Our People

Our People


Helen Clark was appointed Patron of RASNZ in 2017. As a former Prime Minister of New Zealand and the first female administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our organisation.

Helen has a long history of supporting refugees. During her time as Prime Minister, she agreed to take 150 Afghan refugees rescued from a fishing boat off the coast of Australia. She has since described this as one of her proudest moments as Prime Minister.

Board Members

Jenni Broom


Penny Hartill

Cultural Director

James Hassall

Cultural Director

Jay Marlowe

Cultural Director

Judith Mukakayange

Cultural Director

Theresa Stratton

Cultural Director

Ben Trieu

Cultural Director

James Usmar


Tony Wansbrough

Cultural Director

Leadership Team

Ann Hood


Aklilu Hibtit

Cultural Director

Joyce Liu

Business Manager

Kate Brady Kean

Clinical Manager

Mackenzie Koppel

Fundraising & Communications Manager

Sue Petrie

Mangere Team Leader