a range of specialist knowledge to achieve operational excellence and to provide strategic advice.

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Award-Winning Team

Make-A-Wish NZ were recognised for their exemplary performance in Wish Delivery in 2018 with the Make-A-Wish International Award for Wish Delivery 2015-2017 (delivering the most wishes per capita across 42 Make-A-Wish affiliate countries).  As one of the smaller Make-A-Wish affiliates we are very proud of this achievement!



Our Team

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Pam Elgar
Robyn Tane
Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Manager
Debbie Hoskins
Volunteer and Medical Outreach Manager
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Siva Xavier
Finance and Administration Manager
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Josh Jenkinson
Wish Coordinator
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Tui Crowe
Wish Coordinator
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Kirsty Blackwell
Wish Coordinator
Linda Tran
Wish Coordinator
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Jacqui Simpson
Office & Wish Administrator
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Shona Willis
Corporate & Events Specialist
Angela Hayes
Communications Specialist
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Kaci Ferguson
Donor Care
Raema Inglis
Grant Administrator
Wuyang Xu
Database Administrator

Board Members

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Alan Brame
Board Chair, Finance Committee Member
Appointed: 2017-10-01
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Kim Conner
Chief Executive Officer, Canon NZ Ltd
Appointed: 2017-01-10
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Struan Abernethy
Group Chief Executive Officer, Leading Edge Group
Appointed: 2019-02-01
Tejveer Singh Sethi
Director, Independent Advisory Services Limited
Appointed: 2019-02-01
Candice Robertson
Owner/Founder, Lumia Consulting
Appointed: 2019-01-01
Shawn Rutene
Metro Area Shift Inspector Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau), New Zealand Police
Appointed: 2017-10-01
Renny Hayes
Appointed: 2013-05-01
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Katie Noble
Managing Director, Allied Medical
Appointed: 2013-05-01
James Wear
General Manager Commercial, NZ Cricket
Appointed: 2015-10-01

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