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Board Members

  • Anne Wilkinson2

    Anne Wilkinson ONZM

    Chairperson

    Anne’s involvement in the sector began over 30 years ago as a parent. She has a background of working with families and for over 25 years, worked for the family based support organisation, Parent to Parent New Zealand.
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    Gary Williams MNZM

    Board Member

    Gary is Ngati Porou and a disabled person. He’s been directly involved in the disability sector his whole life and for at least the last 35 years, he’s been active in the governance and management of various sector-related NGOs and companies both in New Zealand and internationally.
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  • Pati Umage

    Pati Umaga

    Board Member

    Pati Umaga is a disability advocate and the current chair National Enabling Good Lives Leadership Group.  He sits on a number of boards and advisory groups involved with the UNCRPD, NZDS and the Disability Action Plan.
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    Belinda O'Brien

    Board Member

    Belinda O'Brien was appointed a Board member in February 2013. Belinda is a Chartered Accountant and has 15 years auditing experience for global professional services firms. She brings with her a wealth of financial accounting/reporting experience to assist the SAMS Board to meets its financial reporting obligations.
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  • Tiffany

    Tiffany Wilkinson

    Board Member

    Tiffany has a family member with ASD and an intellectual disability, and so has been passionate about equality and inclusion from a young age. She completed a Masters of Disability and Inclusion studies at the University of Waikato, and has been involved with Parent to Parent through the SibSupport programme...
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    Mike Gourley

    Deputy Chairperson

    Mike's shortened arms have never seemed to have shortened his reach in life. A highpoint was accompanying the Governor General to the United Nations to accept an international award on behalf of New Zealand.
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    Stewart Haig

    Board Member

    Stewart has been involved in the disability sector for many years, and currently works part time for People First in Christchurch, and is a representative of People First on the Disabled Person's Assembly Christchurch Committee. He represents People First on the Office for Disability Issues Reference Group.
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    Trevor Wilson

    Amorangi

    Tēnā Koutou; Naumai haere mai ki SAMS; Ko Aoraki te Mauka Ariki; Ko Tutoko te Awa; Ko Tutoko te Maunga; Ko Kaitahu, Ngāti Rarua, Te Ātiawa; Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Apa me Rangitane hoki; Ko Te Koeti-Turanga te Hapū; No Te Tai Poutini; I noho ana ahau ki...
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