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

Deputy Chair

Ben Trieu


Theresa Stratton


Jay Marlowe

Board Member

Judith Mukakayange

Board member

Penny Hartill

Board Member

Tony Wansbrough

Board Member

Leadership Team

Sharron Ward


Aklilu Hibtit

Cultural Director

Annette Mortensen

Training & Development Manager

Devash Naidoo

Clinical Director

Joyce Wei Liu

Business Manager


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