Our Board of Trustees is made up of members of our community which the charity serves. The role of the Trustees is to provide strategic direction for Harbour Hospice and to ensure the local community is represented in its aim to meets its objectives, while maintaining our core philosophy and values.


Ann Tod, Chair

Ann is a chartered accountant and ex-Partner and auditor at KPMG. In 2022 she was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for her contribution to netball at national and international level. She was the Finance Director for the World Netball Board and a long-serving umpire at grassroots level. 2022 also saw Ann inducted into the North Harbour Business Hall of Fame for her significant contribution to charity. She is involved in several other local boards.


Kerry Francis, Deputy Chair

Kerry is the Deputy Chair of the Harbour Hospice Trust, a past member of the North Shore Hospice Trust Board and is Chair of the North Harbour Budgeting Services, Director of Longburn Farm Management Ltd and past EGM Institutional Banking and Markets for the ASB.


Carmel Conaghan

Carmel (Registered Comprehensive Nurse) is Chief Executive Officer for RDNS Ltd, a provider of home and community support service.


Lou-Ann Ballantyne

Lou-Ann brings vast experience in planning and resource management advisory roles in local government. She has worked in the Māori outcomes space for some time where she has fostered strong experience applying te ao Māori views and perspectives and how these can be acknowledged and incorporated within non-Māori organisations. Her interest also extends to wider diversity in organisations and ensuring this is reflected and valued. This is Lou-Ann’s first Board appointment.


Gillian Cossey

Gillian (M.B.A) is currently providing management consulting services to the WDHB and is the past General Manager of Surgical and Ambulatory Care for Counties Manukau Health. She is Chair of the Warkworth Wellsford Advisory Committee and lives locally.


Kirsty Vercoe

Kirsty is an experienced board member for non-profits in the health sector. She is a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors. A North Shore local, Kirsty trained as a pharmacist before moving into commercial roles. She is currently a senior leader for a private company who delivers health services across New Zealand.


Katie Noble

Katie is a North Shore local who has held a number of governance positions in both public and private sectors over the years. With a background in marketing and business, Katie is co-founder and current Managing Director of what has become one of the leading assistive technology companies in New Zealand.


Nicolette Bodewes

Nicolette (BA/LLB (Hons)) is a Director of Schnauer & Co, Barristers and Solicitors on the North Shore.


Peter Yoo

Peter is a North Shore local who is a qualified pharmacist and also holds an MBA. Peter started his career in community pharmacy where he first gained an appreciation for Hospice. He escalated his career through corporate pharmaceutical roles, also working for Pharmac just as the pandemic hit. Peter has been President for the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (Auckland Branch). This will be his first Board appointment.


Natasha Geo

Natasha has worked in the health and disability sector for some years. She recently moved into a North Shore based community development and events role. Natasha has a Master in Public Health and a strong interest in advocacy, the non-profit sector and community development. This is Natasha’s first Board appointment.


Suzanne Lasenby

Suzanne is the current co-Chair of the Hibiscus Advisory Board. She has 'on the ground' experience with Hospice and fundraising, is passionate about the organisation and is very closely connected to the Hibiscus Coast. She is Operations Manager for a storage company, a strong communicator and is a valuable addition to the Board.