Our People



Richard Devereux, Tiamana Chair
An experienced investment advisor and financial advisor.
Rachael Masterton, Kaitirwā Tiamana Deputy Chair
Previously Methodist Church of New Zealand District Superintendent, and an experienced community volunteer.
Julie Pearse, Trustee
An experienced primary teacher, community development worker, district manager, and deer farmer.
Austen Banks, Trustee
An experienced farmer and business owner, company director, and past Chairman of Competenz ITO.
Revd David Poultney, Trustee
A Methodist Church of New Zealand Presbyter. 
Moana Wesley, Trustee
Representing the Otakou Runanga.
Keith McKenzie, Trustee
Managing director of a school advisory company, after 4 decades as a teacher, principal, and school inspector.


Laura Black, Kaihautū Director
Has over 25 years in management and governance in the NGO sector. Acts as both Chief Executive and Lay Superintendent. Leads the Mission’s Management Team.
Sue Clarke, Kaiwhakahaere Operations Leader
Manages the budgets and HR of all of the Mission’s delivery.
Charles Pearce, Kaiārahi Tikaka Practice Leader
Manages the quality and impact of all of the Mission’s delivery.
Pip Hannah, Kaitiaki Putea Accountant
Manages the Mission’s corporate services. 
Jimmy McLauchlan, Kaiwhakawhanake Pakihi Business Development Leader
Manages the Mission’s entrepreneurial development and engagement with new funding.
Dave Eggers, Kaiārahi Hakaru Pāroko ICT Coordinator
Leads the development of and manages the Mission’s ICT infrastructure.
Stacey Gullen-Reynolds, Kaitiriwā Whakahaere Tikaka
The Mission’s Deputy Practice Leader Māori