Board of Trustees
Tuari Potiki, Chair of the Board
Director of Maori Development for Otago University
Matthew Allen, Deputy Chair
Allen and Clark Policy and Regulatory Specialists
Matthew has a background in public policy and was the Ministry of Health manager for New Zealand National Drug Policy. He is now consults internationally on tobacco, alcohol, and other drug policy. Matthew is a family man with a wife and two children and he enjoys reading science-fiction and mountain biking.
Deb has worked at the front line of child and youth services dealing with alcohol and other drugs and mental health for over 18 years. She has been on a range of advisory committees for DHBs, Maturaki, ALAC and now works for Mirror Services in Otago. Deb is enjoying being a mother and a grandmother and loves to visit Bali whenever she can.
Dr Greg Hamilton
Lead Service Transition for Canterbury District Health Board
Greg has been working in the tobacco, alcohol and other drug health promotion and policy sector sincce the mid 1990s. Since then he has worked in and around the Canterbury region for the Canterbury DHB. Greg's main expertise lies in adolescent smoking prevention and cessation — he has published over 13 papers, two book chapters and well over 20 major reports on the issue. When he is not out running, Greg is watching his children play sport.
Alexandra first started working with the Drug Foundation over six years ago, helping them reposition themselves. Her expertise is in strategic communications with a strong interest in corporate responsibility, digital communications, stakeholder relationships and internal cultures. She works across government, commercial and not for profit organisations in New Zealand and Australia.
Dr Rob McGee
Department of Preventive & Social Medicine Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago
Rob teaches health promotion at the University of Otago Medical School. His interets lie in health promotion for youth. He has a background in psychology, mental health, alcohol and tobacco use, and self harm in teens.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Julia has a background in nursing and has spent the last 15 years working in public, drug and alcohol, youth, and indigenous health in both New Zealand and Australia. Although she loves Sydney, she also loves coming back home to New Zealand to see her family and friends and the great Kiwi outdoors.
Coordinater of Christchurch CAYAD
Phil has a background in youth work, social work counselling, management of health social services, and research into Pasifika mental health. He is currently the coordinator of CAYAD Christchurch and chair of the Pacific Advisory group to the new Health Promotion Agency. Phil is the extremely proud father of two wonderful daughters.
Professor Sir John Scott (awarded 2009)
- Mr Tim Harding (awarded 2012)