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To govern the work of the NZ Drug Foundation, an eight member board is appointed. Members bring a wide range of professional and personal experience to their role, actively supporting the work of the Drug Foundation’s Executive Director and team.
Director of Maori Development at Otago University
Tuari has an extensive background in the health, education and justice sectors, as well as in various strategic and executive management roles. Before joining Otago University, he was GM of Strategic Operations with the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC), and Deputy Chief Executive at the Ngai Tahu Development Corporation. Tuari is of Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe and Waitaha descent.
Allen and Clarke Policy and Regulatory Specialists
Matthew is a director and owner of public policy consultancy, Allen + Clarke. He consults domestically and internationally on a wide range of public policy matters but has a particular interest in tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug policy. His public service background includes being a local government environmental health officer and enforcement officer, as well as policy analyst and manager at the Ministry of Health where he oversaw the implementation of the New Zealand National Drug Policy. He has a wife, Sally, and three children (Emma, Harriet and Josh), and he enjoys mountain biking and skiing.
Director of Whakaata Tohu Tohu/Mirror Services , Dunedin
Deb has worked at the front line of child and youth services since the early 1990's. She has designed and developed services for those needing help with emotional and behavioural issues, alcohol and other drugs & mental health for the last couple of decades. She has lived experience with addiction and continues to support people seeking recovery. Deb is committed to seeing drug law reform take place in Aotearoa. She is a mother and grandmother & she wants Aotearoa to be a better place for future generations.
Khylee Quince is Ngapuhi and Ngati Porou and a Senior Lecturer and Associate Head of School at AUT School of Law, with nearly 20 years’ experience teaching and researching criminal law, youth justice, and Māori and the criminal justice system. She is the author of “Youth Justice in New Zealand” and in 2014 was the recipient of a National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award for Sustained Excellence. Khylee has extensive governance experience at local and national levels. Outside of her work, Khylee is a mother of three, a sci-fi Star Wars and Doctor Who geek, with a long term addiction to under-performing sports teams, particularly the Warriors and Liverpool Football Club.
Anna Jacob – Social Intrapreneur, The Southern Initiative
Anna’s working career has always had a focus on people. She has worked in a range of inter-related fields including youth work, public health, community development and in most recent years, social innovation in local government. In her spare time, Anna enjoys playing tennis, working on small business plans with her husband and travelling to the Cook Islands to spend time with family.
Education system and organisation performance consultant
Jim is a father and grandfather. He lives in Otaki where he is guardian to one of the few viable populations of endangered native snails. He has a background in educational leadership, governance, strategy development and implementation and is an education consultant. Much of Jim’s work focuses on how communities and whanau can get the most value from education.
Lizzie Marvelly came to prominence as a singer, but she has since earned her stripes as an engaging public speaker, media commentator, editor and columnist. As a public speaker she regularly addresses schools, universities and conference throughout New Zealand on topics such as feminism, empowerment, sexuality in the digital age, creativity and leadership. In 2015 Lizzie launched Villainesse.com, an online media project aiming to create smart, ‘no-filter’ media for young women. This won the 2017 Canon Media Awards Best Blog Site award. As a columnist for the Weekend Herald she was recognized as best Opinion Writer – General at the same award ceremony. Lizzie’s commitment to empowering young people led to her acceptance of the nomination to this board.
Professor Sir John Scott (1931 - 2015)
Mr Tim Harding