Trust Governance

 The Trust exists to raise money and financially support Hospice Marlborough. It owns the hospice building and raises over $700,000 from the community each year to keep the hospice operating. It is a registered charitable trust.

Phil Vink
Phil VinkChair
Born and raised in Christchurch and Canterbury Phil has spent his working life in sales, marketing, operations and general management, business ownership and recently, commercial insurance.

Having lived in and around Marlborough since 1987, he is committed to giving back to the community that has given so much over the last 30 years.

For eight years he was a Trustee of the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust and Ranui House in Christchurch. Currently he is a committee member of Renwick Smart & Connected and a Trustee of the Marlborough Festival and Events Trust. In 2020 he became a Trustee of The Marlborough Hospice Trust, taking up the role of Chairperson in November 2020.

Louise McKenzie
Louise McKenzieVice Chair
Louise has had a career in the health environment, practicing in both nursing and law. In nursing, she held a range of positions as a registered nurse in Dunedin. On completion of her law degree 20 years or more ago, she has remained in the health sector working firstly in private, then for Capital coast DHB, ACC, Healthcare NZ. During those years she spent time in the middle east setting up the legal structure of health organisations in Dubai and Doha. While Health Law was the predominant focus, it also involved a range of commercial activities.
Recently retired to Blenheim, she is presently Vice Chairperson of the Marlborough Primary Health Organisation and volunteers at the Citizens Advice Bureau. In the past, she has held committee and Chair positions with Community Law Centre and Woman’s Law organisations.
Ian Fitzgerald
Ian FitzgeraldTrustee
Ian is a Blenheim based experienced company director and advisor. Ian is a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and holds several directorships with private and public entities.
Ian’s current roles include being Chair of the Public Trust, Chair of the Niue Development Bank, Chair of Timaru District Holdings, Director World of Wearable Arts, member of the Ngati Apa ki te Ra To Investment Committee and is a former Chair of Kiwibank Limited.
Julie Patterson
Julie PattersonTrustee
Julie has extensive experience working in the NZ public health service in a wide range of clinical and leadership roles. She commenced her career as a register general and obstetric nurse (RGON), and her qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Business Administration. She has worked within hospital and health care settings in Wellington, Whanganui and for the Nelson Marlborough DHB. She has also worked in central government, including as an advisor for a Minister of Health.
For nine years she had the privilege of working as the Chief Executive of the Whanganui District Health Board and then a further year as the Interim CEO of Capital & Coast DHB in Wellington. During this time she had the opportunity to contribute to a number of cross government health and social service initiatives, locally, regionally and nationally.
Lilian Lawrence
Lilian LawrenceTrustee
Lilian has worked at Director and Senior Manager Level in both the public and private sectors in NZ and the UK.
In her career, she has successfully designed and implemented complex strategic planning processes, business models and governance frameworks. She has introduced complete portfolio management systems, enabling end to end management from the initial strategy to an individual project level. She has successfully managed complex transformation and change programmes.
She has an MBA in Change Management and is certified in the APMG-International Change Management ™. She is qualified in the full suite of project associated methodologies used in public and private sectors and is a Six Sigma Black Belt which is the leading process improvement methodology.

Tony Jordan
Tony Jordan Treasurer
Tony attended Lincoln University and attained a Diploma of Agriculture and Diploma of Valuation and Farm Management. Later he completed a Bachelor of Business Studies at Massey University (Extramurally). Through his working life Tony has had a strong rural connection from hands on grass roots level farming roles to Regional Finance Manager and Branch Manager in various locations for Wrightson and later Rabobank. Tony has strong banking, finance and risk management skills. Tony has also served in a number of governance roles including; Nelson College Board of Trustees, Selmes Garden Charitable Trust, Business Trust Marlborough and as a Trustee of the Marlborough Aviation Heritage Trust. He has also served on a number of semi formal “Boards of Management” for larger progressive farmers. Leisure activities include, mountain biking, golf and bridge.
Amoroa (Molly) Luke MNZM, JP
Amoroa (Molly) Luke MNZM, JPTrustee
Molly was raised in Wairau Pa and has spent her life in the service of helping others. From a career in aged care , social work, Māori health and whānau ora, she has front line experience of working with directly with whānau who need help addressing all the challenges life sometimes throws at us.

Molly is of Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Toa and Maniapoto descent. As such she has taken senior leadership roles in iwi and Māori development, Waitangi Tribunal preparations and negotiations, establishment and delivery of Whānau Ora through the Taumata of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu , Manu Taiki of Tu Pono o te whanau o Te Tauihu o Te Waka ā-Māui (reducing whānau harm), as well as being a Trustee of Māori lands within the Wairau.

Her passion has always been whānau wellbeing and has been working closely with Marlborough Hospice for over 10 years. Now as a Board member, Molly looks forward to using her knowledge and skills, contributing to the kaupapa of hospice.

Christine Andrews
Christine AndrewsTrustee
Christine has held senior management and leadership roles in the health system and the Ministry of Health specialising in the development and implementation of national primary care services. She is a registered nurse with extensive experience and knowledge of the nursing workforce. Christine is a Fellow of the College of Nurses Aotearoa with a BA and MA from Victoria University.
Vaughan HarrisCFO
Brian FletcherAdvisor