The National Board is made up of elected volunteer members (5), Maori representation (2) and independent members (2).
The National Board focuses on the strategic National governance. They represent the owners of Plunket who are the thousands of volunteer members throughout the Country.
The National Board employs the Chief Executive Officer and delegates responsibility for the daily leadership and management of the organisation to her.
Tristine lives on a lifestyle block in Oamaru after moving there from the family farm. She has two grown up sons, Morgan and Tyler. Tristine is passionate about locally based community initiatives and actively participates as the past Chairperson of the Waitaki Family Health Trust Committee, as a member of the Safekids Coalition and returning officer for a Board of Trustees.
Tristine has been involved with Plunket for 30 years, holding many governance roles at local and national level. Tristine has been awarded life membership of her Area.
Tristine is passionate about getting better health outcomes and making sure our families and communities are strong and connected.
Andree’s involvement with Plunket began with the arrival of the first of her two children over 16 years ago.
Since then she has served in a number of roles from local sub-branch through to New Zealand Councillor and now board member. She has been actively involved in her community for many years.
Living on Auckland’s North Shore with her husband, daughter and son, Andree is a solicitor with Simpson Western, a law firm based in Takapuna.
Paul joined the National Board in November 2012, he is the first elected Independent Board Member to join the Board under the new Rules of the RNZPS Inc. that were voted in by the membership in November 2011.
Paul is a member or a chair of various Health Sector Boards. He Paul lives in Auckland and is married with two children and four grandchildren. Paul’s association with Plunket started in Counties Manukau and has grown since that time to the involvement he has today.
Liz joined the National Board in November 2012.
Liz is a Registered Nurse who has had an extensive professional background and wide health sector experience which ranges and incorporates a clinical career specialising in general nursing, health research and senior nursing lecturing.
She is a current Executive member of Te Kaunihera o nga Neehi Maori o Aotearoa (New Zealand Maori Nursing Council) and a Trustee on Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua Trust Board.
Annette is the mother of four awesome children. She lives in Wellington, is a director of 2 funeral companies and is a Customer Service Representative.
Annette has been a volunteer with Plunket since 1985 and has held positions at all levels and been honoured with the award of Life Member.
She received the Timaru District individual community award for her volunteer service to Plunket. Rotary also honoured Annette as a Paul Harris Fellow.
Annette strong advocates Plunket’s vision ‘Together the best start for every child’ Mā te mahi ngātahi, e puāwai ai ā tātou tamariki.
Gloria is a mother of four children and became involved with Plunket after the birth of her third child.
Gloria has been a volunteer for Plunket in Taupo since 1996, having held the positions of Vice President and President of the Taupo Branch. She was appointed acting New Zealand Councillor to represent the Lakes Area in December 2006 and duly elected in July 2007. Gloria was elected to the National Board in November 2010.
Gloria has lived in Taupo for the past 19 years. She is passionate about the rights of children to lead safe and healthy lives in order to reach their full potential. Gloria is presently employed as the Taupo Violence Intervention Network Coordinator.
Ngaiterangi, Ngati Awa, Ngati Porou
Colleen lives on Matakana Island where she was born and raised by her grandparents. Life revolves around her whānau, hapu, marae, whenua and the small island community where everyone has a close affinity with the land and the sea.
She has experience in management and governance within the public and private sectors including community health and Kaupapa Māori health services. She is a Director on the Western Bay of Plenty PHO.
Christine is a born and bred Cantabrian and a mother of two boys. She first joined Plunket when she returned to New Zealand after a few years in the UK as a way of meeting new people in Christchurch.
She has been a Plunket volunteer in Canterbury since 2000, and has worked in a variety of roles including Entity Treasurer, Family Centre President, Branch President, New Zealand Councillor and now National Board member.
Christine is passionate about the support Plunket gives families in those crucial early years. In her spare time she enjoys the occasional social round of golf and is also on her local Golf Club Committee. Christine is also Treasurer of the Dyspraxia Support Group of NZ.
Kylie was born and bred in Wanganui. She is married with two children and lives in the sunny Hawkes Bay.
Kylie became a volunteer six and a half years ago when her first child was born. She has been a Treasurer at entity level and a New Zealand Councillor before joining the National Board in November 2011.
Kylie works with at risk youth delivering Agricultural training for an APTE.