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  Left To Right Back Row:  Jan Thayer, Dr Fiona Inkpen (CEO), Barbara Clarke    Left to Right Front Row: Helen Eskett, Wayne Chapman (Chairman), John Barrett (Deputy Chairman)

Left To Right Back Row:  Jan Thayer, Dr Fiona Inkpen (CEO), Barbara Clarke

Left to Right Front Row: Helen Eskett, Wayne Chapman (Chairman), John Barrett (Deputy Chairman)

Wayne Chapman (Chair)

Wayne is a dairy farmer.  Whangarei born and bred, of Nga Puhi descent, his background is in banking.  He is involved in sports administration, and is a long term Rotarian, Paul Harris Fellow, and has received the Distinguished Meritorious Service award.  Wayne has been a long-time advocate of the organisation and has effectively led the Board for 14 years.


John Barrett (Deputy)

John has Iwi connections with Raukawa, Atiawa and Ngati Toa. He has had an involvement in tourism for the last 40 years and has been involved in community development for the past 25 years.

He sits on a number of national and regional governance boards and councils spanning tourism, education, health and community development as well being involved in the day to day operation of the family tourism business.


Helen Eskett MNZM

Helen has a background in accounting. She lives in Christchurch and is of Ngai Tahu descent.  Helen  is currently the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee,  is self-employed as an employment consultant, and also owns and operates with her husband, a 30 unit motel complex.  Helen is also the immediate past president of the NZ Family Planning Association and is Treasurer of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) which works in more than 150 countries.


Barbara Clarke

Barbara is a teacher by profession. She is the former Mayoress of Gisborne. Barbara is a member of the Tairawhiti District Health Board and Chair of the Hospital Advisory committee.  She is a member of the Tairawhiti Polytec Ucol Nursing Advisory Committee and chairs the Sunny Day Trust, which supports transport for the elderly and disabled in Gisborne.  Currently she is 1st Vice President of the New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women.  Barbara is involved in a viticulture farming partnership.


Jan Thayer

Appointed to the Foundation Board in March 2002 Jan has a background in Public Health Nursing and Management of Community Health Services.  She has been involved with the organisation since 1983. She was an owner manager of a residential care facility and latterly a 24 unit motel complex. She resides in North Canterbury and currently works part time for Canterbury District Health Board.


David Boyle

David Boyle, Group Manager Investor Education is a member of the Commission for Financial Capability’s Leadership team, David’s focus is one of helping all generations prepare for their retirement years.  With a focus on the 50 plus age group, his role has been established to help New Zealanders plan and transition from working income, to investment income and how best to get there.  With more than 32 years of experience in the financial services industry and a passion for financial capability he brings a wealth of experience to the Commission.

 Previously, David was GM Distribution Funds Management for ANZ Wealth and a member of its leadership. Before that he was GM Funds Management and responsible for the end-to-end accountability of their investment product range including KiwiSaver and managed investment funds.

 David is a Councillor for Workplace Savings, and has been appointed to the Government steering group that is reviewing the Financial Advisers Act in New Zealand with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

 David has also recently accepted a board position with Play it Strange.


Dr Fiona Inpen (CEO)

Fiona has held senior positions in community based organisations as well as the corporate and government worlds.  She has considerable experience in helping individuals and groups to develop their potential, sometimes in very difficult situations and with significant barriers.  Fiona’s strengths include her great combination of experience at the coalface combined with demonstrated team leadership skills and strategic ability.

Fiona gained her PhD from Victoria University of Wellington.  As well as practical experience in psychopathology and community work, she has held board positions with the Schizophrenia Fellowship (Wellington) and the Richmond Fellowship (National).

Fiona’s experience includes being General Manager of the Community Living Trust, HR and Organisational Development Manager for Fisher and Paykel Finance, Programme Manager at Arohata Prison, and Director Richmond Fellowship, Wellington.  She has also been a training and development consultant, counsellor and psychotherapist.


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