Donna Kennedy – Interim Chief Executive 

Donna Kennedy

Based in our National Office in Porirua, Donna is undertaking this role on a temporary basis, while the NZRDA Board recruits a new CEO to replace Chris Hooper who left at the end of 2018. Donna has been a NZRDA Board member for the past three years. She is heavily involved with her local Wellington RDA (formerly as President, and currently as Coach and as Project Manager for building a new covered arena at Battle Hill). Donna has a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in accountancy (from Massey University in Palmerston North). She obtained her Chartered Accountancy at Audit New Zealand. 

Donna has previously worked in financial and operational management roles at ENZA, Wakefield Hospital, NZ Racing Board and Heritage New Zealand. Her strengths include helping non-financial managers to develop financial management skills, implementing change and the structures needed to support such change, and identifying areas for increased efficiency and effectiveness.  Donna loves a challenge and she loves working with staff at the coalface to ensure they have the support and tools they need to work at their optimal level to produce the best outcomes for their organisation. Donna's skills are put to good use at her local RDA – and at an Executive and Board level, as NZRDA continues to develop and grow. 

 Lynn Coory – Human Resources Manager

Ingrid Kamstra – Fundraising and Marketing Manager

Rachelle Perkins – Finance Manager

Dna Wells – National Training Manager

Shireen Maindonald – Fundraising Co-ordinator

Jill Paterson – Training and Certification Co-ordinator

Louise Tunley – Operational Support Co-ordinator