Chris Hooper - Chief Executive Officer

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Based in our National Office in Porirua, Chris has been CEO of NZRDA since January 2016. Chris has run large non-profit organisations in NZ and the UK. Taking the organisation through a complete re-brand, he headed up SCOUTS NZ for 5 years and Special Olympics for more than 10 years (first in NZ, then in the UK). Before joining NZRDA, Chris was in charge of Alumni Relations at Victoria University, travelling internationally to connect with Graduates and running various networking and stakeholder events. In another life Chris was involved with the administration of mainstream sport when he was the CEO of Netball Central Zone (covering grassroots netball through to the Pulse franchise). Chris is a keen runner. In 2017, he completed the London marathon for the 7th time. He ran a respectable time of 4 hours, 36 minutes, and 25 seconds to raise funds and awareness for RDA. He has 2020 in his sights for his next marathon adventure.

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