Leadership team

Introducing our leadership team led by Chief Executive Officer Steve Berry.

Steve Berry – Chief Executive Officer

Steve was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Trust in August 2012. Steve is a Registered Psychologist, with a Master’s Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology from the University of Waikato. Steve is a member of the NZ Psychological Society and the International Neuropsychological Society. Steve has held various senior management positions in the public and private sectors for 20 years.

Virginia Spoors – Southern Regional Manager Health and Ability Services

Virginia Spoors is the Regional Manager for Health and Ability Services Southern. Virginia first joined the organisation in 2008, initially as Workforce Development and Quality Manager and subsequently Clinical Support Services Manager. She is a Registered Comprehensive Nurse with over 20 years of experience in nursing, health education and in advisory roles.

Sarah Hillier –Southern Regional Manager Community Youth and Child Services

Sarah Hillier is the Regional Manager of Community Youth and Child Services. She has more than 20 years of health sector experience in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Prior to her current role, Sarah has held a number of senior clinical and leadership positions for New Zealand health and social service providers including Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust, NZCare Group, RIDCA and Lifelinks.

Stewart Clark – Northern Regional Manager Health and Ability Services

Stewart Clark is the Regional Manager for Health and Ability Services Northern.  Prior to this appointment Stewart managed a large aged-care facility and prior to that role he managed laboratory services, a role he came to after a four-year stint as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.  Stewart also has two years experience as a Community Support Worker and he has volunteered extensively.  He has a Bachelor Degree (Medical Laboratory Sciences with Distinction) and a Certificate in Health Leadership.

Joanne Hope – National Manager Mission

Joanne has worked for St John of God for 20 years and been the National Manager Mission since 2011. She has a background in teaching, adult education, community development and social work.

Mal Kendrew – National Manager Corporate Services

Mal is the National Manager Corporate Services providing leadership of the organisation’s strategic and operational activities. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and has extensive project management experience in engineering, manufacturing and infrastructure development and senior leadership experience in the tertiary education, health and social services sectors.

Warren Murphy – National Manager Finance and Procurement

Warren is the National Manager Finance and Procurement, providing the financial leadership to ensure achievement of our strategic and operational objectives. He has over 20 years of private and public sector leadership experience including senior Finance roles at the Department of Conservation and Christchurch City Council.

Seáneen McKenzie – National Manager Human Resources

Seáneen McKenzie is the National Manager Human Resources, with more than 14 years of government sector experience. Prior to her current role Seaneen has had senior leadership experience coordinating the establishment of a number of regional and national offices within a large Government Department.

George Anderson – National Manager Fundraising and Marketing

George is the National Manager Fundraising and Marketing with a wealth of public and private health sector communication and marketing experience. Prior to his current role, George worked in health promotion and corporate communications for NSW Health, as well consulting for health public relations agencies.